• Things That Are Taken Into Consideration When Determining If A Person Will Be Awarded Alimony

    Many divorces can be very complicated. In addition to the division of assets/debts, determining a child custody plan, and figuring out the right child support payments, some couples also need to think about alimony. Alimony, also often referred to as spousal support, is a fixed amount of money that one spouse is legally responsible to pay to the other spouse each month, after the divorce is finalized. Unlike child support, there is no precise formula for determining the amount of alimony to be paid.
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  • Over The Hump: Events To Expect After Your Bankruptcy Creditor's Meeting

    For many chapter 7 bankruptcy filers, the creditor's meeting serves as the big milestone in the case. Once you have met the judge or bankruptcy trustee, the case is just about over and the nervousness of the meeting has passed. In most cases, you are now on a clear trajectory to the finish, but you should also understand that there are few minor issues that might need your attention. Read on to learn more.
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  • Attorney-Client Privilege: Frequently Asked Questions

    When you are arrested for any reason, one of the first phone calls you should make is to your attorney. Your attorney can help guide you through the process of being arrested and ensure you do not say or do anything that can jeopardize your case. Chances are, you've heard the term attorney-client privilege, but you might not be sure exactly what this means. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions you might have about attorney client privilege.
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  • Divorcing Someone Who Is In The Military | FAQs

    For the most part, active duty members who get a divorce do not have any more hurdles to go through than any other couple. However, there are a few special rules that can apply that can make the process of divorcing an active service member a little more complicated. If you are the petitioner of the divorce, there are going to be a few questions that come about. Take a look at some of what you will want to know when you are filing to divorce someone in the military or armed forces.
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  • Here The Factors Courts Consider When Imputing Income During A Divorce

    Divorce courts don't always rely on actual income when coming up with spousal or child support figures. If the court suspects that a spouse is underemployed or earning less than what they should be earning, and they don't have a good reason for the disparity, then it may impute the spouse's income. An imputed income is one that the court thinks the spouse should be getting as opposed to the reported income.
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  • Give Your Marital Finances A Second Chance

    If you found yourself just too busy before your marriage to see an attorney for a prenuptial agreement, you may get another opportunity to do something very similar. Post-marital agreements are a fairly new way to address financial issues even if you've already said your vows. Read on to learn more. What is the purpose of a post-marital agreement? If you and your spouse already have a prenuptial agreement in place you may still benefit from taking another look at solidifying your financial plans and goals.
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  • Having Your Child Support Payments Changed? Know These 3 Things

    If you currently pay child support or receive it, know that you are not stuck with those identical payments forever. It is possible to modify the child support amount by requesting a hearing with a family court judge. They'll listen to what you request, either more or less child support, and make a decision on granting the request. Here is what you need to know when you have an upcoming hearing.
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  • How To Minimize The Costs Of A Divorce

    Divorcing costs money, yes, but you shouldn't have to use all your savings on it. Here are a few measures to help you minimize the cost of your divorce: Know the Assets at Your Disposal You can't manage your finances if you don't know what you own. Therefore, the first thing is to track all the assets you own, plus their legal documents. For example, you should know how much money there is in the bank accounts, how many paintings you have if you are collectors, how many cars you own and how many homes you have.
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  • 3 Scenarios Where a Misdemeanor Defense Attorney Is Necessary

    Misdemeanors often carry less harsh sentences with them than do felonies. However, there is quite a bit of flexibility in the sentencing for various misdemeanor crimes. Still, you would want to avoid jail time whenever possible, and that is quite a common punishment, even for minor crimes. A misdemeanor defense attorney can help. You will need one if your case is similar to any of the following. You Committed a Misdemeanor Within the Boundaries of Washington, D.
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  • The Uncontested Divorce: Is It Right For Your Situation?

    When a marriage has become so difficult that both parties want it to be over, the subject of an uncontested divorce often arises. In theory, an uncontested divorce sounds simple — two people who simply want to satisfy the legal requirements to dissolve the marriage and become single again decide to work together to save time and speed up the process. Since many of the forms required for an uncontested divorce can be accessed through the state court system, it should be an easy, seamless process, right?
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