Marriage between same-sex couples is legally allowed in all parts of the U.S., thanks to the monumental Supreme Court ruling of 2015. Before the ruling, only 38% of same-sex cohabiting couples were married, compared to 61% in 2017. The divorce process for same-sex couples is, however, not as straightforward as that of heterosexual couples. Discussed below are some sticking points for same-sex divorce below: Duration of the Partnership Although gay marriage was legalized nationwide in 2015, some couples had been cohabiting for years.
20 January 2021
If you are facing a DUI charge, you may be facing a felony. Felony lawyers understand that you need a strong defense strategy when you are fighting your charges. It is only with a strong strategy that you will successfully fight off a felony. Are you trying to fight a felony DUI? These are some of the strategies you and your attorney might employ. You Can Argue The Officer Stopped You Illegally
3 November 2020
Just the thought of bankruptcy can bring on stress, but thinking about it is exactly what filers have to do before they make the decision. You might find that filing brings a great sense of relief, however. You might even find out that just meeting with a bankruptcy lawyer makes you feel a lot better about your future. Read on and find out how to make sure you get as much as you can out of your first bankruptcy lawyer meeting.
22 May 2020
Custody negotiations are one of the most emotional and difficult parts of getting a divorce. Many parents have not spent days away from their children, and now have to adjust to being away from them for days at a time. You have every right to feel worried, even if your child is with his or her other parent. Here are some things to keep in mind when you deal with the feelings of your child being out of your custody and with the other parent:
7 November 2019
Have you recently settled a divorce with your former spouse and now are owed child support due to the court judgement? If so, there are some things that you should keep in mind about how child support works so that you do not make mistakes along the way. Always Accept Payments In Dollars When you have expenses for a child, it can be very tempting to accept support payments in methods other than cash.
8 August 2019
A divorce is a tumultuous time. If you own a business, the process can be more frustrating and complex. When money is at stake, the process of ending a marriage can be complicated. The goal is to get through the divorce process with few interruptions to your business if you can. To help protect your business during a divorce, consider the following: Get a Postnuptial Agreement If you expect to get a divorce in the near future, consider getting a postnuptial agreement.
31 May 2019
No matter how amicable your divorce starts out, there are going to be some bumps in the divorce process. If you have children, you will need to establish a parenting plan as soon as possible. When your marriage has considerable assets, you will need to figure out how those assets are going to be disbursed. When one party has a large retirement investment and the other has nothing, you'll need to establish how this is going to be divided fairly in your divorce.
14 March 2019
Many people are surprised to learn that single-car crashes are so common and also that they can be so devastating. The truth is that these accidents are so deadly because they typically involve a collision with something stationary that does not move easily, prompting a serious impact. If you are involved in a single-car collision, you may have legal recourse. You may be able to pursue a case against another driver, a property owner, or a manufacturer.
30 January 2019
Some people have no idea what an injunction is until they are served one. However, injunctions are quite common, especially in the case of a divorce. No matter how little knowledge you might have about the matter, it is a legal matter that must be taken seriously. If you've been served with an injunction, learn about what might be going on. Understanding an Injunction In short, an injunction is like a warning, except for the fact that it is a warning backed by the law.
22 December 2018
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