Law

  • It's Over: 3 Things You Should Do To Prepare For Your Divorce

    Now that you've made the decision to file for divorce, it's time to start making plans. Taking the time to prepare in advance, will ensure that you're ready to move forward. Here are three steps you should take before you file for divorce. Rent a Mail Box If you're not ready to tell your spouse that you want out of the marriage, you're going to need a safe place for your mail.
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  • Learn How To Have An Estate Plan Created When You Find Out You Have A Terminal Illness

    Finding out that you have a terminal illness can be devastating. There are many people who do not know what to do after they receive this news and are so overwhelmed with the fact that they may die that they have a hard time focusing on anything else. It is important to pull yourself together so you can get your affairs in order to ensure that you do not leave your family with the burden of taking care of your affairs for you.
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  • Understanding What's Best for Children in Disputed Custody Cases

    In a perfect world, you and your soon-to-be ex set your differences aside, get together and make a child custody and visitation plan on your own, without involving the family court system. Child custody can be among the most contentious of divorce issues, however, and in many cases this situation leads to a dispute that must be settled by the judge. The judge uses several factors in making a custody determination, and it pays to understand those factors.
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  • Is Alimony A Dead Issue?

    Alimony, also known as spousal support, may have fallen from popularity in the past few years, but it is far from dead. For those who need it, alimony represents a way of ensuring that both divorcing spouses suffer less of a financial impact. It's important that a distinction be made between alimony and child support. Child support exists in a special category of its own and is considered separately with no connection or impact on the spousal support issue.
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  • 3 Important Issues To Prioritize During Divorce Mediation

    When a marriage comes to an end, you may suddenly wonder how well you ever knew your spouse in the first place. Most divorcing couples surprise one another with how they handle the situation in one way or another. If divorce is inevitably looming in your future, it's best to opt for divorce mediation rather than divorce court. Your family law attorney will be able to help you decide if it's in your best interest to go the route of mediation, but it is best for many situations.
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  • Revocable Trusts: A Key Part Of Your Estate Plan

    Probate has been getting a lot of negative press lately; it seems that we see or read about "avoiding probate" every day or so. While it's unlikely that you can completely avoid the probate process, there are several alternative methods of dealing with an estate that have certain major advantages. A revocable trust, also known as a living trust, is one of those methods. To help educate you on the benefits of adding this type of estate planning tool to your plans, read on to learn more.
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  • Protecting Yourself Legally When Creating Your Own Cell Phone App

    If you have a great idea for a program for people to use on their phones, and you wish to go ahead with plans to have it developed as a sell-per-download application, there are several steps you will need to take to ensure it is successful when it is released on the market. Taking the time to become knowledgeable of the events you need to undertake before the release date will help protect yourself from any possible lawsuits from occurring.
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  • Three Types Of Disorders That Could Qualify Someone For Disability

    Not everyone who qualifies for disability assistance has a visible medical condition. There are certain conditions other than physical impairments that can qualify someone to receive social security disability benefits. Here are three such categories. Disability for Anxiety Disorders Those who have an anxiety disorder so severe that it interferes with their daily activities may qualify for disability. Another factor in order to qualify, is that the person who has the anxiety-related condition needs to be diagnosed with at least one of the following:
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  • What Can And Can't A Prenuptial Agreement Protect?

    Prenuptial agreements are legal agreements designed to protect things like debts, property, assets and businesses in the event of a divorce. Basically, a prenuptial agreement defines who gets what in the event of a divorce. In 1983, the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, or APAA, was enacted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. This act was designed to govern prenuptial agreements. There are things that a prenuptial agreement can and cannot protect.
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  • Debts, Assets, Divorce And Community Property

    The division of the marital estate, which consists of debts and assets, depends greatly on whether or not you and your spouse live in a state that uses community property laws or in one that uses what's known as equitable distribution. There are only 9 states using the community property provisions, and if you are divorcing in one of these states it's in your best interest to understand what is meant by community property and how it affects your debt liability and property distribution.
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