Can Mental Illness Impact Your Custody Battle?

Consider this: in any given year, a quarter of Americans qualify for a diagnosis of mental illness. For some, this is a passing bout of depression, while for others mentalillness is a serious, lifelong experience that can impact their ability to hold a job or participate in the community. But regardless of an individual’s diagnosis, … Continue reading “Can Mental Illness Impact Your Custody Battle?”

How to Get a Restraining Order: 4 Tips

If you’ve ever dealt with a stalker or the threat of physical harm from someone, you might have considered seeking a restraining order. But do you know what it takes to execute a legal no-contact order or order of protection, as they’re also called? It’s not as easy as popular culture might make it appear … Continue reading “How to Get a Restraining Order: 4 Tips”

Making Sense Of Post-Nuptial Agreements

In the U.S., we’re familiar with prenuptial agreements … at least, we’ve heard about them often enough. We speculate over what celebrities have addressed in their pre-nups and sometimes we sign them ourselves. Even millennials are jumping on the pre-nup bandwagon. But what happens if you skipped the premarital agreement and later decide that having … Continue reading “Making Sense Of Post-Nuptial Agreements”

Rethinking Custody: When Divorce Includes a Disabled Child

  Some people believe that parents of disabled children divorce more often than other parents. It’s a myth, but, as happens in any kind of marriage, divorces happen. What happens when parents have to make the decision about custody of their disabled child? In most divorce cases, the judge will award joint physical custody, but … Continue reading “Rethinking Custody: When Divorce Includes a Disabled Child”