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Key Differences Between Legal Separation And Divorce

If you have decided not to live with your spouse anymore, you can either opt for legal separation or for a divorce. Both options have their pros and cons, but there are key differences between them you need to know. Here are some of the factors most affected by these differences: Marital Status By definition, getting a divorce means that your marriage is legally over; that is, you are single as far as the law is concerned. Read More 

3 Tips For Misdemeanor Defense

When you are interested in getting representation for a misdemeanor case, it's crucial that you reach out to some lawyers that can assist you. There are a lot of legal professionals that will happily help you with your case, but you need to also know what you are facing and how you can get the best results. With this in mind, keep reading and apply these strategies so that you have help beating a misdemeanor charge. Read More 

When Visitation Is Questioned

If you are a divorcing parent, one of the more contentious issues might be those that involve your minor-aged children. Custody, visitation and child support all require some major decisions and provisions. Once you and your spouse come to an agreement (or the judge decides), the parenting plan is created. This plan is delivered via several orders, all of which must be followed. Unless the parents have decided to go with shared or 50/50 parenting, then one parent will be appointed the primary custodian of the child, and one parent is awarded visitation. Read More 

Cohabitation And Spousal Support: Do They Mix?

For those previously married, getting hitched again is probably not the first thing on their minds. Nowadays, it's not uncommon for people to just "live together" without the benefit of any legal agreement whatsoever, and this can be especially true for those who have left a bad marriage. Since two really can often live cheaper than one when it comes to rent and housing expenses, cohabitation has become extremely popular. One frequently problematic issue is the financial arrangements of that cohabitation in relation to spousal support. Read More 

4 Reasons To Never Use Kids As Messengers During The Divorce

When you are navigating your way through the tricky terrain of a divorce, sometimes the easiest path will be a tempting one to take. That path can sometimes lead to mistakes that inadvertently affect the kids, though. One common mistake that parents make during a divorce is expecting their kids to act as messengers and convey messages or deliver checks to the other parent. However, that's a potentially big misstep that can have numerous negative consequences. Read More