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A Father’s Paternity Rights Explained According to a Pew Research Center study on the rise of new family types, 41 percent of children today are born to unwed parents. This means many unwed parents are dealing with legal issues like visitation rights, custody, child support, and more. Courts presume that children benefit from having strong…

The signs are more subtle than you think. Before we begin we want to bring a few items to light.  The first is that this is an emotional and touchy subject.  Secondly, we are a law firm, not a therapist or couple counseling center.  This means that we are not trying to give relationship advice,…

Did you know divorce season is upon us? Every family law firm knows one thing about this time of year.  It is the time when most divorce filings happen.  Perhaps this is news to you, or you simply have never considered if divorces have a peak time of year.  Although some reasons for a spike…

Start the New Year Right With a Shared Custody Schedule Divorced parents often have trouble deciding on custody arrangements. In shared custody, both of you will have a say on how your children are cared for, raised, and educated. However, when it comes to the time spent with each parent, there are no hard and…

How Can Meditation Help You During a Divorce? Divorce can leave us feeling lost, abandoned, hopeless, or just plain angry. We don’t know where to start when it’s time to release tension, refocus our minds, and somehow find peace. How Can Meditation Help? You may wonder how can mediation help? It’s a fantastic way to…

When you pass on, your estate may have to go through a court process to appoint an individual (or multiple individuals) to gather, manage, and distribute your assets. This is what happens when you probate a will. Note that if you die without leaving anything of value or if all your items of value were…

How You Can Officially Adopt Your Stepchild As the step-parent of a child, you likely understand just how important your role in their lives is. From providing emotional and physical support to creating new experiences and building a new relationship, having a stepchild can be life-changing. If you want to join the thousands of other…

Need Help with Alimony? Get Help from a Spousal Support Lawyer Spousal support, or alimony, is payment to a spouse after a separation or divorce. This payment, based either on an agreement between the divorcing spouses or decided upon by the court, is to limit any unfair economic effects a divorce may have on a…

7 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Divorce is a daunting process that can seem overwhelming and lead people to feel confused and out of control. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Divorce, though not something anyone looks forward to, can be a lot like other major life events—if you approach it with a…

Understanding Postnuptial Agreements What is a Postnuptial Agreement? A postnuptial agreement is a written and notarized document signed by both spouses that details how assets are divided between them, and it’s written after the wedding or civil union. During its creation, everything has to be on the table—the debts, property, income, and assets of each…