Keeping Your Family Strong--Even Through Divorce

  • 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.

  • 3 Rules Of Courtroom Etiquette You Need To Follow

    17 December 2015

    Dealing with a divorce case can be stressful. No one ever expects to end up divorced when they first get married. Unfortunately, it happens all the time. If you are dealing with a divorce case, you want to make sure you make a good impression on the court. The last thing you want is to end up on the judge's bad side because of something simple you could have avoided in the first place.

  • 7 Practical Divorce Tips

    16 December 2015

    Are you thinking about getting a divorce? If you are, you've probably got some pretty strong emotions right now. However, before you go any further, it's time to put your emotions on hold, get practical, and make some plans. Use these 7 tips to make your divorce, if you decide to get one, easier. 1) Separate your finances now. If you haven't completely decided on a divorce, you may not want to fully separate your finances right now.

  • Caught In An Abusive Marriage? 3 Steps To Take When It's Time To Get Out

    16 December 2015

    If you're trapped in an abusive marriage, you might be too afraid to file for divorce. It's important for you to know that help is available. You need to sit down with a divorce attorney as soon as possible. It's also important that you take precautions to protect yourself during the divorce process. Here are three steps that will make it easier for your attorney to get you the help you need.