How To Respond After Receiving A Divorce Petition From Your Spouse


When a couple makes the decision to divorce, it is typically just one spouse who goes to a divorce lawyer to file the paperwork. One of the documents filed is called a divorce petition, and this is the document that basically starts the divorce process. If your spouse recently filed this, you should be receiving a copy of it soon, and here are several things to know about how you should respond to it.

11 December 2019

3 Things You Should Not Do When Getting Divorced


It can take lot of time, money, and energy to go through a divorce, and it can be even costlier and more problematic if you make mistakes during your divorce. To help your divorce run smoother and have better results for you, here are three things you should not do while getting divorced. Handle the divorce through a do-it-yourself option It can be so tempting to consider a do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce, especially if you compare the price differences with these and using a lawyer, but DIY divorces are almost never a good idea.

24 October 2019

How To Determine Where To Get Divorced If You & Your Spouse Live In Different States


When you and your spouse live in the same state, in order to get divorced, you just need to follow the rules of that state for getting a divorce. When you and your spouse live in two different states, you will need to take a few things into consideration before determining which state to file for divorce in. State Residency Requirements First, you need to figure out if either you or your spouse meets the residence requirements to file for divorce in the states that you both reside in.

1 July 2019

How to Divorce When You Live Abroad


Being married to someone who lives in another country will pose a fair number of challenges. Unfortunately, if you decide to part ways, the process of divorce will also have a few challenges you'll need to navigate. Regardless of whether or not the divorce is amicable, there could jurisdictional challenges that must be handled in such a divorce. When you're living abroad and your spouse lives in the United States, there are a few things you'll need to do in such a situation.

29 April 2019

Tips For Getting Your Fair Share Of The Household Items When Going Through A Divorce


If you're going through a divorce, it might be important to you to get your fair share of the household items. Some people worry about not getting what they are entitled to when they get a divorce, and this is something that happens to some people. However, you can help make sure that you get what is owed to you by following these steps. Hire an Attorney The first thing that pretty much anyone who is going through a divorce should do is hire a divorce attorney, even if things seem to be fairly amicable between you and the person who you are divorcing.

18 February 2019

How To Fight For Sole Custody


When it comes to custody of your children following a separation or divorce, sometimes you can't come to terms with the other parent to arrange the right custody for your children you have together. You want sole custody, which means you alone are responsible for the physical, and often legal, upbringing of your children, while the other parent is responsible for paying child support to help raise your children. Sole custody is not the usual custody arrangement courts decide on because in many cases, it's best for the children to be with both their mother and father as they are used to.

7 January 2019

It May Not Be Too Late: Understanding The Discovery Of Harm Exception


Personal injury law covers a wide variety of injuries and various forms of harm, but you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. When it comes to things like slip and falls, car accidents, defamation, and medical malpractice, you must abide by the statute of limitations. Not all injuries are readily apparent, however. Read on to learn more about a classification of injury that is the exception to the statute of limitations rule.

24 November 2018

Can You Get Custody Of The Pet In A Divorce?


When you and your spouse decide to divorce, you have to make many important decisions. One of the decisions may revolve around who will get the family pet. Pets, though seemingly a true member of the family, are considered property in some states, like Colorado, and are subject to equitable division just like a home or other assets. The decision about the pet, however, is more difficult than other assets. Pets have an emotional attachment.

2 October 2018

Debt Matters: Understanding The Two Types Of Bankruptcy Debt


When the time comes to declare bankruptcy, it helps to understand how your debt is treated. Most people understand the gravity of a chapter 7 bankruptcy filing and want to get the most they can from it. The debt you hold and that goes onto your bankruptcy paperwork can be divided into two separate types, and it's important that filers know the differences before they file. Read on to learn more.

20 August 2018

Budget-Worthy Tips For Your Divorce


You may think that there's no way to have a less expensive divorce, but you might be surprised at what you can do to save money. Make no mistake about it, legal matters can be pricey. Attorneys, however, come in at all price points and the way you approach the matter has everything to do with what your final legal bill will be. Read on for easy-to-accomplish acts that might leave you in a better financial position post-divorce than you thought possible.

30 May 2018