How to Stay on the Right Side of the Law Financially When Going Through a Divorce

When it comes to divorce, one of the trickiest parts of your life to separate from your former spouse is your finances. While you may never be able to make a clean break in regards to custody matters, you can usually fully gain independence when it comes to your financial life. The key is doing so legally. The following can help you understand how this is done. Shared Property Assets Read More 

Be Careful: You Could Be Charged With Murder If Someone You Know Overdoses

When a family member or friend ā€” or even an acquaintance ā€” overdoses on drugs, the first instinct people have is to call for help. Unfortunately, there's a distressing trend in legal jurisdictions around the nation to now treat every overdose as a crime scene.  That puts anyone who might be involved in danger of being charged with a crime as serious as manslaughter or murder. Here's what you need to know in order to protect yourself. Read More 

Custody Disputes: When You Suspect That Something Inappropriate Is Going On At The Ex’s Place

Child custody laws in most states will not forbid any parent from seeing his/her children unless something inappropriate or exceedingly harmful is happening to the child or children. While many parents may make up stories to try to gain custody of the kids, this should never be done, nor should such accusations be made lightly. It is extremely damaging and traumatizing to the children, and it could cast negative aspersions on you as the accuser. Read More 

What To Know About Child Support And Incarceration

When a family breaks apart through a divorce, one party is likely to be ordered to pay child support. The non-custodial parent pays child support, and the amount paid is based on their income and other financial resources. When the paying party is jailed or sentenced to prison, it can affect child support. Read on to find out how to handle things when incarceration interferes with child support orders. Incarceration is Not an Excuse Not to Pay Read More 

What To Know About Divorce And Running Afoul Of Orders

No matter how emotional you may be about your divorce, you should never lose sight of the fact that divorce is a legal affair. Often, the divorce process means a series of legal actions that culminate in the final decree. The final decree is not the end of the proceedings, however. If issues like child support and custody give rise, more orders are sure to follow. When you or your ex fail to obey an order from the family court judge, there are consequences. Read More