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”

Do You Owe Alimony? 4 Considerations In Spousal Support

Alimony: it’s a topic of great contention in the world of divorce, but these payments play an important role in the dissolution of marriages. But before we dive into how these payments are determined, let’s look more closely at what alimony entails. The Meaning of Alimony  Alimony, also known as spousal support, may be permanent … Continue reading “Do You Owe Alimony? 4 Considerations In Spousal Support”

Does Biology Make A Father? False Paternity And Child Support

When a child is born to a married couple, both partners are named on the birth certificate, but for fathers, this can be a complicated thing. After all, maternity is easily shown, but paternity isn’t nearly so reliable. That means that in the event of a divorce, some men choose to challenge paternity rather than … Continue reading “Does Biology Make A Father? False Paternity And Child Support”

8 Signs It’s Time to File for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be a pretty scary term. It often carries the connotation of total financial ruin, although that’s usually not the case. In many instances, bankruptcy can be what saves you from total financial ruin and helps you to get back on your feet. “When somebody really doesn’t have money to pay their bills then … Continue reading “8 Signs It’s Time to File for Bankruptcy”

Gave A False Confession? Your Lawyer Can Help

Whether you’re guilty or innocent, being arrested is terrifying. You’re handcuffed, accusations are flying, and while the police may have – certainly should have – read you your Miranda rights, it’s hard to exercise your “right to remain silent.” The impulse to speak under this pressure may be irresistible and what you say may not … Continue reading “Gave A False Confession? Your Lawyer Can Help”

Minor Crimes Become Life Sentences On Sex Offender Registry

When people talk about the sex offender registry, state-by-state lists of sex offenders and where they live, most believe they are speaking exclusively of rapists, child molesters, and people guilty of similarly serious crimes. What the majority doesn’t realize is that anyone convicted of a “sex crime” is required to remain on that list for … Continue reading “Minor Crimes Become Life Sentences On Sex Offender Registry”

What To Do When A Creditor Garnishes Your Wages

With the cost of living on the rise and wages trailing far behind, people can end up unable to pay their bills. Basic living expenses like mortgages, rising rents, and utilities can eat up an entire salary, leaving no funds for other bills. Unfortunately, not paying those bills can result in garnished wages. Having your … Continue reading “What To Do When A Creditor Garnishes Your Wages”