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- Determining Custody of Children with Special Needs
Divorce of parents is doubly difficult for children with special needs. Parents and the judicial system have to carefully plan to secure their future.
- When is Mediation Necessary?
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution, that is, a mechanism for resolving matters outside of the courtroom. Mediation is becoming an increasingly popular form of resolution for divorce settlements, in particular because it involves settling differences between spouses in front of a private mediator, rather than the court system.
- Dividing Real Property in Divorce
The most valuable asset in many divorce cases is the marital home. The disposition of this asset can have a significant impact on the financial health of the parties after divorce. Additionally, special considerations must be given to other pieces of real property that the couple owns. There are several options in determining how to deal with real estate in a divorce case. However, there are certain steps that must be taken before considering what is the best solution.
- Question and Answer: Liability of Debts
Question: My wife and I are not currently living together. Is my wife legally responsible for the bills? The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, namely the state laws where you live and whether there are any agreements pertaining to debts accumulated during the marriage.
- Who Is Legally Responsible for Bills When Spouses Are Not Living Together?
When spouses are not living together, it can be difficult to determine which spouse is legally responsible to pay debts. The timing of when the debt was incurred, the nature of the debt and state law are important considerations in this assessment.
- Where Goes the House in a Divorce?
The home that the family lived in during the marriage is often the most valuable asset that a couple owns. Therefore, this asset may receive much attention during the divorce proceedings. What happens to a house after divorce depends on state laws, circumstances involving the house and the partiesí actions.
- How Can a Private Investigator Help in My Divorce Case?
Divorce is often a contentious experience in which formerly intimate spouses are now adversaries. With this dynamic, spouses may start to hide information or take part in activities that may threaten the well-being of the family. Private investigators are sometimes retained to assist in divorce cases for a number of reasons.
- How Is Spousal Support Determined?
Like many issues involving family law, state law largely dictates spousal support matters. This includes whether or not to award spousal support and in what amount.
- Supreme Court Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
Many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community celebrating a victory, not only for them, but for the Courtís interpretation of the constitutional rights of all Americans.
- Prenups And "Pre-Pups"
Although couples do not enter a marriage with divorce in mind, a prenuptial agreement (prenups) can protect both parties and avoid a long, costly divorce process.