There is a difference between a parent who doesn't pay their child support obligations and a parent who has yet to be ordered to pay for child support. In cases where a paying parent is issued a retroactive child support order, they are required to pay support for a specific period of time before child support is officially granted.
Divorce can be a slow moving process, and sometimes, couples have to spend years resolving their divorce disputes. Legal separation is usually the first step that spouses take when they decide to get a divorce. This crucial step is often overlooked by most people, but it might end up being the most important day of your divorce case. In this blog, we explain ways you can handle your divorce that will help you not feel too overwhelmed.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and for those who have recently divorced, this day can bring back meaningful and romantic memories of their ex. Although Valentine's Day can be a painful reminder of why your marriage came to an end, it can also be a good time to reevaluate what you want out of your life now that you are divorced. In this blog, we explain what you can do to get through Valentine's Day after your divorce.
Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Enforcement
If your ex is not upholding his or her end of the court order in your divorce, it can be detrimental in more ways than one. Court orders for spousal support, child support, and child custody are often the first to be dismissed after a change of circumstances in an ex's life. This is also the unfortunate result if an ex-spouse is angry, jealous, or otherwise acting out of emotion. Depending on the cause of the disruption, you can pursue avenues to get things back on track or choose to hold them in contempt of court.
Question: Do I really need an estate plan?
If you are involved in a legal dispute with your spouse or other members of your family, you will need to find a skilled attorney who can guide you through the legal process and explain your rights under the law. However, finding the right attorney for your case can be confusing, especially if this is your first time dealing with a legal matter. In this blog, we tell you what to look for in a family law attorney.
If you are getting divorced, there are documents that you will want to keep in a safe and secure location. The last thing you want is for your ex to take off with important documents once you serve them with divorce papers. Below, we give you a list of documents that you should find and make copies of before you serve your spouse.
There are numerous issue that must be resolved when a couple decides to get divorced. Figuring out child custodyarrangements and spousal support can take months, and even years in some cases. When it comes to dividing your marital home, there are issues that need to be decided quickly before the divorce can be finalized. In this blog, we explain what a temporary order is and how it can be used to resolve disputes between you and your spouse.
One of the hardest parts of going through a divorce is determining how to tell your children that you and your spouse will no longer be together. Children develop at different rates, so tailoring this discussion to a child's maturity level is very important. For younger children, the news of their parents getting divorced can be shocking, while older kids might internalize their emotions and choose to distance themselves from the family. In this blog, we explain how to approach discussing your divorcewith your children.
One of the most time-consuming parts of many divorces is property division. If a couple didn't sign a prenuptial agreement before marrying, they would have to go through all of their shared property and determine which is separate and which is community property.