Archive, February 2014.

There was a time when divorce, same sex marriage and same sex divorce, civil unions and their dissolution, asset distribution, and a host of other family law related issues were non-existent or, at the very least, were very rarely discussed. That is not the case anymore, and the question remains: what has led to this progressive level of thinking? There is not a single encompassing answer, but the changes are occurring rapidly.
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There are times when a couple simply can’t work out their differences during a marriage. Most couples don’t take the idea of divorce lightly. For anyone seeking a divorce, thoughts about the time and money spent on the marriage are exacerbated by the time and money that will be spent in getting the divorce.
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Regardless of whether you are a man or a woman, there may come a time in your life when you are forced to question the paternity of your son or daughter. This is never an easy question to confront because there is so much depending on the outcome. Paternity cases, like any family law cases, are difficult for all involved, and understanding your rights is essential.
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During a divorce, children of the marriage may be used as pawns between the warring factions. If the divorce is amicable, the parties can work together to find a just and harmonious resolution to the issue of child custody. If not, however, the the process of determining child custody can complicate divorce proceedings, and the best interest of the child may be thrown to the wayside. It takes the experienced negotiation skills of attorneys or the intervention of the courts to determine custody.
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Marriage can be a very joyous time in the life of a couple, but it can also be an extremely stressful experience as well. There are often hundreds of decisions to consider, details to be addressed, and legal hurdles to overcome. Future couples have to address certain legal issues, such as the marriage certificate, and the determination that the future marriage is not void for any number of reasons. There is one aspect though, which couples often do not want to address: a prenuptial agreement. Considering a prenuptial agreement now can save time and inconvenience in the future.
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Domestic violence is a very unfortunate and very dangerous reality for some individuals, including some children. Those who turn to violence as a means of control and power over others do not care about gender, age, or mental capacity. Anyone can fall victim to domestic violence and anyone can take the necessary steps to free themselves from the tyranny of another in domestic violence situations.
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Divorce is never a pleasant endeavor. The issue of who gets what is ever present during any and all negotiations, and included with that difficulty is the very real possibility that the parties to the divorce are less than cooperative with each other, as they often harbor significant animosity. Add to all that the difficulties in dividing property, especially if that property is a business operated by the couple or one of the spouses to the marriage, and the task of divorce becomes even more complicated. Determining whether that business is marital property and its value are a paramount …
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Adoptions are time consuming for those seeking to bring a new child into their lives. Often there are significant expenses associated with the adoption process. Beyond that, there are the normal expenses that are associated with every child. In some instances, those who adopt a child with special needs will face additional expenses. Most often, however, the monetary implications involved with having a child are furthest from the minds of the adopting parents. If you are considering adding to your family or starting a family, experienced adoption attorneys can guide you through the process and…
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