Three Things You Should Know About The Calculation Of Child Support


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

How To Handle Marital Home Division In Your Cohabitation Agreement


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

3 Factors That Can Decide How Much Alimony Is Paid


If you are seeking alimony or will be responsible for paying it, knowing how courts determine the amount owed is important. By knowing ahead of time, you can start to make financial plans for the future. Although the rules can vary by court and state, there are some key factors the judge looks at when determining what is owed.  Who Is At Fault for the Divorce? One of the factors that a judge might consider is who was to blame for the end of the relationship.

18 August 2015

In An Abusive Marriage? Learn The Cycle Of Abuse So You Can Break Free


Are you afraid most of the time? Have you been cut off from family and friends? Has your spouse ever left you with physical injuries that required medical care? If you can answer yes to any of those questions, you need to seek help as soon as possible. If you feel like you're living in a continuous cycle of abuse, you might not be wrong. In fact, abusers often follow a pattern.

6 August 2015

An Aging Adult's Guide To Helping Descendants Avoid A Lengthy Probate Process


You may think that you have all of your ducks in a row so you can leave your loved ones with only peaceful memories, but if you make all arrangements now and live another 15 - 20 years, for example, there are a lot of things that could change. When a will is old or there have been a lot of changes between the time it was made and your passing, your children will have to seek the aid of a probate administration before they can collect anything that you have left behind.

9 July 2015

What You Can Do To Help Your Criminal Defense Attorney Fight Your Case


If you are in the midst of a criminal defense case, you might be relying heavily on your lawyer's expertise and advice. There are actions that you should also take to help your case (or at least not jeopardize it). Here are four things that you can do to help your lawyer fight your criminal defense case. 1. Be Professional With Your Lawyer Just because your criminal defense attorney is on your side doesn't mean that you don't need to be professional.

24 June 2015

How Could Colorado's New DUI Law Affect You?


If you live in Colorado and have a DUI arrest or two under your belt, you may already be aware that the state's laws are some of the loosest in the nation when it comes to repeat DUI offenders. In fact, Colorado is one of the only states in which even an infinite number of DUI convictions won't cause you to permanently lose your driving privileges or spend a day in prison.

10 June 2015

5 Grounds For An At-Fault Divorce


When it comes to ending a marriage, there are many ways this may be done. The type of divorce that you choose will be based on the state of your relationship as it is ending. There are many couples who may choose the at-fault divorce because the divorce is due to one of the spouses in the marriage. Knowing what the grounds for choosing are for choosing an at-fault divorce may be helpful for you when faced with this situation.

14 May 2015

Four Things That Your Child May Need To Prove To Be Emancipated


Is your child toying with the idea of emancipation? Has he or she been preparing for an emancipation application? You may be wondering why the court may allow your "child" to start being an "adult." Well, according to the laws and regulations governing emancipation, there are several things that your son or daughter will have to prove before he or she is emancipated. Is Financially Independent If the child is going to act as like adult and make adult decisions, then it only makes sense that he or she should be able to live on his or her money.

23 April 2015

2 Mistakes To Avoid When Fighting For Custody


If you are going through a divorce you are probably worried about the custody of your children. The estate is just "stuff" that can be divided up pretty easily, but the children have feelings, attachments and their future to worry about. This is why the decision of where the children are placed is so important and shouldn't be taken lightly. If you are fighting for the custody of your children it is important that you avoid making some mistakes that could make you a less favorable candidate.

17 April 2015