If you are considering getting divorced from your spouse and have experienced domestic abuse from them, a restraining order (also known as an order of protection) may be able to help you. Not only can it help to protect you from your spouse, but it can have a number of other important benefits in your divorce case. Here are five reasons you should consider getting a restraining order during your divorce:
If you are in the middle of a contentious divorce where child custody is an issue, you are likely very concerned about whether you will be able to obtain custody. While this should be a theoretical impartial matter, the fact is that people can do a lot of things to make their custody proceedings more likely to come out in their favor. Here are five important tips for handling your child custody proceedings to give you the best chance possible at a favorable outcome:
The process of getting divorced can be an unpleasant time for anyone, but some divorces are significantly more unpleasant than others. Unfortunately, some people do things that may seem reasonable at the time, but which come back to bite them later on, ensuring a worse outcome to their divorce. Here are five things you should avoid doing when you are getting divorced:
If you have been involved in a divorce case involving children in family court, one of the common phrases you have probably seen in their decisions is “the best interests of the child.” This standard is most frequently seen in child custody and visitation decisions, where it is considered critical to determining the rights that each parent will have with respect to their children. But what exactly does it mean for something to be in the best interests of the child, and what criteria do they use to determine that? Continue reading ““The Best Interests of the Child” in Family Court Decisions”
If you are going through a divorce and have children, there is a good chance that you will need to deal with child support issues. These issues can be incredibly divisive, and many people do not even know how the court decides on child support. Here are five important factors that go into child support decisions:
When a couple gets involved in a divorce where one parent receives primary custody of the children, invariably the issue of visitation rights will come up. The decision about granting visitation rights is based principally on what the judge believes is in the best interests of the child. However, what goes into that determination can be somewhat opaque at times. Here are five major considerations that go into visitation rights determinations:
In any divorce where one parent is given primary custody of a child, the question of child support will inevitably arise. The decision of a judge to award child support is a major one, which can have significant financial consequences for both spouses. But what exactly is child support, and when does a judge decide that it is appropriate?
It is more common than ever before for people to get divorced and remarry later on. By necessity, however, this also means more people will be entering a marriage with a child from their previous marriage. When this happens, it is common for newlywed spouses to adopt their spouse’s children from outside the marriage. Here are five things you should consider when adopting from another marriage:
Equitable distribution is the process by which a divorcing couple’s shared marital property is divided between them. This process is often complicated and emotionally fraught, with both sides struggling to get a favorable outcome to the distribution. But what should you be taking into consideration when going through equitable distribution?
Getting a divorce, or even being in a situation where you are considering a divorce, is never easy. However, some divorces are nastier than others, and in some cases may require an order of protection for the sake of keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. But what exactly is an order of protection, and when is it appropriate to seek one out?