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  • Adoption

    The latest posts for Adoption are listed below.
    • Can I Adopt my Stepchild?

      As a stepparent, you play a very important role in your stepchild’s life. However, your rights may not extend as far as you’d like, in which case you may consider adopting your spouse’s child to legally be your own. Many stepparents are more present in a child’s life than the child’s biological parents, in which it is for the child’s best interests to be legally under the care of an adult who ...

    Asset Division

    The latest posts for Asset Division are listed below.
    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result in the parties mutually entering into a marital settlement agreement after countless hours of negotiation. This article discusses the main components of an effective and comprehensive marital ...
    • The New Role of Student Loans in Divorce

      We are living in an unprecedented era of student loan debt: For the first time in history, the amount of total educational loans in the United States has risen to $1.5 trillion. With all that financial pressure, it’s little wonder that young married couples are feeling the stress, especially because finances are already the number one reason for divorce in America. New studies have found that more ...
    • 3 Mistakes to Avoid in a Grey Divorce

      Although divorce rates in the U.S. are somewhat declining, divorce rates among people over the age of 50 continue to rise. Just 20 years ago, one in 10 spouses who divorced was over the age of 50. Today, 1 in 4 divorced spouses is 50 or older. Divorces that take place when people are older are called “grey divorces.” For some, getting divorced at this age means they must consider financial ...

    Child Custody

    The latest posts for Child Custody are listed below.
    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result in the parties mutually entering into a marital settlement agreement after countless hours of negotiation. This article discusses the main components of an effective and comprehensive marital ...
    • Getting Your Visitation Schedule Ready for Summer Vacation

      Now that summer is here, many families go on vacations or travel long distances together. For divorced parents, making plans for summer sometimes means their child custody agreement or visitation schedule will need to be modified to accommodate their children’s needs during the summer. If you don’t want to spend your summer disputing the terms of your custody agreement with your ex-spouse, you ...
    • How to Prepare Yourself for Divorce

      When your marriage begins to fall apart and divorce is likely on the horizon, it is important to prepare yourself for the many challenges you will have to face. While these challenges can be overwhelming, proper planning early on can help you make smart financial and legal choices for both you and your family. In this blog, we explain several things that you can do to better prepare yourself for ...

    Child Support

    The latest posts for Child Support are listed below.
    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result in the parties mutually entering into a marital settlement agreement after countless hours of negotiation. This article discusses the main components of an effective and comprehensive marital ...
    • Can I Appeal a Child Support Order?

      In short, yes. Child support orders can be modified, though their current terms remain legally binding until changes are finalized. Even if you and your former spouse or co-parent agree on potential changes, your child support agreement still officially requires you to meet the time constraints and payment amounts outlined therein. This is critical to remember, as failure to meet the terms of your ...
    • How to Prepare Yourself for Divorce

      When your marriage begins to fall apart and divorce is likely on the horizon, it is important to prepare yourself for the many challenges you will have to face. While these challenges can be overwhelming, proper planning early on can help you make smart financial and legal choices for both you and your family. In this blog, we explain several things that you can do to better prepare yourself for ...

    Divorce

    The latest posts for Divorce are listed below.
    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result in the parties mutually entering into a marital settlement agreement after countless hours of negotiation. This article discusses the main components of an effective and comprehensive marital ...
    • The New Role of Student Loans in Divorce

      We are living in an unprecedented era of student loan debt: For the first time in history, the amount of total educational loans in the United States has risen to $1.5 trillion. With all that financial pressure, it’s little wonder that young married couples are feeling the stress, especially because finances are already the number one reason for divorce in America. New studies have found that more ...
    • My Spouse Is Abusive, How Can I Safely File for Divorce?

      If your spouse is abusing you either physically or verbally, you need to take steps to leave them. However, we understand that it can be frightening to think about what an abusive spouse will do to you if they find out you plan to leave them, which is why want to take the time to explain how to safely file for divorce from an abusive spouse. Being in an abusive relationship is dangerous and can ...

    Domestic Violence

    The latest posts for Domestic Violence are listed below.
    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result in the parties mutually entering into a marital settlement agreement after countless hours of negotiation. This article discusses the main components of an effective and comprehensive marital ...
    • My Spouse Is Abusive, How Can I Safely File for Divorce?

      If your spouse is abusing you either physically or verbally, you need to take steps to leave them. However, we understand that it can be frightening to think about what an abusive spouse will do to you if they find out you plan to leave them, which is why want to take the time to explain how to safely file for divorce from an abusive spouse. Being in an abusive relationship is dangerous and can ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result in the parties mutually entering into a marital settlement agreement after countless hours of negotiation. This article discusses the main components of an effective and comprehensive marital ...
    • Helping Your Child Transition Back to School After a Divorce

      f you and your spouse finalized your divorce over the summer, this is likely not only a difficult time for you as you begin to cope with the ensuing changes, it is also difficult for your children, especially as they embark on a new school year. Through effective co-parenting, you and your ex-spouse can help them transition back to school even in the aftermath of this event. They might be afraid ...
    • Getting Your Visitation Schedule Ready for Summer Vacation

      Now that summer is here, many families go on vacations or travel long distances together. For divorced parents, making plans for summer sometimes means their child custody agreement or visitation schedule will need to be modified to accommodate their children’s needs during the summer. If you don’t want to spend your summer disputing the terms of your custody agreement with your ex-spouse, you ...

    Marital Agreements

    The latest posts for Marital Agreements are listed below.
    • How to Prepare Yourself for Divorce

      When your marriage begins to fall apart and divorce is likely on the horizon, it is important to prepare yourself for the many challenges you will have to face. While these challenges can be overwhelming, proper planning early on can help you make smart financial and legal choices for both you and your family. In this blog, we explain several things that you can do to better prepare yourself for ...
    • What Reasons Can a Prenup Be Voided by the Court?

      A prenuptial agreement is a marital document you make prior to getting married. This legal document details who gets what assets and why in case of divorce. In today’s culture, having a prenup in place has become a somewhat standard practice for many engaged couples. Married couples from all walks of life are seeing the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement. Because you can save time, money, ...
    • Common Mistakes People Make During Their Child Custody Battle

      When you are going through a difficult child custody battle, it can be easy to let yourself get caught up watching to see if your ex-spouse makes any mistakes. But what about you? Many people are unaware of the mistakes they make during their child custody battle because they are too busy waiting to see if their ex slips-up. Since the court is paying close attention to both of you, it is important ...

    News

    The latest posts for News are listed below.
    • Do Family Vacations Ultimately Lead to Divorce?

      If you are thinking that a fun family vacation over the summer or the upcoming winter might be the perfect thing to fix your marital woes, you might want to think again. Sociologists at the University of Washington have completed an in-depth study that concluded more divorces tend to be filed in March and August than any other months in a year; winter and summer holiday seasons officially end in ...
    • Why Gray Divorces May Be on the Rise

      Divorce rates are on the rise throughout the United States. While many have been quick to attribute this trend to the younger generations, older couples have also been playing their part. Researchers from Bowling Green State University in Ohio have found that over the past few decades, the divorce rates in couples 50 years or older have risen dramatically. Referred to as “gray divorces”, the ...
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