You've relied on your spouse for everything – from paying the bills to managing the bank accounts. Now you're ready to speak to a lawyer about divorce but you realize that you don't know anything about the household budget. That can be a real problem when it comes time to fill out paperwork – especially the paperwork dealing with income, assets and debts. Before you file for divorce, take the time to gather as much information as you can.
26 August 2015
If you're getting a divorce and you signed a prenuptial agreement, you may be wondering if it can be thrown out. The answer is yes, but it's not always an easy thing to accomplish. Prenuptial agreements can only be thrown out if they have provisions that favor one party excessively, one party didn't have legal representation or if one party was coerced into signing. You Didn't Have Legal Representation
21 August 2015
The home study is one of the most important components of the adoption process. A poor home study can negatively impact your application for adoption. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the home study and leave a good impression with the social worker. Understand What the Home Study Is Not There are several misconceptions about the home study. For instance, some people believe that their home has to be 100 percent spotless and that the social worker is only there to determine why the family should not be allowed to adopt.
17 August 2015
You don't need kids to set up a joint custody agreement if you and your ex-spouse both consider your dog, cat, or bird a member of the family. Instead of arguing endlessly about who should get the pet, consider handling the shared responsibility like you would with a child. As long as you're staying in the same area, you can create a joint custody plan that keeps your pet happy and healthy.
13 August 2015
Custody issues are difficult enough if both parents live in the same city or state. If you or your ex-spouse want to live or travel abroad, custody becomes even trickier. Whether you are allowed to take your child overseas depends on a variety of factors. If you are facing an international custody issue, you need to seek the help of an experienced family lawyer before any travel takes place. Approval
12 August 2015
If you're having trouble making child support payments because you're in debt, it might be in your best interest to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy. While filing for bankruptcy won't allow you to discharge your child support debts because they are considered "priority" debts, it can still offer several advantages that can help you to get back on your feet financially. The following are four of these advantages: Discharged debts free up money for child support
12 August 2015
If you have legitimate fears that ex's (or soon-to-be ex's) behavior could harm your children, you have three basic options to deal with it. 1. Encourage the ex to get counseling, substance abuse treatment, or parenting classes. Your first step could be to encourage the person to take steps to be a better parent (unless the situation is too serious for a time delay). You will need to keep a record and collect evidence of their behaviors so that when you do talk to them, you can cite specific examples instead of being too general for them to get the point.
12 August 2015