how do i get a restraining order?

Before you ask how to get a restraining order, you should first ask “Can I get a restraining order?” I was recently asked by a mother if she could get a restraining order from her ex-husband’s new wife that was being confrontational during the children’s baseball games. Dealing with an adult behaving in any disruptive…

do i still have to pay child support if i lose my job?

Recently our area lost a major employer and hundreds of people are left in a financial crisis. One of the many questions that people ask is: “Do I still have to pay child support if I lose my job?” The answer is YES, but you may have a legal remedy to address the major change…

dividing business assets during a divorce

A business can be one of the most important and valuable assets to you or your spouse. Figuring out what will happen to a business can cause additional stress during a divorce. To relieve some of this anxiety, this blog post on dividing business assets during a divorce will explain the basics of splitting a…

dividing financial assets during a divorce

Dividing property during a divorce can be confusing, overwhelming, and can seem impossible. Dividing financial assets during a divorce can be even more difficult and frustrating. This blog post will ease your anxiety by explaining how checking and saving accounts, 401(k), retirement accounts, pensions, IRAs, stocks and bonds, annuities, and trusts are divided during a…

dividing personal property during divorce

Dividing personal property during a divorce will be divided into two categories: marital property and separate property. Marital property is property that was acquired during the divorce and is usually jointly owned. Separate property is property that was acquired before the marriage and had remained separate from the marital estate. Separate property generally goes to…

movie out sign

One of the biggest sources of tension in a divorce is the division of assets and property. This can also be one of the most difficult tasks faced by divorcing couples when starting the divorce process. When two people live together, they accumulate furniture, knick-knacks, and family memorabilia, and what was once considered “ours” must…

the topics that will be covered during your divorce

When you are married, you are sharing your life with someone across all aspects.  Meaning, that when you have decided to move forward with a divorce, you must be prepared for all of these aspects of your life to be discussed and analyzed.  You will be asked, by your attorney, to present a plethora of…

Divorce Costs

Everyone wants to know how much a divorce will cost them. Although no one can predict the exact amount, you can have an idea of the costs you may incur. Divorce costs vary depending on your specific situation and needs, but below are some possible costs that may be involved. Initial Consult: You can often…

child support but no visitation

Are you expected to pay child support, but not able to visit your child? It can be confusing, but child support does not equal child custody or visitation. I have had numerous calls from distraught parents because their other parent is withholding the child until he or she pays support. Whether it’s court ordered or…

When Child Support Turns into a Custody Battle

Is the other parent of your child seeking custody now that you are asking for child support? You have done the right thing by making sure your child has the support they deserve, but now you find yourself in a custody battle.  Unfortunately, it is too common that child support turns into a custody battle,…

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