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Should Divorcing Couples Take Tips From The Recent Pitt-Jolie Decision To Go With A Private Judge?

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Normally, celebrity divorces aren’t the place to go for inspiration because they can involve big egos and bigger problems. They usually aren’t models of collaboration that can help guide you to better decision-making with your own divorce. However, the upcoming divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be one exception to that general rule. Here’s what you might want to consider. The public feud was creating a media circus. Read More»

Getting Guardianship Of A Grandchild With A Lawyer's Help

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Do you want temporary guardianship of your grandchild because his or her parents are unstable? Depending on the specific situation, you might be able to get legal guardianship without the permission of your grandchild’s parents. In this article, you will learn about a few of the things that a lawyer might do to help you get guardianship of your grandchild. Determine if You Have a Chance Although it is typical for grandparents to have rights concerning their grandchildren, there are also laws that protect the parents. Read More»

Divorce and Pets: Three Tips to Help You Navigate This Tricky Area

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A lot of people consider their pets part of the family. If you are going through the divorce process and you share a pet, you might be feeling a little confused and upset. After all, it can be difficult deciding who gets ownership of the pet when the divorce is finalized. Fortunately, there are some tips that can help you navigate this difficult process. If you are divorcing and share a pet with your spouse, be sure to keep these three tips in mind: Read More»

Two Frequent Questions About Divorces Answered

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Needing to go through a divorce can be a stressful experience for anyone, but it may be the only way to end a harmful or unhealthy marriage. For those that are considering starting the divorce process, it is important to have as much information as possible about what to expect. More precisely, understanding the answers for the following couple of questions regarding divorce proceedings will help you to be able to form a more informed opinion about how you should proceed and what you should expect. Read More»

Faqs About Fault Vs. No-Fault Divorce

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In each state, there is some version of a no-fault divorce available. In those instances, you do not have to cite a reason for divorcing. However, if you live in a state that requires or allows blame to be assigned in a divorce, you have the option of filing a fault divorce. If you are unsure if you should ask for a no-fault or fault divorce, here is what you need to know. Read More»

What You Should And Shouldn't Say To Your Divorce Attorney

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If you are going through a divorce you are probably wondering what you can do to protect yourself. You might even be worried about talking to your lawyer, and you could be unsure of what information you should give to your lawyer. Here are some things that you should and shouldn’t divulge with your lawyer. 1. You Should Always Be Honest About Infidelity If you or your spouse has been unfaithful in the marriage it is important that you tell your lawyer. Read More»

Divorce And Child Support: Where Should Your Money Go?

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When child support payments are worked out during a divorce, the money should go towards the welfare of your children. Here are a few things you should know about how your child support may be used once given to your child’s other parent. Daycare If your spouse works or is in need of daycare during the week, the child support payments can be used to cover these costs. You and your former spouse may choose to have the costs of daycare included in your child support payments without the court’s assistance through your family law attorney. Read More»

What To Do To Protect Your Children From An Abusive Spouse During Divorce

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When you have been in an abusive marriage for a prolonged period of time, it can feel like a major relief when you finally are able to get out of the situation and begin considering going through divorce proceedings. However, if you and your (almost) ex-spouse also have children together, you may find your relief and sense of near-freedom stifled by your worries about the safety and well-being of your children. Read More»

3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Chances Of Getting Custody Of Your Children During A Divorce

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If you are going through a divorce you might be fighting for custody in addition to dividing the estate. For many people, negotiating the custody of their children can be the most stressful part of the whole divorce. This is why it is important that you understand what kinds of things will help your case for custody and what kinds of things will actually hurt your cause. Here are some things you need to know. Read More»

Considerations When Getting Ready For A Divorce

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If you are considering a divorce in the future, then you need to make sure that your interests are protected. While you might hope that the divorce will be amicable, there is no harm in protecting yourself. Aside from the normal questions of divorce, such as child custody and division of assets, there are some less exciting (yet equally important) decisions that you will need to make. Here are some different angles that you need to think about when it comes to filing: Read More»