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Prenups - Do you need one?

Your wedding is approaching! With all the excitement and chaos, the last thing on your mind, perhaps, is signing a prenuptial agreement. While it may be difficult to initially broach the subject with your soon-to-be spouse, a prenup is an important insurance policy for both partners that is best entered into when the level of respect and love for one another is highest. Most couples benefit from a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Individuals with high net worth, complex assets, disparity in income, or who are entering a marriage that will create a blended family should seriously consider a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

Divorce and visitation: grandparents' rights

The role of grandparents has evolved in recent years. More and more, grandparents are becoming increasingly active in raising their grandchildren. However, grandparents' desires and interests can clash with the child's parents' rights, especially if the child's parents decide to divorce.

Courts can consider criminal charges during child custody cases

The guiding factor of all court decisions made in child custody cases is what serves the best interest of the child. The goal is to place the child with the parent who is most able to contribute to the child's physical and emotional well-being.

Signs it's time to modify your custody order

After you have exerted the emotional energy required to secure a proper custody agreement, it may not seem appealing to do it again. Making changes to living arrangements or potentially altering parent-child relationships can be difficult, especially if it will upset your ex or your children. However, there are times when modifying your custody order is advisable or even necessary. The most important thing to remember is you need to do what is best for your children.

Avoiding custody disputes over summer break

With summer vacation days away and the divorce rate hovering somewhere between 40 to 50 percent, many parents may be wondering how they'll coordinate summer trips and daycare drop-off and pick-up with their exes. When relationships between parents are already on shaky ground, bringing up proposed changes to the custody arrangement can be stressful. Below are some tips divorced or separated parents can use to avoid custody disputes and have a great summer with their children.

How much money will I get (or lose) out of my divorce?

When people are going through divorce, one of the most common concerns they have is how much money they can expect to gain or lose once everything is said and done. As with everything relating to law, the answer to this question depends on a number of factors. While you won't know exactly where you will stand financially without the help of a lawyer, the following information may be help you get a clearer idea of your property and financial rights and obligations during divorce.


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