Archive, September 2013.

As social media has become a larger and larger part of our everyday lives, most people have come to agree that it can have a very detrimental effect on marriages and divorces. Social media provides outlets for infidelity, as well as evidence for lawyers to use in divorce cases. However, some people are starting to discover that there may be a benefit in using various social media sites while going through a divorce. One of the major ways social media can aid you during a divorce is providing an easy route to finding resources. These resources can vary from information on what to look for …

When talking about divorce, it is not uncommon for the term “annulment” to pop up in conversation. Because it is not as popular as divorce, many people are unclear as to what exactly an annulment is and what it entails. According to divorcenet.com, annulment is defined as “a legal proceeding to declare a purported marriage invalid. When a marriage is annulled, it is as if it had never happened. Usually, the court makes a declaration on invalidity retroactive, declaring the marriage invalid as of the date the ceremony occurred.” As enticing as an annulment may seem, not all couples …

As time progresses on, society continues to change, and today, it is more likely than ever that people will have more than one sexual partner in their lifetime. This is also becoming more socially acceptable, although some people do still frown upon physical intimacy before marriage. For those people that do participate in the act, however, legal issues can arise and become exceedingly more complicated. If a child is conceived out of wedlock, there is a chance that the mother will not know who the real father is. Even if the mother thinks that she knows, she cannot be certain unless she …

Divorce is a major change in anyone’s life.  It is challenging in many ways.  A divorce may even cause an identity crisis that could take years to recover from and regain your life.  But it is helpful to know that you are not OK, it makes it easier to get on the right track. Why the process to recovery takes so long is because there are two things happening at the same time.  The first objective is to recover from your loss.  The second objective is to rebuild your life again without your partner. In regards to the first goal, it is hard to expect a timeline of events for the …

Businesses are starting to hire again.  Home prices have been steadily rising along with interest rates.  While the economy has been recovering since the recession, personal economies are not as easy to improve.  In that regard, it is important to save money without sacrificing the end result. That is essentially what the collaborative divorce process provides.  It is a less costly way to separate from your spouse and find an amicable solution to difficult topics such as child support, child custody and division of property. An amicable divorce can be obtained through mediation or …

All too often, there are stories on the news and even more frequently, it seems, on prime-time crime shows, of women being raped and children getting sexually abused. The crime show stars, however, always find the rapist and put him behind bars, and the victims move on and push past the horrid events. As for the real cases on the news, most often news channels will briefly discuss the victim and the event, but there will be no follow up. Unfortunately for a Massachusetts teen, the news coverage has not yet stopped from a rape that happened in 2008, when she was only 14 years old. The New York…

Watching a friend or family member suffer through a divorce and all the things that come with it is difficult. Sometimes it is hard to know just what to say or do. However, according to the Huffington Post, there are a few things that you should never do when it comes to helping someone come with divorce.  Remain Neutral You may have known your friend since childhood or she may be a new acquaintance. Whatever the case may be, remember that you are only hearing half of the story. You have to be careful not to take sides in the situation. You do not want to condone any wrongdoing. Don’…

In a world where everyone is looking for a way to save some money, many people are turning to do it yourself legal channels. While some matters can be done this way, experts advise against DIY divorces. A report by the Huffington Post talks about the pros and cons. The Pros The forms may seem easy to understand and the language straightforward. It can be cost effective for a couple that has a "simple" case. The forms are relatively easy to obtain and there is no additional waiting period. The divorce can be finalized with one court appearance. Consulting an attorney is cheaper …
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