When your parent or other loved one dies, you may be faced with the long process of settling their estate. This can involve selling assets to pay off debts and taking inventory of possessions. You'll need to involve the court, so you want to hire a probate attorney to guide you through the process. The laws for handling estates vary by state, so you'll want guidance from your attorney on how to proceed, but here is a general overview of what you can expect.
It can happen. One minute you're enjoying spending time in a new relationship, the next minute you wake up and find yourself wed to that person you just met a few weeks ago. If you have made an impulsive (and ill-advised) marriage decision, you may just assume that you can have the marriage annulled and be on your separate ways. There is more to an annulment, however, and impulsive decisions may not be enough grounds for a legal means of parting from your new relationship.
Stressful courtroom encounters do nothing to facilitate a workable child-custody agreement. Regardless of the differences you and your spouse share that are leading to your divorce, the creation of a good child-custody agreement will have lasting benefits. Read on for eight ways to make your child-custody situation better. 1. Begin your discussion on child-custody issues by addressing issues that both of you feel comfortable discussing and are more likely to agree upon, such as vacation plans or the choice of school the child will attend.
If you and your spouse are divorcing, you probably already realize that working out some issues in advance could help you to save time and money. Even potentially contentious issues like child visitation, custody and support should be discussed and worked out outside of court, if possible. While crafting your own custom-made divorce agreement is laudable, you should understand before you begin that certain issues must follow the law. The courts have stepped in and created mandates for determining how much child support should be paid.
Divorce is always complicated and emotionally draining, but that's especially true when children are involved. Both spouses usually want what's best for the child. However, they also may want to protect their rights as parents and maintain their relationship with the child. The legal process of maintaining one's rights can often be difficult on the entire family. For LGBT couples, the process can be even more complex, especially if one spouse is a non-biological or non-adoptive parent.