Pets are considered property and as such, judges or courts may have the final say over who gets awarded a pet during divorce proceedings. If you have a pet who you love dearly, you may be wondering what factors the courts look at when deciding who gets custody or possession of a pet. If One Party Owned the Pet Prior to the Marriage One of the factors that the courts will look at when deciding who gets custody of a pet is whether one party owned the pet prior to the marriage.
5 August 2019
Dividing assets is one of the main challenges when getting divorced. When most couples get married, the possibility of divorce is never planned for. This means that their assets are also handled in a manner that doesn't make the division any easier when they decide to go their separate ways. In certain cases, there are assets that you may not even know whether or not you're entitled to them. Retirement accounts, for instance, can be a controversial issue.
29 May 2019
Safe sex practices are important for a variety of reasons, including preventing an unwanted pregnancy or the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. If you have an STD, it is crucial that you communicate your condition with your partner so everyone is aware of the necessary precautions. If you have an illness and you are not transparent with your partner, and consequently transmit the disease to your partner, you can be held criminally liable for infecting a person without his or her knowledge.
26 February 2019
During a contentious divorce, you shouldn't be surprised to hear some hurtful accusations from your spouse — including many that are unequivocally untrue. For example, your spouse may make up allegations that you committed infidelity during your marriage, even if this was not the case. One shocking accusation that you might hear is that you abused your children. Your spouse may fabricate such a claim because he or she wants to get full custody, perhaps as an angry reaction to you filing for divorce.
22 January 2019
Adopting a child is a way to give back to your community and enrich not only the child's life, but also your own life. Before you can sign the paperwork to officially take guardianship of a child, there are a number of steps that you must complete. While you can go through most of these steps on your own and with the help of the adoption agency, it doesn't hurt to get a family attorney on your side.
28 November 2018
If you are ending a marriage on bad terms, you may think it is best to go straight to court to make some big decisions about how the marriage will end. However, this could be a big mistake. It is always a good idea to go through mediation when settling a divorce for the following reasons. You Retain Control Mediation may require talking to your spouse and making compromises, but it puts the two of you in control throughout your divorce proceedings.
24 October 2018
If your partner has threatened to divorce you, then you should not assume that everything is normal in your marriage. Here are a few tips on how to deal with such a threat: Find Out Reasons for the Threat The first thing is to try and figure out why your partner is making the threats. You can do this by talking to them and analyzing your life together, taking into account the circumstances under which the threats were issued.
7 September 2018
Most people think of divorce as a single, major legal action but divorce cannot be confined to that. The issues that surround the parting of a married couple can be complicated and multi-faceted. Because of this, divorce can be thought of as several separate actions, culminating in one or more final decrees. The more money, property and minor children at play the more issues there are to contend with. Here are a few things to know about divorce and court orders.
27 June 2018
A subpoena is a court order to produce documents or appear in court as part of a legal process. If you are going through a divorce, there are several ways you can use a subpoena to help with the divorce process. Here are some of the things a subpoena may help with during a divorce. Financial Information For a fair divorce settlement to be realized, each spouse is supposed to reveal their financial information.
19 March 2018
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