When a woman decides to finally leave her abusive husband, she may feel she will be safer, but in actuality, she now faces a 75% increased chance of being killed by her abuser. It can be a very dangerous time for the victim, as the abuser tries desperately to maintain control. Here are some tips to help keep yourself safe once you have left. Secure Order of Protection If you haven't already, get an immediate restraining order.
28 May 2015
Massachusetts was the first state to grant same-sex couples the right to legally marry in 2004. Since that time, 36 more states have joined in. The remaining 13 United States have same-sex marriage ban laws currently in place. If you are a same-sex couple and you live in one of the remaining 13 states, it could be very difficult for the two of you to file for a divorce. The Residency Requirement for Divorce
10 April 2015
Parenting a child with special needs can be challenging before a divorce, but after, it can bring a whole new level of challenges into your life. The truth is, many marriages fail partially because of the additional challenges of raising a child with special needs. So, now that you are getting, or are, divorced, what do you do? Here, you will learn about creating a parenting plan that can help you and your former spouse provide the best care for your child.
27 March 2015
When it comes to many divorces, most individuals wouldn't think twice about getting an attorney as soon as possible. In the midst of a messy divorce and tricky details, going into a courtroom to face the divorce hearing would be like walking into a gunfight holding only a plastic knife. Although in most cases it seems obvious that navigating a divorce without a lawyer would be impossible, are there exceptions? Some individuals who are on good terms with their spouse and have friendly communications with no ill will between them may see no need to get a lawyer, choosing instead to handle the end of the marriage between the two of them.
25 March 2015