Property Division During Divorce: What Will You Get?

If you are going through or considering a divorce, you may be wondering what will happen to your property or your spouse's property. Different states have different ways of dividing property, so much of what you will be entitled to depends on where you live. Here are a three possibilities. 1. Property Settlement Agreement One of the easiest ways to determine who gets what during divorce is by making an agreement with your spouse. Read More 

Ensuring A Clean Break After Your Divorce

Once the decision has been made to go forward with a divorce, the best thing you can do is focus on ensuring that everything ends as cleanly as possible. This means minimizing conflicts over finances, property, and business interests by creating a clear separation of ownership. It might cost you some time and money, but the peace of mind it buys you will be more than worth it. Financial Division Read More 

Judge Says Get Married or Go to Jail: Annulment for Marrying Under Duress

It seems like one of those kooky premises only found in romantic comedies. Unfortunately for one Texas couple, the threat was all too real. A judge in Smith County ordered a 19-year-old man to marry his girlfriend after he got into a physical altercation with her ex-boyfriend. Refusal or failure to do so carried a penalty of 15 days in jail. While the judge may have been well intentioned, his actions were illegal, and couples in this and similar situations can usually obtain a drama-free annulment based on duress. Read More 

Divorce: Should You Take Back Your Maiden Name?

Divorce provides you with many opportunities to make changes, and among them is the choice to revert back to using your maiden name. If you decide to do so, you should be aware that updating your important documents can be time-consuming and tedious, but for many the ability to make a fresh start with a new-old last name is worth the trouble. To help you make your decision, read below for 5 important points to consider. Read More 

5 Things You Need to Do If You’re the Victim of Domestic Violence

If you're the victim of domestic abuse, you may be afraid to seek help. Whether you feel that your partner will find you, or you don't know where to turn, you need to know that help is available. Here are four steps you should take to remove yourself from the situation and get the help you desperately need. Memorize Phone Numbers It can be difficult to  find phone numbers in the heat of the moment. Read More