During a divorce, deciding who gets to keep the house can cause a significant amount of controversy and stress. In many divorce cases, the family home is the most valuable asset, and if you have lived in it for some time, the current market value can greatly exceed what it was originally bought for. In […]
What If a Parent Doesn’t Exercise Their Court Ordered Parenting Agreement?
When going through a divorce, determining parenting time (also known as visitation) is a major consideration, and involves many factors such as the geographical proximity of the parents, the age of the child or children, and potential limitations such as work schedules, medical issues or other special needs of the parents and / or children. […]
How To Choose a Divorce Mediator
Divorce mediation is an increasingly popular process for couples who are seeking a divorce. A divorce mediator acts as a neutral third party to help with the communication and negotiation of a mutually acceptable divorce agreement. The divorce mediator is there to assist and provide guidance, but does not use their judgement to influence decision […]
What is a Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative divorce is a new form of dispute resolution in the practice of family law and is a legal method where the lawyers for both sides work with their clients to find solutions to their conflicts by use of cooperation rather than adversarial litigation. Collaborative Divorce Participation Agreement For a collaborative divorce, both individuals and […]
How to Choose a Lawyer
Being presented with a situation where you need to find a lawyer can be stressful. However, selecting the right legal representation is essential – not only for ensuring the best possible outcome for your case but also for protecting yourself, your assets, and your family. But how do you choose the best attorney? In this […]
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
In most cases, an uncontested divorce is possible when both spouses or partners can mutually agree to resolve the significant issues of their divorce, including: how parenting time and responsibilities will be shared the duration and amount of child support to be provided the duration and amount of alimony to be provided, and the division […]
How to Find the Best Family Law Attorney
A family law attorney can help you with any of the following situations: divorce, legal separation, annulment, divorce agreement modifications, child support and/or custody guidance, restraining orders, adoptions, and legal documents such as prenuptial marriage agreements. If you are seeking a family law attorney to receive legal advice and representation for filing a divorce, it […]
Pets and Divorce
As a pet owner myself, I understand how dogs, cats and other animals are often times more than just a pet. Many people consider their pets to be a member of the family and sometimes even refer to them as children. Therefore, when a divorce arises, spouses are often concerned about what will happen to […]
The Pros and Cons of a Legal Separation
A legal separation is similar to a divorce in many ways. When a party files for a legal separation, they will go through the same process as if they were going through a divorce. That means that the parties will be required to exchange financial information, attend status conferences and court hearings, and orders will […]
What Do Family Law Attorneys Do?
Attorneys often use the term “family law” to describe their practice area. However, the term family law can sometimes be confusing or deceiving. Although it may seem like family law encompasses anything related to families, it actually is a somewhat narrow and specialized area of law. What types of legal issues fall under the category […]