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  • Back Together with My Abuser – Can I Drop an Order of Protection?
      by HG.org

    When an order of protection starts, it is possible to drop it based on certain circumstances, but the judge or another judge will still need to evaluate the situation. There are some instances where the order of protection filed is due to improper reasons, and explaining this to the judge could lead to the order dropped quickly.

  • Prenups - New Albany, Indiana

    Several recent media reports have pointed out an interesting phenomenon of modern culture: Millennials, the group of young people born beginning in the mid-80s to late-90s (aged roughly 18 to 34) have far outpaced their parents in protecting their assets during marriage by signing personalized prenuptial agreements before walking up the aisle.

  • How Can I Get Visitation Rights?
      by HG.org

    Unwed fathers may be able to get visitation rights by presenting a petition to court. This process can be complex and often requires the assistance of an experienced family law lawyer to ensure that these rights are pursued and preserved.

  • Failure to Contest Paternity
      by HG.org

    Paternity is a complex matter when the father is unknown or has no certain claim on a child within a relationship or marriage. He may lose access to, visitation with and rights of fatherhood when he does not contest the paternity of a child, or he could suffer through child support when he has not engaged in paternity contesting when the fatherhood is questionable.

  • How Can I Get Child Custody?
      by HG.org

    When the parents of a child are no longer together, they may disagree about who should have custody of their children. They may think that they are each the best parent to raise the child. However, obtaining child custody is often difficult, especially for fathers.

  • Split of Military Pensions in Long-Term Marriages
      by HG.org

    After a military member reaches retirement, he or she may need to split his or her pension with a long-term spouse that is no longer in a relationship with him or her. The divorce often leads to military benefits split to up to half of what the person will receive from the military service depending on certain requirements and factors.

  • Military Members’ Duty to Provide Support
      by HG.org

    It is often when a military member divorces his or her spouse that he or she must provide support to the other spouse and any children from the marriage that do not live with the military member. Knowing how much this is and how the rules work is important for the military spouse when facing the divorce and even retirement.

  • Pennsylvania Divorce Proceedings with Visitation Rights
      by HG.org

    When one spouse divorces the other in Pennsylvania, it is important to know what visitation rights are available to the parent without primary or full custody of affected children. Often the father is the one seeking visitation to see his kids and knowing what his rights in these matters and may provide him with the means to engage in parental activities.

  • Survivor Benefit Plan Award and Military Divorce
      by HG.org

    When the military member faces divorce from his or her spouse, the usual process involves survivor benefits, retirement benefits or additional monies through accounts or other programs to the nonmilitary spouse. It is important for the military member to understand these situations, so he or she is not caught unaware.

  • Title to a Timeshares: Removing a Former Spouse
      by HG.org

    After the purchase of a timeshare, the couple may dissolve the relationship, and this would lead to the need for removal of the former spouse’s name on the contractual documents. To ensure that fewer problems arise for the current owner in all situations that may arise, it is crucial to alter the paperwork through the removal of his or her name.

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