One of the hardest decisions you'll need to make in a divorce is determining who has custody of the children. If you cannot come to an agreement with your spouse, the court ends up making decisions for you. When you feel like you are not happy with the custody situation, you may request a custody dispute evaluation to have a neutral party decide what is best for your child. Here is what you need to know about this process.
29 October 2018
Without the income provided by disability benefits, many individuals will find that they are completely unable to work, and this can lead to them being unable to meet their most basic financial needs. Myth: Disability Benefits Are Only Awarded To Institutionalized Individuals While disability benefits are designed for those that are unable to support themselves, this can lead to some people assuming that this only applies to those that are institutionalized or that require assisted living.
12 September 2018
If you're seeking custody of your children, you need to make the court aware that you have a better housing situation than your soon-to-be former spouse. Although a judge will evaluate a wide range of factors when deciding which parent will get custody, housing is an important topic. Children need a place that gives them an adequate amount of shelter, while also providing safety and a good location. Evaluate the housing that you'll be able to offer your children, and then share the following information with your child custody attorney.
6 July 2018
Have you been charged with a misdemeanor offense? If so, you might think like many other individuals. Many assume that misdemeanors are not a "big deal." However, depending on the charge(s) you are facing, they can be very detrimental to you in the future if you do not acquire legal representation. Some people opt to work out plea deals on their own and may end up pleading guilty to criminal offenses that could have been dismissed.
16 April 2018
If the divorce process between you and your spouse seems very amicable, you might decide to skip getting a lawyer due to how civil things are. However, this could end up being a bad decision to go it alone. It is worth having a lawyer on your side for the following three reasons. Dividing Assets & Settling Debt One of the most challenging parts of a divorce can be diving the jointly owned assets between you and your spouse.
26 February 2018
One of the misconceptions about divorce is that all you need on your side is a good attorney. It is true that having the right attorney by your side is vital, but there is a possibility that bringing other professionals onto your team could be helpful. For instance, a vocational expert could be instrumental in helping you get spousal support. If you are unsure if a vocational expert would be right for you, here is what you need to know about adding this expert to your team with your lawyer.
30 October 2017
Whether or not you realize it, your electronic data could play a major role in your divorce. Your soon-to-be ex could use information that he or she is able to obtain from your online accounts and communication devices against you in court. If you are heading towards a divorce, here are some steps you need to take to protect your electronic data. Switch to an Individual Phone Plan As long as you are on a shared phone plan with your spouse, he or she can gain access to the information in your account.
24 February 2017