Prenuptial Agreements: What They Can And Can't Do


If you are getting married in the near future, it can make smart financial sense to enter into a prenuptial agreement. Regardless of what some people may believe, a prenuptial agreement is considered a legally-binding contract that does not end your marriage before it begins. Instead, it is simply a private contract between you and your spouse that essentially acts similar to that of an insurance policy. A prenuptial agreement clearly outlines how you and your spouse would like things to be handled regarding property and other things in the event that your marriage dissolves in the future.

9 December 2018

Arguments for Convincing Your Spouse to Hire a Divorce Attorney


If you and your spouse will be divorcing and you both feel as though the process will be largely straightforward, your spouse may indicate that he or she isn't going to hire an attorney. If you've already met with a divorce attorney and have discerned that legal representation during this time is important, it's ideal if you can convince your spouse to hire an attorney, too. It's possible that your spouse will be resistant to this idea, but you should do your best to convince him or her that this is a good idea.

22 October 2018

Mitigating Factors That May Afford You Leniency In A Criminal Court


Have you ever wondered why some people get record-breaking punishments in criminal court while others receive relatively lenient sentences? Well, getting leniency in criminal court depends on several factors. For example, you may be able to get a lenient sentence if you can prove that: You Were Under Extreme Duress When Committing the Crime Being forced into a crime may not get you off the hook for the responsibility of the crime.

11 September 2018

Your Date Night Keeps Getting Canceled: Is Your Husband Cheating?


In the difficulties of modern marriage, a date night is often a great way for you and your husband to bond and feel closer than ever. Unfortunately, your husband may claim that he has to cancel date night for some reason. Once or twice is probably no big deal. Multiple times (or eliminating a date night completely) may be signs of infidelity that could lead to divorce. A Disappearing Date Night May Be A Sign Of Infidelity

30 June 2018

Think Twice Before Denying Visitation


When you are the primary custodian of a minor child, it falls on your shoulders to monitor visitation with an eye towards fairness and the well-being of your child. It's not easy to deal with issues that arise, but denying your ex their rightful visitation should be a rare experience. The judge that approved the arrangements meant those plans to be followed, and you are not in a position to make changes.

1 May 2018

Does Your Spouse Want A Divorce? Know These Sneaky Tricks They May Try To Use


If your spouse is considering a divorce and has not told you yet, it's possible that they are acting in strange ways that is confusing and hurting you. These sneaky tricks may be to give them an advantage in divorce court when the proceedings start Baiting You Into An Argument Your spouse knows you better than anybody, and they know what can trigger you into an argument. If you are known to have a bad temper, they may try to use this against you in a way you would not have thought of.

7 February 2018

Learning More About Grandparental Custody


There are fewer greater loves than that of a grandparent for their grandchild, but in some instances that relationship may be threatened. If you are being denied time with your grandchild or you have reason to believe that their health and well-being are being jeopardized by the actions of the child's parents, the time may come to take legal action. Read on for some more information about your rights to seek custody of your grandchild.

8 November 2017

Are You Facing A Custody Battle? Why A Child Custody Lawyer Is Needed


If you suspect that you will soon be facing a legal battle regarding the custody of your children, you will need to think long and hard before you walk yourself into the battlefield alone. You will most likely want to have a child custody lawyer by your side the entire time. Here is why: Fights To Ensure You Get Proper Time The definition of proper time with your children will vary from one case to the next, as this can vary from case to case.

19 July 2017

How To Choose Your Battles In A Contested Divorce


You and your (soon to be former) spouse tried to have a civil divorce, but things quickly spiraled out of control. Now everything is being contested and it's become a major legal headache. It is possible to get out of this situation by carefully choosing your battles and knowing when to withdraw from unimportant details. Don't Nitpick Child Custody The hardest part of any divorce proceeding is managing child custody. All children deserve to have two parents in their lives, but it can be hard to decide who gets most custody of the child and how to split up visitation rights and child support.

11 August 2016

3 Options For Dealing With Child Custody If You Are Not Recognized As A Legal Parent


While same-sex marriage and divorce are now legal throughout the country, the specifics of each situation are still being worked out on a state level. One of the biggest questions for most LGBT couples who are now seeking a legal divorce in their state is what will happen to any children they share. In some states, it may not have been possible for a non-biological parent to adopt the child of their same-sex partner.

11 May 2016