Four Mistakes You Don't Want To Make Before Speaking With A Divorce Attorney


When you make the decision to get a divorce, both family members and friends will often chime in with well-meaning, sensible advice. Unfortunately, common sense advice can sometimes put you at a disadvantage -- and this is why you should always speak with an attorney first. 1. Leaving Your House Leaving your home is often considered to be abandonment. When you abandon your marital home, it puts you at a disadvantage even if your spouse asked you to leave.

21 May 2015

Things To Know About A Divorce Provision Prohibiting Overnight Guests


You're getting a divorce, and you were startled when the papers from your spouse's lawyer set forth a clause for no overnight guests when you have your children with you. You'd never heard of such a provision, and you're not entirely comfortable with it. If you haven't yet hired your own lawyer, it's probably time to do so. You'll have trouble protecting your rights in this situation when going up against a skilled attorney without your own professional legal representation.

27 February 2015

Locating Next Of Kin: Utilizing Legal Help To Get Child Support


When you divorce from your spouse or you are estranged and have not seen him or her in months, getting child support for your children is not easy. What makes it more difficult are former in-laws who you cannot locate nor ask about the whereabouts of your ex. Your child needs financial support, and most states require that you make the effort to find your ex before public assistance programs will support you.

25 February 2015

A Criminal Record, Your Child Custody Case, And What To Do About It


If you are going through a divorce, you might be worried about prior criminal convictions. If you think that your past might hurt your chances for a fair judgment when it comes to child custody, it is important to find a criminal defense attorney that can handle your case. By understanding the ins and outs of your criminal past, your lawyer can defend you in the best light in court. Here are four ways a lawyer can find success in playing down your criminal past for a successful custody hearing.

18 February 2015