What is a Good Settlement Offer in Divorce?

Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights After a Divorce?

No matter the state of residency, grandparents are not automatically granted legal rights that allow them to visit their grandchildren simply because of the family connection. Additionally, no state allows grandparents to petition for visitation while both parents are still married and/or live together. In California, the only situations when the court allows grandparents to file a motion for visitation are if the parents are divorced and/or do not live together anymore; if one of the parent is incarcerated or deceased; or if a parent’s whereabouts are unknown.

Divorce & Its Effects – How Collaborative Divorce Can Ease This Difficult Transition for Your Family

Will Getting Divorced Make You Happy? It’s a common mistake to blame our circumstances for our own unhappiness. Many people are under the impression that if they could change one thing about their life, they would be happy.

Do I Need a Restraining Order During My Divorce?

Getting a divorce can be physically, emotionally and financially draining for both spouses, even if they decide to have an amicable split. It’s even more taxing if only one spouse wants the divorce and the other puts a lot of pressure and effort to prevent the divorce from happening and the spouse from leaving the relationship. Couples are faced with a few choices when it comes to divorcing, including a do-it-yourself uncontested divorce, litigation with each party using individual lawyers, or mediation by using a mutually agreed upon neutral third-party mediator.

Divorce Mediation: You Save More Than Money

For most couples, a divorce can be the cause of many difficult and stressful times. As challenging as a marriage on the rocks can be, a divorce is even more traumatic, especially if spouses choose litigation. Fortunately, many couples now try divorce mediation first to discuss and settle all issues surrounding their marital separation.

Three Ways a Child Support Lawyer Can Help With Collection

Although in many cases court orders involving the care of your children are routinely followed once established, it can be difficult to know how to proceed after an order is overdue or ignored. Here are three ways a child support lawyer can help you with the collection of any past due amounts.

Four Essential Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney

If your marriage is ending and you’re considering representing yourself in the legal proceedings, you might want to think again. Here are four important reasons why you should hire a divorce attorney.

Will Mediation Bring Us Back Together?

By the time struggling couples decide to hire a divorce mediator, one or both of the spouses have decided that the marriage has deteriorated so much, it is beyond saving and therefore should end. Spouses often agree on using divorce mediation instead of expensive and lengthy litigation when they believe they can handle all of the issues relating to divorce, such as separation of assets and debt, child custody and visitation arrangements, and spousal and child support, and find common ground with few arguments. It is important to realize that most couples who have reached the decision…

Divorcing Later in Life: 3 Major Issues You Have to Deal With

Since 1900, the divorce rate among people age 50 and older has more than doubled, accounting for more than 10% of all divorces. These so-called “gray divorces” are the result of people living longer and not wanting to spend that time with someone they no longer love; being empty nesters with no common interests or goals; children leaving the home, thus eliminating the primary reason to stay together; and more women earning their own income so they are not dependent upon their husband’s being the sole breadwinner. Second and third marriages have high failure rates and also tend to contribute…

Family Law Attorney Help: How Can an Evaluator Help Facilitate Child Custody?

When couples divorce, custody is a significant aspect of the hearing. For parents who cannot agree on an arrangement but want to avoid court, a family law attorney may advise the assistance of an evaluator.

Understanding the Basics of Child Support

When one parent has a greater share of custody of a child, the other may be required to pay child support to financially assist the custodial parent or guardian. While this is meant to assure that a young person is not left at a disadvantage, it can pose a number of complications for the adults involved, and the specifics vary from state to state. Here is a guide to how the process works.

Reasons You Need Child Support Representation

Child support is not something that should be taken lightly. It is a court order that is very serious and you may need help fully understanding what it means.

Divorce Mediation Not Working? When to Get a Lawyer

When facing the difficult decision to divorce, many couples consider either litigation (each spouse uses their own attorney), or mediation (both spouses work with one neutral divorce mediator to reach an agreement) and usually believe these two options are exclusive of each other. While mediation tends to encourage cooperation and communication between spouses, an experienced mediator will never advise separating partners against seeking legal advice at any time during the divorce proceedings. In fact, family law attorneys are often involved at one step or another of the mediation process.

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