Archive, October 2015.

During the divorce process, the divorcing couple could be required to complete a deposition as part of the case's discovery. When the couple divorces through litigation rather than mediation or a collaborative divorce, a deposition is a guaranteed part of the process. A deposition is a meeting between the divorcing parties, their attorneys, and a court reporter to document all necessary information for the divorce, such as the partners' assets, income, and their child's needs.
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Social media has changed how we interact. From how we announce life's big events like engagements and pregnancies to how we stay in touch with old friends, relatives, and colleagues who might otherwise fade away from our lives, social media platforms provide us with quick, simple ways to remain socially active. But social media can also have its negative effects on our lives. By giving us the means to connect with individuals who we would otherwise be unable to reach, it has dramatically expanded the opportunity to commit infidelity. It has torn away the privacy curtain that surrounded people…
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When child custody arrangements are drafted, they are drafted with the goal of giving the child a sufficient amount of time with each parent in order to maintain his or her relationships with them. One of the factors used to determine an appropriate custody schedule is the child's relationship with each parent. With adolescents, the child's preference may be factored into the court's decision as well.
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Any time a parent faces a criminal charge, his or her child custody or visitation agreement can be affected. This includes even seemingly minor charges, like possession of a small amount of marijuana. If you are facing any type of criminal charge, contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss how this can affect your current custody arrangement.
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Although the often-quoted statistic for the current divorce rate in the United States is “50 percent of marriages end in divorce,” the truth is actually much more complicated than this. The divorce rate is considerably higher for individuals in their second or subsequent marriages than those in their first marriages. Other factors, like each partner's education level, the age at which the couple married, and the number of children the couple has and their sexes can play a role in whether a married couple will divorce.
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A subpoena is a written order for an individual to appear in court. In cases where the divorcing partners can cooperate with each other, subpoenas are often not necessary. But when the parties cannot get along, one party refuses to obey the court's orders, or one party is suspected of hiding assets from the other, the court may use a subpoena to require a divorcing individual to come to hearings and comply with its other requirements.
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When a child is born to a married woman, there is no need for the woman's husband to declare his paternity to legally claim the child as his own. It is automatically assumed that any children born to a married mother are her husband's biological children as well. But this is not always the case. Sometimes, children are conceived during extramarital affairs. This might not be discovered until years after the child's birth, possibly after the parents' divorce and thousands of dollars of child support.
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Infidelity, also known as adultery, is also known as cheating. No matter what you call it, the fact is that it often destroys marriages. Approximately 17 percent of the divorces that happen in the United States today are because of one partner's infidelity. If you suspect your partner is committing infidelity, talk to him or her about it. Express your concern about his or her activities – although he or she might deny that he or she is cheating, it is important that you make your suspicions known and you discuss them in a calm, rational manner. Do not, under any circumstance, attempt to …
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