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