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Learning About the Legal Process

Nothing is more intimidating than a courtroom governed by a judge. In addition to dealing with your fear of public speaking and scary-looking court police officers, you might also be worried about winning your case. Fortunately, you don't have to go into any legal situation by yourself. By working with an attorney, you can learn more about the legal process without sacrificing your own sanity. Because I want you to know what to say and do in court, I think you should read through my blog. This information can help you to know what to expect, so that you can take this new experience in stride.

Seeking Child Custody When Ending A Same-Sex Marriage? Be Prepared For The Challenges

25 June 2015
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Now that same-sex marriages are legal in over 30 states, same sex divorces are also becoming a reality. While the divorce process is not very different between same-sex and opposite-sex couples, having a child in the former situation will make things much more complicated. If you are petitioning for the custody of a child in a same-sex marriage, expect the processes to be handled differently. Why Will A Custody Battle In A Same-Sex Divorce Be Treated Differently? Read More …

Dealing With Domestic Violence

19 June 2015
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Domestic violence isn't a topic that's easily talked about, because it's common for victims to feel ashamed, afraid, and alone. However, if you're the victim of domestic violence, it's important that you know that you aren't alone. The fact is, one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Domestic violence is too common. If you're a victim, you need to learn how to deal with a domestic violence situation so that you can try to overcome the issue and begin to heal from the experience. Read More …

Grey Divorce: 3 Things That You Should Know

2 June 2015
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It's called a "grey" divorce and it means calling an end to an unhappy marriage in your senior years. Grey divorces are on the rise, with people 50 years old and older twice as likely to divorce than previous generations. If you're among their ranks and are considering divorce, here's three things that you should know: 1.) Child support may no longer be a factor, but alimony is. If you waited until after the children were out of the house to seek a divorce, child support probably won't be an issue. Read More …

How Can A Family Lawyer Help With Giving A Baby Up For Adoption?

5 May 2015
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If your son or daughter is a teenager who is expecting a child and is considering adoption, they may need your permission to do so. They will also need the permission of the other parent and to learn about the different types of adoption. In addition, it is important to note that birth parents can choose adoptive parents for their baby from any state in the U.S. A family lawyer will be able to arrange for a fair and legal adoption, which often includes the adoptive parents paying for the birth parent's medical care. Read More …

Your Spouse Gave Away Marital Assets To A Lover, Now What?

21 April 2015
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When combing through records and documents during a divorce, it's not unusual to discover a spouse has been spending money on and/or giving marital assets to a lover. While you can sue the third-party for the return of those assets, it may be better and easier to file a dissipation of marital assets claim with the court. Here's more information on how this legal maneuver works. What is Dissipation of Assets? Read More …