Keeping Your Family Strong--Even Through Divorce

  • Factors Determining Severity Of Arson Charges

    18 June 2018

    An arson charge can be an extremely serious crime or a relatively minor crime depending on the circumstances. Here are some of the factors that determine the severity of arson charges: Injuries or Fatalities The occurrence of an injury or a fatality will aggravate your arson charges even if that wasn't your intention in the first place. For example, if you burn down a shop and its attendant gets injured while trying to save some stock, your arson charges will be serious even if you didn't know the attendant was in the shop at the time.

  • Why You Need A Divorce Lawyer Despite The Existence Of A Prenup

    10 April 2018

    A prenuptial agreement (prenup) comes in handy if you are divorcing. For example, you will find that the prenup has handled some of the issues for you, such as the distinction between marital and separate assets, as well as their division. Despite a prenup, however, you still need a lawyer's help to help you with the divorce because: Prenups Don't Handle Everything You still need a law firm's help because there are things that your prenup hasn't handled.

  • 2 Ways You Can Handle Child Custody And Support Discussion

    20 December 2017

    If you are getting divorced and you have children, you are probably trying to work with your former spouse to figure out who has custody of your kids as well as things like child support and which parent is going to pay for particular things. There are different ways that you can figure all that information out.  Mediation One thing you can do is to go to a mediator. With a mediator, you both lay out what you want to have happen, what your particular wants and needs are, and what your ideal resolution is.

  • 4 Things To Do Before Filing For Divorce

    8 September 2017

    Coming to the decision to get divorced can be a difficult decision for a couple and the family. While an impending divorce can be very stressful, there are several things that you should do prior to filing for divorce in order to make the process go smoother. If you're planning on a divorce in the near future, take the following steps: Interview Divorce Attorneys in Your Area Prior to filing for divorce, it is also in your best interest to hire an experienced divorce attorney.

  • What If Your Child Is Removed By The State?

    3 August 2017

    As a parent, you have rights even if a state agency temporarily takes custody of your child. State agencies, such as child protective services, will intervene if there is a belief that the child is in danger. Fortunately, for most parents, there is a path to regaining custody of their children. If your child has been removed from your home by the state, here is what you need to know.

  • Helpful Information About Divorcing an Abusive Spouse

    6 January 2017

    Have you attempted to undergo counseling with your abusive spouse to save the marriage? If you have not seen any improvements in his or her behavior, the smartest thing that you can do is file for a divorce. It is never okay to suffer abuse from your spouse, whether it is emotional or physical. Getting out of the abusive situation in a safe manner is one of the things that you should be concerned about.

  • 3 Signs That You Should File For An Emergency Child Custody Hearing

    22 May 2016

    Issues regarding child custody can go on for a long time, since they can be rather intense legal battles. In some situations, however, there simply isn't time to wait. Luckily, in some scenarios, you can petition for an emergency child custody hearing, which helps expedite the process so that you can go in front of a judge. These are a few signs that you should talk to a family law attorney about this option.

  • What Happens When Your Loved One Dies Without A Will

    9 April 2016

    Most people like to think that they have all the time in the world to make plans for how their belongings will be distributed when they pass. However, that is not always the case. If you just had a close family member or loved one pass away who did not have a will, here is a general overview of what will happen to their belongs or their estate. What Is An Estate?

  • Is Alimony Considered Income?

    8 February 2016

    Alimony is another word for spousal support, and most states allow this type of support to a certain extent. If you are awarded with alimony during your divorce, it is important for you to understand how this money is viewed in terms of income. Here are several things to know as you begin receiving your alimony payments. It is taxable income Alimony, unlike child support, is considered taxable income by the IRS.

  • 3 Tips For Submitting A Valid Acknowledgement Of Paternity Document

    18 December 2015

    If you have not signed the birth certificate of your child and you do not wish to go to court, then you can sign an acknowledgement of paternity document. This form shows that both parties agree on who the father of the child is. Once you sign this form, then you can be held legally responsible for the welfare of the child. Creating an acknowledgement of paternity document needs to be done correctly in order for it to be valid.