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"America’s Voiceless” The Children of Divorce
When people start a new relationship, it is as though Cinderella and her Prince stepped out of that childhood story. A more realistic way to look at it is to think of it as two people who are running for office, campaigning to be in the other person [...]

"Contested" And "Uncontested Divorce"
A divorce case is contested if the parties cannot agree on every one of the issues involved in their particular situation. Common areas of disagreement include, but are not limited to: grounds for divorce, custody of the children, visitation rights, [...]

10 Tips for Winning at Custody
Winning at Custody is one of the most difficult issues parents confront in divorce. In many cases, both parents want custody and are willing to spend whatever it takes to win. Custody is all about what is best for the children - and that involves pro [...]

A Divorce Glossary
Divorce lawyers and law firms can provide a great deal of divorce information and divorce advice; but sometimes, all that legal jargon can be confusing to say the least, not to mention intimidating. Getting a good, low cost divorce settlement require [...]

Abused Spouses: How Divorce May Affect Your Green Card Chances
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed into law in 1994 and amended in 2001, provides hope for immigrant abuse survivors. Under U.S. immigration law, immigrants may obtain a green card ("U.S. permanent residence”) by marrying a U.S. citizen ( [...]

Accident Compensation - Why Bother With A Claim?
Bothering with a compensation claim after an accident or injury is a wise decision. Many people don't bother thinking it's not necessary, however after several years of struggle it's too late to start over. People are injured everyday, some worse t [...]

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS Families of Social Security members are also covered by Social Security Benefits. When members retires or became disabled their members also received their share of Social Security Benefits. For spouse [...]

Are There Really Free Public Records?
Free public records is a phrase that is searched quite often. In fact, it is the whole reason we created are writing this article. It is amazing how many people conduct an Internet search on free public records every day. We have found that info seek [...]

Child Custody Agreement and Taxes
A child custody agreement can have serious implications on your tax filing and your taxes overall. This issue should be addressed with your attorney or with your accountant while you are going through the process of negotiating or litigating child cu [...]

Child Custody Evaluation
A can be ordered by a court if you are involved in a custody dispute with your spouse. The custody evaluation can be required in an initial custody case or in a subsequent case if one of the parents requests that the issue of custody be modified. If [...]

Child Support Enforcement and Federal Criminal Law
Child support enforcement is a growing area of family law. Once child support has been ordered by a Court, or agreed upon by two parents, it is not always smooth sailing. Although we hear a lot about "deadbeat parents" (and there are both moms and [...]

Choosing an Oregon Divorce Attorney
can be an important decision making process. The professional who you hire shall be in charge of obtaining or maintaining your legal interests in your youngsters, your material possession, and your salary. In fact, retaining an Oregon divorce attorne [...]

Colorado Divorce Planning
could prove to be a complicated undertaking. You might be stunned if your partner tells you that he or she will be pursuing a divorce. What is more, you might come home someday to an empty home and a message, with your partner and kids gone. If that [...]

Deeds Variation - The 2 Year Rule
Deeds of Variation - The 2 Year Rule Introduction I recently received a query from a practicing solicitor asking for advice on using Deeds of Variation. The solicitor in question was acting on behalf of clients who wished to alter the terms of th [...]

Sometimes people do stupid things, but someone who disobeys a court order is one of the craziest things one can do. In Divorce Court and family custody matters sometimes lawyers try to convince the judge that because of all the pressure of a divorce [...]

Most often a divorce is contested when the man and women cannot find a common consensus. Most of the disagreements concern the Children, Visitation and how to divide the assets of the marriage along with Child Support, Alimony, How to deal with Famil [...]

Divorce and Alimony Formula
In divorce, a common question is, "what is the alimony formula". Well, there really is no set alimony formula for divorce. This is in complete contrast to child support, which is decided based upon a specific formulas in each state. Alimony is based [...]

Divorce and Health Insurance Benefits
Divorce causes major issues with health insurance benefits. Many families have employer provided and/or paid for health insurance benefits that cover the entire family. It is not uncommon to see situations where the other spouse is a stay at home par [...]

Divorce and Hidden Assets
Not surprisingly, assets are often hidden in a divorce situation. Why - well simply greed, or the feelings of betrayal or anger at the need to divide assets in the divorce, or the fear of not having enough after the divorce all motivate the behavior [...]

Divorce Mediation A Relatively Speedy and Low Cost Alternative
Is it possible to have an easy divorce? A low cost divorce? Or do all divorce settlements necessarily end in hard feelings and financial ruin? The truth is that divorce can be low-cost and easy… or it can be a long ordeal that can drag on for months [...]

Divorce Online in Minutes
Legal Helpmate provides an easy-to-use, quick, and economical online method for creating completed legal forms from our site for your uncontested divorce (either no-fault divorce or fault divorce). Legal Helpmate provides a simple online divorce serv [...]

Divorce Online Sevice. Why Should We Lose Money And Time Applying For Divorce?
Attempts to use the worldwide Web as an effective means of struggle against bureaucracy are undertaken constantly and sometimes successfully. Today it is possible to fill in a tax declaration, apply for bankruptcy or to receive a legal consultation. [...]

Don't Divorce Your Children
Divorce is certainly an emotional time for families. In fact, it ranks as one of the most stressful experiences in life. However, it is not only the adults who experience this stress. If the adults are parents, their children often suffer greatly. Th [...]

Without a doubt, technology is the way forward and at Cripps Harries Hall LLP we have for some time been appreciating the benefits of on-line searches, email communications with clients, solicitors and agents as well as software that assists in the t [...]

Ease Financial Pain With A Prenuptial Agreements
While we don’t marry someone with idea of splitting up later, the truth is that every year about half of the marriages in the US end in divorce and only about 5% of them every go to trial. This is because we would prefer a friendly separation and an [...]

Estate Planning’s Problems Solved
A living trust can solve many of the problems encountered in Estate Planning. Listed below are some of the situations helped by careful estate planning. Probate Problems. Probate is the system used by the state to deal with your estate. Two main func [...]

One of the saddest and ugliest parts of divorce is the fight for child custody. Children are torn between parents. They experience mental and emotional stressed. They feel confused on which parent they are to go and live with. Before we go all mushy [...]

Finances and Marriage
Money is one of the most important areas of possible arguments in marriage and is without fail among the top four reasons for divorce. Furthermore, having a lot of money does not exempt couples from the pressure of dealing with money. Financial issue [...]

Finding a Nebraska Child Support Lawyer
can be a serious decision. The person who you employ will be in charge of obtaining or preserving your rights to your children, your property, and your earnings. Actually, choosing a Nebraska child support lawyer may be a stressful experience. Do it [...]

Four Tips to Save Money in Your Divorce Case
1. Have an Clear Written Fee Agreement Most experienced and effective divorce attorneys charge by the hour and require an advance retainer (or deposit) that is paid at the beginning of the case. Fees and expenses will be charged against the retaine [...]

Get a Prenuptial Agreement before Your Next Marriage
While signing a prenuptial agreement can be one of the all-time romantic turnoffs, for people heading into their second marriage, a prenuptial agreement can give the trade-off of a better relationship through the security of financial and life planni [...]

The benefits offered by Social Security are more than just your monthly retirement benefit. In fact monthly benefits are also paid to disabled working members under the age of 65. Likewise, retired members aged 62 and older received monthly retiremen [...]

Pre-nuptial agreement is the fad of today’s marrying generation. Pre-nuptial or pre-marital agreement is entered into by couples to refrain from future property problems that would arise from separation, annulment or divorce. And also, couples who t [...]

Hire Divorce Lawyer or Use Online Divorce Forms?
When do you need to hire a family law attorney and when is it okay to just use an online divorce form website to save a little money? This article will provide a few pointers to help you decide whether to do it yourself or retain a divorce lawyer. [...]

Social Security is providing each member with individual Social Security Number. The rationale behind the issuing of Social Security Number is to facilitate the processing of claims and benefits. Each Social Security member is provided with a unique [...]

How the Internet Causes Divorce
In Great Britain one of the common reasons for divorce is the Internet. An important polling firm in England has discovered that 1 out of 10 people (Around 90,000) has claimed the Internet as one of the major reasons for ending a marriage that often [...]

How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer
Are you unhappy with your relationship? Are you thinking about divorce? Well then, choosing the right lawyer can be one of the most important decisions you make when considering a divorce. According to the article “How to Select a Divorce Lawyer” b [...]

How to Get A Divorce
While each person’s situation is unique, there are steps to follow that are common to all in the event that you and/or your spouse decide to file for divorce. Here is some general divorce advice: Become familiar with the divorce process The proce [...]

Is Personal Injury A Need Or A Joke!
Has this ever happened to you... You're at home enjoying your meal and you get a knock at your door. "My name is Jack and I'm calling from (company name), have you or your family had an accident in the last 3 years? If so you could be entitled to per [...]

Legal Issues Surrounding Divorce
There are two types of divorce: absolute and limited. Absolute, or “divorce a vinculo matu monii”, is the judicial termination of a marriage based on marital misconduct or other statutory causes after the wedding ceremony—such as adultery. After t [...]

Lower Back complaints and the SSDIB Claimant
About one week ago to the day, I injured my lower back. And though I am now fully on the road to recovery, I can't help but wonder what it would be like to be saddled with nagging lumbar back pain indefinitely as is the case with many disability clai [...]

Mate Seekers
Single Americans want to marry someone who shares their Innermost Thoughts and Feelings rather than someone rich or of the same religion, a survey said on Wednesday. Today's young Americans are on a quest to find their Soul Mate, compared with past g [...]

Negotiating a Good Divorce Settlement
Divorce can get complicated with all its legal and financial details and disagreements. It’s no wonder that you are seeking divorce help and divorce support. The most important piece of information to learn from the get-go about how to get a divorce [...]

Post-Divorce Alimony in Texas
This article provides a brief overview on Texas law concerning post-divorce alimony. Laws differ from state to state and individual circumstances vary, so you should consult with a qualified family law attorney in your area for specific advice on you [...]

Power of Attorney and Planning Ahead Can Help - Kansas law
At present, many people have not planned for their potential incompetence. There are number of legal devices that are readily available to assist people in expressing their wishes in advance. Two of these devices include a Durable Power of Attorney f [...]

Preparing for Divorce Court
Although it is highly preferable to arrive at a legal separation agreement or divorce settlement through some form of mediation, there are times when a couple cannot reach an agreement and the case simply must go to trial. If you decide to have a t [...]

Questions to Ask Your Lawyer
When looking for a lawyer to handle a personal legal matter, you can usually find one by contacting the local bar association or an attorney referral service in your area. If those don’t pan out, try the state bar association or word-of-mouth recomm [...]

Recognizing “Abuse” May Be Key Step for Many Immigrants Seeking Green Cards
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed into law in 1994 and amended in 2001, provides hope for immigrant domestic violence survivors. An abused immigrant who is married to a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or who divorced her abuse [...]

Rights and Obligations with Prenuptial Agreement.
Prenuptial agreements are like insurance policies. You do the paperwork, and then hope you'll never need it. However, since half of marriages end in divorce within the first seven years, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement before you walk [...]

Romance And Prenuptial Agreements - Protect Yourself
A legal agreement in anticipation of marriage between future spouses is a prenuptial agreement. It is a legal contract that breaks down how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce or death. These documents have been around for thousands of [...]

Same Gender Marriages
In 1999, the Vermont Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Baker v. State, 744 A.2d 864 (Vt. 1999), ruling that prohibiting same-sex marriage violated the Vermont constitution because it denied same-sex couples the rights granted to [...]

Selecting a Divorce Attorney
is a critical decision making process. The person who you hire will be responsible for obtaining or maintaining your custody rights to your children, your property interests, and depending upon the side you are one, either minimizing or maximizing yo [...]

Seven Sets of Documents You Need For Your Divorce
This article is designed to give someone who is considering or planning for the possibility of divorce an idea of what documents are needed. Even if you believe your case ultimately will be agreed to and settled without a trial, you will be in a much [...]

Tax Consequences of Prenuptial Agreements
It is essential that the parties entering into an agreement be advised of Tax Ramifications of property transfers made pursuant to the agreement, and that the agreement be examined from time to time to be sure that the results are reflected in the cu [...]

The Abortion Debate
One of today’s most controversial topics, the abortion debate pits the rights of a mother against the rights of a fetus. The most common, clear-cut stances on the issue are “pro-choice” and “pro-life,” which hinge on legal and moral consideratio [...]

The Affirmative Action Debate
Affirmative action is one of the most controversial political issues facing America. Most often, affirmative action assists disadvantaged groups by improving placement in higher education and employment, and the term is most often conceived as a prog [...]

The Best Interests of the Child
The “best interests of the child” is a phrase often used by courts when deciding matters concerning children. What does it really mean? In Michigan, it is defined by statute (MCL 722.23) as: (a) The love, affection, and other emotional ties exist [...]

The Estate Planning Tool – A Prenuptial Agreement
The question is? Should we have a marital contract or a prenuptial agreement? If you are happy with the way your state law already provides for the distribution of your assets when your relationship ends in divorce or if you die, perhaps not. It depe [...]

The job of a divorce attorney
Marriage is a very solemn and serious chapter on any person's life. However, due to personal reasons, a couple may decide to call everything off and file a divorce. Divorce, or dissolution, as it is increasingly becoming known, is a process that lega [...]

The Main Reason of Family Quarrels and Divorce
An Economist Jay Zagorsky from the University of Ohio (Ohio State) has analyzed the results of a 40-years research project during which he interviewed about 33,000 people. In 1960 researchers started to ask Americans from all over the country, on a n [...]

The Main Reasons a Prenuptial Agreement May Not be Valid
1. Unconscionability. It's true that you can agree to give up your right to inherit from your spouse, which you would otherwise be entitled to do upon your spouse's death, even if he or she left you out of a will. You can sign away your right to spou [...]

The Michigan Friend of the Court
The Friend of the Court has specific duties. One of the important duties is to provide forms and instructions to the public to file for changes in custody, support and parenting time. The instructions include how to schedule hearings and service of t [...]

The New Bankruptcy Law -- How Will It Affect Debt Negotiation?
In April 2005, Congress made sweeping changes in U.S. bankruptcy law that will go into effect on October 17, 2005. It's called the "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005," and it means big trouble for Americans struggling wi [...]

The Truth About Common Law Marriage
A great deal of people believe if they live together 6 to 10 years they will be considered married in the eyes of the law, but the fact is, it’s not true. There is a difference between common law marriage and cohabitation. In some cases if you are a [...]

What does a criminal attorney do?
A criminal attorney basically represents someone accused of a crime in court. Let me give you a little background before explaining what it is exactly that a criminal attorney does. Sometimes the law allows a person to use physical force against anot [...]

What If Divorce Happens
A couple recently divorced. Their Divorce Decree stated that the husband would pay the balances on their three joint credit card accounts. Months later, after he neglected to pay off these accounts, all three creditors contacted the wife for payment. [...]

When Marriage Is Not Enough: Facing Deportation Because of Your Spouse
Under U.S. immigration law, immigrants may obtain a green card ("U.S. permanent residence”) by marrying a U.S. citizen. The U.S. citizen must, however under the normal course, petition U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS, formerly known as [...]

Prenuptial agreements are like insurance policies. You do the paperwork, then hope you'll never need it. However, since half of marriages end in divorce within the first seven years, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement before you walk dow [...]

Work Injury Claim - Easy If You Make It!
Vicitims of workplace accidents are generally scared to claim against the company they work for. However, by speaking to a personal injury specialist in work accidents can eliminate the fear & confusion to proceed. If you had an accident at work, i [...]

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