Being arrested for a crime is often a life-altering and traumatic experience. Being stripped of your freedom, albeit momentarily, can be horrifying. Then, waiting for your fate to unravel can prove to be so worrisome and stressful that a lot of people actually sign plea deals just to close the case more quickly. Unfortunately, signing a plea deal too fast may negatively affect those charged, making the situation even worse than they had ever imagined.
11 February 2018
One of the biggest financial threats to a thriving medical practice is actually divorce. If you're a physician starting your own practice, you're probably no stranger to the long hours that you need to devote to business -- but that may increase your chances of ending up in divorce court. Doctors have a 10%-20% greater risk of divorce than the average individual -- which means that doctors need to understand what they can do to keep their personal lives from destroying their professional ones.
4 October 2017
Of all the issues to battle about during a divorce, pets can come a close second to children in evoking emotional and contentious reactions. Both of you may consider the pet "yours," and when you no longer care to spend time in each other's company, that can present a few dilemmas. Read on for a better understanding of how the law looks at "pet custody." Pets may not seem like property, but they are.
22 February 2017
The divorce process is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. You'll be fighting for a lot of things that you feel are rightfully yours, which could range from property of your home to custody of your children. If you cannot compromise with your spouse, the tough decisions will be made by a judge. Here are some tips that can help you get the results you want from the divorce proceedings in court.
22 July 2016
If you and your spouse have decided that it's time to end your marriage, you may think that there's no need to bring in a third party. This is especially true if the two of you are on amicable terms with each other and there is a relatively decent line of communication in place. However, no matter how good things may seem to be going at the moment, the situation can change at anytime, leaving you out in the cold.
14 April 2016
Life can be complicated and sometimes there is more than one thing to deal with at once. If you've had a parent pass away and you're currently going through a divorce as well, you'll have to consider all of the assets involved before anything can be finalized. While you'd like to easily sort through your parent's assets and estate and wrap everything up quickly, keep in mind that your spouse may also be entitled to some of the property as well.
9 February 2016
Have you become frustrated with your bad marriage but have no idea how to settle the situation? If you are confused as to whether or not the marriage should end in divorce, the best thing to do is get assistance from a family lawyer, such as Stephen J Weisbrod Esq Law. Discover in this article what a family lawyer can do to help you get to the bottom of your dysfunctional marriage so you and your spouse can move forward.
5 December 2015
The way that children deal with divorce can vary depending on their age. If you have very young children (under the age of 5), the signs of stress are often more difficult to interpret due to their limited communications skills. You and your spouse can learn to recognize the signs of problems in your young children and take steps to minimize the impact that the divorce could have on them. Read on to learn more about the signs of stress in young children and how to deal with it.
10 November 2015
You have probably seen TV shows or famous courtroom dramas playing out involving the alleged "alienation of parental affection," but is such an allegation real? If so, is it something that applies to your own custody issues in family and divorce court? These are all questions your family law attorney can answer, but typically these are the real views and opinions on "alienation of parental affection." Admitted or Dismissed Parental Alienation Syndrome
24 August 2015
An open adoption is an adoption where you acquire full parenting rights to the child but the biological parents still retain some visitation rights. Although an open adoption can be psychologically gratifying for both the child and the biological parents, placing some limits on the deal so that your parenting won't be undermined is a good idea. So when you're negotiating visitation rights as part of an open adoption process, take care to avoid these three pitfalls:
6 August 2015