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Understanding Motions for Temporary Custody

Depending on the case, family court cases can be a lengthy process. In some of these cases, time is of the essence and a resolution may be needed as soon as possible. For example, a motion for temporary custody may be a way to temporarily resolve a case. What is a motion for temporary custody? […]

Three Reasons to Seek Assistance with Your Case

Alimony, hidden assets, and child custody are a trio of “components” in divorce cases where the insights of a legal professional can prove highly beneficial. Let’s delve into this a bit. During a divorce case, both spouses are expected to divulge all of their assets. However, there are plenty of cases where one spouse may […]

A Brief Look at Dependency Cases

Here is a hypothetical scenario: a child is taken away from you because, unbeknownst to you, someone anonymously contacted an abuse hotline alleging that the child was being neglected, abandoned, or abused. You now find yourself having to navigate the legalities of a dependency case. A dependency case, also called a Chapter 39 trial, is […]

Reducing the Impact of Divorce on Children

In many acrimonious divorces where children are involved, strong feelings of animosity may develop between the parents. These feelings may “spill” out and affect the children negatively. As this can leave a lasting impact on children, it’s important to minimize the effects of the divorce on the children. For starters, here is one tip we’ve […]

Social Media May Derail Your Divorce Settlement

Social media is a fantastic tool to help you stay connected to friends, loved ones, and the rest of the world. At the same time, however, it can prove to be something of a double-edged sword as what you share on it can be brought up in court. This could affect your divorce settlement negatively, […]

When Same-Sex Divorces Involve Children

Being able to legally marry proved to be a major step forward for LGBTQ couples. Much like with a heterosexual divorce, however, there is the possibility of having to contend with divorce and its legalities. If it comes to child custody agreements and parental rights, same-sex couples who married and then expanded their family with […]

Divorcing in Your Later Years

Regardless of your age, divorce can strike at any moment if the marriage breaks down. Now, you are grappling with a “gray” divorce and everything that it can threaten. Luckily there are some useful ideas for coping with your situation. You may have retirement accounts, pensions or other financial matters to grapple with should you […]

Address Parenting Plan Issues before They Become a Major Problem

Provided you’re on the same page with your spouse, hashing out a parenting plan shouldn’t be all that difficult. However, in the event of a divorce, disagreements may arise and seemingly minor issues can become major ones when figuring out custody. Let’s briefly explore some of these issues you may wish to address in your […]

Dealing with Changes to Custody and Visitation Arrangements Caused by COVID-19

Divorced parents are accustomed to raising children amidst changing circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us have never seen before. Stay at home orders have imposed strict limits on the way we live and complicated many custody and visitation arrangements. We cannot be sure when daily life will more closely […]

How a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they […]

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