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Do I need a prenup?

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Prenups are often useful when people marry later in life, perhaps not for the first time, and are already carrying significant assets or liabilities. They may already have existing legal obligations from past relationships to consider. Prenups can deal with situations where there is a large difference in income gained or property held by either…
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A few things on divorce you should know

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Divorce usually leaves many families stressed and depressed. Many kids of divorced parents have a hard time coming to terms with the outcome of the divorce. Therefore, both parents and the kids must understand divorce in depth. Here are a few things on divorce you should know. Settle on a decision after thoroughly thinking it…
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Child custody hearing

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A child custody hearing is a critical legal hearing that should be maneuvered through with utmost care. As a parent, a custody hearing can affect you emotionally, but this shouldn’t affect your actions and decisions. Here are some of the dos that you should adhere to during the process: Do show a readiness to work…
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When to get a divorce attorney

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It is true divorce can be emotional, tedious, and completely draining. When you’ve decided it’s the path you want to take, taking the battle on your own could make you miss some details, or even prolong the process. Therefore, hiring the right lawyer can lighten up the load, making you get what you deserve. Before…
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Getting a paternity test

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When it comes to custody cases, you can ask for a paternity test if parentage hasn’t been established. This mostly occurs when you want to find out if the individual assumed to be the father of your child is their biological parent. Unfortunately, if there is already a court order that declares someone is the…
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Can I get a divorce without going to court?

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In some cases, you and your spouse can get a divorce without going to court through a process called divorce mediation. This process involves a neutral third party (mediator) who is often a divorce lawyer or a child custody expert. The divorce lawyer helps you and your partner settle any disputes such as asset division…
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When to get a restraining order

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Divorce and child custody cases can, unfortunately, become messy. If at any point in time you feel unsafe during the legal proceedings, you may want to speak to your lawyer about obtaining a protective or restraining order. You may be uncertain of what constitutes this kind of legal action. An order such as this should…
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Is mediation an option worth considering?

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Sometimes it seems that heading to court to settle a dispute is the only possible action to take. However, for many disputes, third-party neutral mediation can be a viable alternative to consider. This is true for each of the following situations… Where a will, trust, or power of attorney is the source of dispute A…
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Comparing a Will to a Trust

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One of the most misunderstood aspects of estate planning is the difference between wills and trusts. Although speaking to an estate planning attorney is the best way to comprehend the differences, there are a few simple facts that can help you clarify the issue. The key differences between wills and trusts Whereas a will goes…
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