Spousal Support And Alimony: Common Myths And Misconceptions


According to the American Psychological Association, 90 percent of Americans marry at least once before the age of 50. Of these couples, approximately 40 to 50 percent later get divorced. When a couple gets divorced, one of the former spouses could be entitled to alimony or spousal support. Alimony is typically ordered when one spouse is financially dependent upon the other, and after the divorce, they will need help to retain their current quality of life.

25 January 2019

Selecting A Defense Attorney For A High Profile Crime


There are crimes that will make waves in every city. If you find yourself caught in the crosshairs of a criminal case that has been highly publicized in your city or state, you may find that life will be anything but normal. You will have newspapers and reporters attempting to talk to you, your family and friends may be followed by media, and you will find every part of your life publically scrutinized.

5 December 2018

Child Abuse and Child Custody: What to Know


When parents divorce, child custody can be a very contentious issue. Child abuse can cause widespread problems that can affect not just your divorce but also everyone involved. The family court system takes a hard stance on allegations of child abuse and so do the criminal courts. Read on to learn more about how this unfortunate situation could affect your child custody agreement. What Is Meant by Child Abuse? Child abuse can be open and obvious or hidden and subtle, and any form of child abuse can cause a parent to lose custody or visitation rights.

30 October 2018

Common Child Support Misconceptions


Divorce is difficult. Not only does it cause a good amount of emotional distress between you and your spouse, but it can also affect family and friends. Of course, if you and your spouse have children, divorce can be even more overwhelming. One of the most challenging parts of divorcing when children are involved is deciding who pays child support and how much is actually paid. Unfortunately, you may believe a few myths regarding this important financial support.

17 September 2018

Telltale Signs Of Child Abuse


There are few things as disheartening as learning that your beloved child is being abused. It's even worse if you suspect your partner, the child's other parent, is the abuser. Here are some of the signs that should make you suspect a child is being abused. Unexplained Injuries Unexplained or poorly explained injuries are some of the most common signs of child abuse. For example, you may notice the child getting "

17 July 2018

How To Deal With Court-Ordered Visitation Not Being Allowed


Divorce can be very hard to deal with, especially when you have kids that are taken away from you. However, it becomes even worse when your former spouse is not letting you see your kids according to the court ordered visitation schedule. Here are some things you can do to help you deal with it. Don't Be Frustrated Around Your Kids It is normal to feel frustrated when you cannot see your kids.

30 April 2018

5 Reasons it's a Good Idea to Hire a Divorce Attorney


Choosing to go through with a divorce can be scary and stressful. While it's not a fun topic or process to go through, in some cases it's the best choice for couples to move on with their lives. If you're thinking about filing for a divorce or if you have questions about the process, it really pays to have an expert on your side. This is why it's best to hire a divorce attorney right away.

27 February 2018