It goes without saying that you'll be arrested and charged when you commit a crime. There are times, however, when you'll also face prosecution even if you're not directly involved in the criminal act. Here are two times when this can happen to help you understand the relevant laws so you can plant your defense strategy. 1. Aiders, Abettors, and Conspirators A common way people get caught in prosecutors' crosshairs is when they assist the perpetrators who actually do the criminal acts.
8 April 2018
Divorce is a complicated affair – one that can affect various forms of your life beyond the common ones such as child custody, support, and alimony. For example, you should take steps to ensure that you will still have your existing insurance coverage beyond the divorce settlement date. Here are three forms of insurance coverage, and what you should do about them if divorcing: Life Insurance There are two directions your life insurance policy can take if you are divorcing.
10 January 2018
If a divorce is in your near future, you should begin very early on to realize that everything you do from now until the divorce is final could come back to haunt you. One of your smartest moves to make in order to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible is to retain the services of a family divorce attorney as soon as possible. Additionally, you should be aware of some particularly bone-headed financial moves that could end up causing you no end of problems if you are not careful.
4 October 2017
If you and your ex-spouse are getting ready to sit down and negotiate a custody schedule for your teenagers, then there are some special things you need to take into consideration. While younger children have simple lives and are very flexible with their schedules, the same is not true for older teens. Teenagers have social lives, after school activities, and jobs you need to think about. To this end, here are some tips for negotiating a custody schedule you, your ex-spouse, and your teenagers will agree to:
19 July 2017
If your spouse is filing for divorce due to your adultery, it's important to understand how your decisions can affect the divorce proceedings. Fortunately, adultery doesn't instantly mean that you lose everything. The following answers can help equip you with the knowledge you need as your case moves forward. Will your spouse be awarded more of the property or higher alimony if adultery is involved? Not necessarily. Generally, property is split equally between the divorcing parties regardless of the reason for the divorce.
16 August 2016
The upheaval of divorce can make it a challenge to focus on your finances, but you should know that the financial decisions you make now could continue to impact you for a very long time. Read on for more information on turning these divorce-related financial mistakes into positive moves that will help create a more financially-secure future for you and your children. Failing to look at the big picture. Don't allow the stress and emotional aspects of divorce to keep you from taking a hard, realistic look at your financial picture.
10 May 2016
Even though your divorce may be taking quite some time to finalize, you may need to file your income taxes before it officially happens. Your relationship may be faltering, but you are still obligated to file your tax returns with a married filing status. Thankfully, you can file your taxes as a married couple, but still file separately. Your filing status will be determined by your legal marriage status at the end of the tax year.
16 February 2016
Getting married involves a lot of planning and change, but between the wedding plans and combining of two lives into one, there is one big component that may get left out: the combination of two financial lives. Once the vows are said and you and your partner are off to start your new life together, you may come to the realization that combining your finances is a little harder than you expected.
5 January 2016
The calculation of child support is always a mystery to many people. If you are going through a divorce, it's good to have a basic understanding of the process to prepare you for the payments. Here are three things you should know about how courts calculate child support: Income Includes Nonmonetary Receipts Your total income is one of the factors that determine how much child support you receive. What you may not know is that it isn't just monetary income that matters.
17 November 2015
If you are planning to buy a house and cohabit in with your partner, then you should be very careful about how you treat it in your cohabitation agreement. There are different laws for divorcing spouses and those who are separating after cohabiting for some time. In most cases, the court will rely on your written agreement. Some of the things to address in this agreement, as far as the house is concerned, include:
15 September 2015