Why You Need A Lawyer During Your Divorce


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

Is A Vocational Expert Needed In Your Divorce?


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

What Can You Do To Protect Your Electronic Data During A Divorce?


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

How Do You Get A Divorce If You Got Married In A Different Country Than Where You Live?


No matter where you live in the United States or where you got married, you can legally divorce. The only thing that could stop you is if your marriage was not legal in the country you were in. Unfortunately, getting a divorce after being married in another country is a sticky situation. Here's everything you need to know about dissolving a marriage that happened outside of the United States. Length of Time in a Country

2 August 2016

Three Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Child Custody Case


Are you hurting your case for child custody? Don't answer no, too quickly. You might be surprised to learn that there are a number of seemingly innocent mistakes that many parents make that can have a devastating affect on their case for custody. Make certain you aren't falling victim to one of these costly mistakes. Arguing With Your Spouse If your child custody case is the result of a divorce, emotions are probably high.

29 April 2016

Is Your Spouse Hiding Their Assets During Your Divorce Proceedings?


One contentious issue you'll need to deal with during your divorce is personal finances. It included deciding on things such as the division of property, child support, and alimony. Making a fair decision about these things can become very complicated when you feel like your spouse is hiding assets from you, or not being completely honest about their income. If your spouse fully discloses all of their finances during divorce proceedings, it will lead to a fair result on key issues.

15 February 2016

Heading For Divorce? 3 Reasons It Might Not Be A Good Idea To Do-It-Yourself


Your marriage is in trouble and you've decided to file for divorce. You've heard of people taking a do-it-yourself approach to divorce. If you're trying to save money, you might think that the do-it-yourself approach would be the right way to go. However, while it might save you some money in legal costs, it may end up costing you more in the long run. Before you decide to handle your divorce without legal assistance, take a look at three reasons why it might not be in your best interest.

28 December 2015

How To Stay Safe During A Nasty Divorce When Your Ex Is Behaving Badly


If your impending divorce has your soon-to-be ex-spouse behaving badly, then there are some very specific steps that you should take to safeguard yourself and various aspects of your life. Some of the most important things that you can do to stay safe during this trying time are to: Safeguard Your Personal Safety  If your ex-spouse has threatened your personal safety, then you need to do everything that you can to ensure that you are safe where you live.

13 November 2015

2 Common Adoption Mistakes And How To Avoid Them


Every year, millions of families in the U.S. open up their homes to kids through adoption. The process of adoption can be straightforward if you follow the right procedures and get help from a competent adoption agency, which can lead to placement and finalization going on smoothly and with minimal hassle. Unfortunately, some couples make mistakes that complicate and slow down the process, resulting in enormous emotional distress and financial losses.

17 September 2015

Keeping Your Family When You're Losing Your Marriage


There are few things in life that are more difficult than going through a divorce you know is best for you and your spouse while trying not to sour your children against your soon-to-be former partner. Children benefit from having influences from both parents in their lives, but parents may not always be the best influence on each other, so some balancing and bargaining must be done. The more effectively you can curb your own feelings on the situation, the less likely your children are to resent you both when the dust settles.

14 August 2015