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Adoption (8)

Adoption

Adoption Adding a new member to your family can be one of the most joyous moments imaginable. Adoption is one option individuals have for growing their family. Prior to consulting with an adoption agency, it’s suggested that individuals looking to … Continue reading

Choosing Adoption

Choosing Adoption For various reasons and motivations, many families choose to bring a child into their lives through the process of adoption. There are various forms of adoption, from entirely open adoptions where the adopting family has considerable contact with … Continue reading

Identifying Birth Parent Scams

Identifying Birth Parent Scams Though most adoption agencies and birth parent couples are honest, it is important to recognize that there are scam artists in these arenas who may be looking to take advantage of a couple that is vulnerable … Continue reading

Child Custody (35)

Parental Rights

Parental Rights As a parent, it is understandable to want to be involved in your child’s life as much as possible. This can include spending time with your child and having the right to make decisions that will affect his … Continue reading

Child Custody

Child Custody It is understood that the divorce process can be difficult and emotionally draining. Dealing with the division of property or assets can overshadow what is most important: your children. Children, especially those of a young age, can be … Continue reading

Common Mistakes People Make During Their Divorce

Common Mistakes People Make During Their Divorce Most people pursuing a divorce hope to move through the process as quickly and easily as possible. However, it isn’t uncommon for the husband or wife to use tactics that could do more … Continue reading

Child Support (9)

Child Support

Child Support A parent’s responsibility for their child does not end with the termination of a marriage. If one parent has been granted primary custody by a court, the other may be required to provide financial support for the child’s … Continue reading

The Relationship Between Child Visitation and Child Support

The Relationship Between Child Visitation and Child Support When reaching a divorce settlement, many aspects of your divorce will influence one another. There is often a relationship between child support payments and child visitation, though this relationship can vary from … Continue reading

Decreasing Child Support

Decreasing Child Support After a divorce, one of the most important decisions couples make is determining child custody along with child support payments to pay for the child’s care. Many single parents need child support payments to stay financially stable, … Continue reading

Divorce (100)

What You Should Know About Pro Se Divorces

What You Should Know About Pro Se Divorces When a couple decides that it’s time to end their marriage, the first action both should take is hiring a divorce attorney. Although rare, some people do decide to represent themselves during … Continue reading

Parental Rights

Parental Rights As a parent, it is understandable to want to be involved in your child’s life as much as possible. This can include spending time with your child and having the right to make decisions that will affect his … Continue reading

Property Division

Property Division One of the more contentious issues that can arise during a divorce is how the spouses will divide property and assets. When it comes to deciding who gets what, difficulties may arise, complicating even the most amicable divorces. … Continue reading

Domestic Violence (15)

Domestic Abuse/Violence

Domestic Abuse / Violence A small percentage of marriages in the United States end due to domestic violence incidents. Though these incidents are rare, they are often traumatizing for those who experience them. Abuse of this kind can lead to … Continue reading

Legally Fighting Back against Domestic Violence

Legally Fighting Back against Domestic Violence Divorce can be a difficult issue for anyone to face, but for those being domestically abused, it may be the best way out of a bad situation. Many people have been able to put … Continue reading

What is Verbal Abuse?

What is Verbal Abuse? When people think of an abusive marriage, physical abuse is usually what comes to mind first. This is likely because, for victims of verbal abuse, it is sometimes difficult to define exactly what is happening. Unlike … Continue reading

Enforcement (1)

Enforcement of Child Support

Enforcement of Child Support Following a divorce, oftentimes the non-custodial parent (the parent who does not get full custody of the children) is required by law to pay child support to the custodial parent. Unfortunately, many non-custodial parents refuse to … Continue reading

Estate Planning (4)

Terms To Know Before You Formulate A Will

Terms To Know Before You Formulate A Will Deciding what will happen to your belongings and other assets after your passing may take months or years to finalize. A will is an essential part of an estate plan that will … Continue reading

Wills And Probate

Wills And Probate There may come a time when you or a loved will have to plan for the interests of family and friends after your death. Establishing a will is an essential part of an estate plan that not only … Continue reading

Familiarize Yourself With The Most Common Types of Wills

Familiarize Yourself With The Most Common Types of Wills It may surprise you to know that a will is not just a written document stipulating how one’s assets are to be distributed upon one’s passing. Determining which type of will … Continue reading

Family Law (171)

What You Should Know About Pro Se Divorces

What You Should Know About Pro Se Divorces When a couple decides that it’s time to end their marriage, the first action both should take is hiring a divorce attorney. Although rare, some people do decide to represent themselves during … Continue reading

Parental Rights

Parental Rights As a parent, it is understandable to want to be involved in your child’s life as much as possible. This can include spending time with your child and having the right to make decisions that will affect his … Continue reading

Mediation

Mediation A couple deciding that their marriage should be terminated faces perhaps the most difficult decision they will ever make. Divorce can occur as the result of a wide variety of reasons. If both partners wish to make their divorce … Continue reading

Juvenile Dependancy/Delinquency (3)

Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse and Neglect Child abuse is one of the most horrendous acts a person can commit, but it is an unfortunately common occurrence. Every week, Child Protective Services (CPS) receives 50,000 calls about suspected child abuse and neglect cases … Continue reading

Are You Aware of these 5 Common Signs of Child Abuse?

Are You Aware of these 5 Common Signs of Child Abuse? Across the country, Child Protective Services (CPS) receives roughly 50,000 calls a week about suspected child abuse cases. While some of these calls do not reflect any actual instances … Continue reading

Child Abuse Statistics

Child Abuse Statistics Child abuse is one of the biggest problems facing the American family today. While we’re almost all familiar with news stories of kids being beaten and abused, we are often blind to it when it happens closer … Continue reading

Mediation (6)

Mediation

Mediation A couple deciding that their marriage should be terminated faces perhaps the most difficult decision they will ever make. Divorce can occur as the result of a wide variety of reasons. If both partners wish to make their divorce … Continue reading

Reducing Stress Through Divorce Mediation

Reducing Stress Through Divorce Mediation Divorce is often a lengthy, stressful, and emotional process for many couples who decide to separate. One divorce option that many couples fail to consider is mediated divorce, in which a mediator from a neutral … Continue reading

The Benefits Of Collaborative Divorce

The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce If you’re facing a divorce, you may find yourself worrying about the future. Specifically, the months and months of frustration ahead of you as you fight your way through the courts, battling over child custody, … Continue reading

Men's Rights (2)

Parental Rights

Parental Rights As a parent, it is understandable to want to be involved in your child’s life as much as possible. This can include spending time with your child and having the right to make decisions that will affect his … Continue reading

Domestic Violence The Male Only Myth

Domestic Violence – The Male-Only Myth Domestic violence is often an uncomfortable subject to discuss. Few people are willing to study the causes, effects, and conditions associated with domestic violence, and even fewer victims are willing or able to speak … Continue reading

Military Divorce (1)

Divorce and the Military

Divorce and the Military Those serving in the United States’ armed forces know first-hand the differences between a military and civilian life. When going through a divorce, those differences are also prevalent. Terminating a marriage while serving in uniform presents … Continue reading

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Relocation Following A Divorce

Relocation Following a Divorce When a couple decides that they can no longer honor the commitments they made in marriage, they may turn to divorce to legally separate their lives. While individuals may wish to immediately relocate following a failed … Continue reading

Paternity (5)

Paternity Test

Paternity Test A paternity test is aimed at identifying who the biological father of a child or children is. Paternity can play a pivotal role in separation or divorce proceedings. For this reason, the results of a test can affect … Continue reading

4 Misconceptions Regarding Paternity Tests

4 Misconceptions Regarding Paternity Tests Requesting a paternity test can put the parties involved in an awkward situation. However, to help establish responsibility and secure the child’s financial future, it is often important to establish a child’s biological father. However, … Continue reading

Paternity Fraud

Paternity Fraud An untold number of men find out each year that they have been misled to believe that they have fathered their female partners’ children. In many cases, the men spend great amounts of money and time raising these … Continue reading

Pre/Postnuptial Agreements (9)

Separation Agreements

Separation Agreements There may come a time in a marriage when a couple experiences difficulties in the relationship. For many, marriage counseling is an option. For others whose marriage has become unsalvageable, divorce is the best way forward. However, there … Continue reading

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements Prenuptial agreements are often incorrectly considered to be precursors to divorce. In reality, this arrangement simply serves to keep the best interests of both parties separated in the event that a marriage does end. For this reason, a … Continue reading

Avoid Nullifying Your Prenup, Avoid These Four Mistakes

Avoid Nullifying Your Prenup, Avoid These Four Mistakes Prenuptial agreements are becoming more common in marriages in the U.S. Although some soon-to-be-wed couples see prenups as a sign that the marriage is doomed before it begins, the document serves only … Continue reading

Property Division (12)

Property Division

Property Division One of the more contentious issues that can arise during a divorce is how the spouses will divide property and assets. When it comes to deciding who gets what, difficulties may arise, complicating even the most amicable divorces. … Continue reading

Dividing Joint Property during Divorce

Dividing Joint Property during Divorce Divorce can be a tough process for anyone, especially when spouses cannot reach an agreement regarding the division of property. Property division isn’t too complicated when spouses each take property that they owned before their … Continue reading

Divorce and Copyrights

Divorce and Copyrights A joint interest in certain hobbies is one common way that people meet and get married in the first place. Oftentimes, a couple with a shared hobby will work together on a creative project that eventually leads … Continue reading

Restraining Orders (6)

Domestic Abuse/Violence

Domestic Abuse / Violence A small percentage of marriages in the United States end due to domestic violence incidents. Though these incidents are rare, they are often traumatizing for those who experience them. Abuse of this kind can lead to … Continue reading

Legally Fighting Back against Domestic Violence

Legally Fighting Back against Domestic Violence Divorce can be a difficult issue for anyone to face, but for those being domestically abused, it may be the best way out of a bad situation. Many people have been able to put … Continue reading

What is Verbal Abuse?

What is Verbal Abuse? When people think of an abusive marriage, physical abuse is usually what comes to mind first. This is likely because, for victims of verbal abuse, it is sometimes difficult to define exactly what is happening. Unlike … Continue reading

Spousal Support / Alimony (11)

Alimony

Alimony In some divorce cases, the court orders one spouse to provide financial support for the other. This is known as alimony. An effective litigator can lower or increase the amount depending on the circumstances. The amount may vary based … Continue reading

Factors That Can End Or Prevent Alimony Payments

Factors That Can End Or Prevent Alimony Payments The amount of alimony, or spousal support, a divorce provides for an ex-spouse varies on several factors. The length of the marriage, the ages of the spouses, the reason for the divorce, … Continue reading

Alimony Modification

Alimony Modification Deciding on spousal support, or alimony, is often one of the most contentious aspects of any divorce. Alimony is a payment made by an individual to his or her ex-spouse in order to help him or her maintain … Continue reading

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Domestic Abuse/Violence

Domestic Abuse / Violence A small percentage of marriages in the United States end due to domestic violence incidents. Though these incidents are rare, they are often traumatizing for those who experience them. Abuse of this kind can lead to … Continue reading

Legally Fighting Back against Domestic Violence

Legally Fighting Back against Domestic Violence Divorce can be a difficult issue for anyone to face, but for those being domestically abused, it may be the best way out of a bad situation. Many people have been able to put … Continue reading

Leaving An Abusive Relationship

Leaving an Abusive Relationship Leaving an abusive partner is an extremely difficult experience on many levels. It is emotionally trying, physically difficult and financially risky. If you are thinking about leaving an abusive relationship, here is some advice for making … Continue reading

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Terms To Know Before You Formulate A Will

Terms To Know Before You Formulate A Will Deciding what will happen to your belongings and other assets after your passing may take months or years to finalize. A will is an essential part of an estate plan that will … Continue reading

Wills And Probate

Wills And Probate There may come a time when you or a loved will have to plan for the interests of family and friends after your death. Establishing a will is an essential part of an estate plan that not only … Continue reading

Familiarize Yourself With The Most Common Types of Wills

Familiarize Yourself With The Most Common Types of Wills It may surprise you to know that a will is not just a written document stipulating how one’s assets are to be distributed upon one’s passing. Determining which type of will … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Well-Being During And After Divorce

Your Child’s Well-Being During And After Divorce It’s easy to forget that during a divorce, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are not the only ones dealing with the termination of your marriage. Your children are thrown into a situation where … Continue reading

Changing Your Name After Divorce

Changing Your Name After Divorce Often, when two people get married, the woman takes the last name of the man. But what happens when the couple decides it is best to go their own separate ways? For many women, it … Continue reading

Sharing Custody Over The Holidays

Sharing Custody over the Holidays Making a new custody arrangement work is difficult for everyone involved. This can be particularly true during the holidays, when people are stressed and emotions tend to run high. If you are concerned about making … Continue reading

Wills (4)

Terms To Know Before You Formulate A Will

Terms To Know Before You Formulate A Will Deciding what will happen to your belongings and other assets after your passing may take months or years to finalize. A will is an essential part of an estate plan that will … Continue reading

Wills And Probate

Wills And Probate There may come a time when you or a loved will have to plan for the interests of family and friends after your death. Establishing a will is an essential part of an estate plan that not only … Continue reading

Familiarize Yourself With The Most Common Types of Wills

Familiarize Yourself With The Most Common Types of Wills It may surprise you to know that a will is not just a written document stipulating how one’s assets are to be distributed upon one’s passing. Determining which type of will … Continue reading

Women's Rights (1)

Parental Rights

Parental Rights As a parent, it is understandable to want to be involved in your child’s life as much as possible. This can include spending time with your child and having the right to make decisions that will affect his … Continue reading