The Basics on Stepparent Adoption

If you’ve married someone who has children from a previous relationship, you may decide to formally adopt them as your own. While many people in your life, including your spouse, the child, and others, may already see you as the child’s parent, in the eyes of the law, you are not. Because of this, adding […]

  • Posted on: Apr 27 2021
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Going to Court During the Pandemic

Even though the pandemic appears to be wrapping up, its effect on the world is still being strongly felt. One of those effects is on the court system. While some trials have continued to be done in person, many have moved online. Virtual court has become much more commonplace than it once was, and while […]

  • Posted on: Mar 29 2021
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How to Prepare for a Divorce

Getting ready for a divorce is never easy. Even if both you and your spouse agree that the marriage is over, there are still a lot of feelings to process and legal steps to take. That’s why being prepared for court can help make the process a little easier. It can reduce the time it […]

  • Posted on: Feb 26 2021
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How Separate Property Can Become Marital Property

Divorce can include many unpleasant surprises. When it comes to the division of property, one such surprise can come in the form of the judge declaring something you thought was your separate, individual property is to be considered a marital asset. This means it will have to be divided between you and your spouse. When […]

  • Posted on: Jan 25 2021
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How Does the Court Determine Alimony?

If you are getting divorced, your spouse may be granted alimony. This is a payment you will make each month for a set number of mouths to help support your ex-spouse until they are able to secure a job or find affordable housing. Today, alimony is not typically permanent. You will usually pay it out […]

  • Posted on: Dec 23 2020
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