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Can You Write Your Own Divorce Settlement?

There are many cases in which divorcing couples can come to their own agreements about the issues of their divorce without having to set foot in a courtroom. But does this mean you can write your own official divorce settlement? This is a question many divorce attorneys field from their clients. The better question is… Read More »

How to Best Deal With a Deadbeat Parent

All parents are required to continue to financially support their children, whether or not they have custody of the child. However, it is an unfortunate reality that many children have parents who skip out on their obligations to pay their court-ordered child support. If you have a former partner who cannot be counted on to… Read More »

Filing for Divorce When You Live in a Foreign Country

Transnational divorce is one in which the two spouses live in different countries. This can be a very complex legal affair. The processes you must take to complete your divorce when living in different countries can vary greatly depending on where you live. However, below is some general information you should know if one of… Read More »

What to Know About Financial Disclosures During a Divorce

During a divorce, each spouse must disclosure certain financial information to ensure each party has full knowledge of the other’s finances. Examples include bank statements, mortgage statements, tax returns, pay stubs and statements for brokerage and investment accounts. In addition, each party must provide a Statement of Net Worth which is a document, signed before… Read More »

Updating Your Insurance Policies After a Divorce

Many married couples have combined insurance policies. When you get divorced, you will need to update these policies or cancel them altogether and establish new policies of your own. The following is some quick information regarding how to review and update these policies to reflect that you are no longer married: Life insurance: If you… Read More »

What Does ‘Dissolution of Marriage’ Actually Mean?

As you go through the divorce process, you will likely hear the term “dissolution of marriage” used more than once. What exactly does this mean? In many cases, “dissolution of marriage” is just another way of saying divorce, referring to the process in which you and your spouse can permanently end your marriage. However, there… Read More »

Answers to Key Questions on Guardianship Issues

Our firm regularly receives certain questions about various topics related to family law, including guardianship. Below are answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive on this topic: Q: What’s the difference between guardianship and adoption? Guardianship establishes a legal relationship between an adult who is not the child’s parent and… Read More »

Age at Time of Cohabitation Could Be Predictor of Divorce

For many years, it was commonly accepted that cohabitation before marriage increased a couple’s risk of getting divorced. However, research from the Council on Contemporary Families suggests cohabitation does not influence the likelihood of divorce—and never has. Instead, it is the age at the time of cohabitation that’s most likely to predict a divorce. Couples… Read More »

Why Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Divorce?

Even if you and your spouse are on relatively good terms and believe you have come to a mutual agreement regarding child custody and the division of marital property as you head towards divorce, it’s still advisable to seek the assistance of a skilled family law attorney. A divorce decree is a legally binding court… Read More »

The Different Types of Adoptions

If you are looking into adoption, you have several different options depending on your current situation.  Here are some of the various types of adoptions that you may consider:  Adoptions through agencies. Agency adoptions involve placing a child with their adoptive parents through a public agency or a state-licensed private agency. Independent adoption. No agencies… Read More »