Steps To Take To Get A Legal Separation

A legal separation and a divorce are very different. When a divorce is finalized, a couple is no longer married. During a legal separation, a couple is still married, but a legal separation agreement outlines the rights and duties of each spouse while living apart. If you and your spouse have deciding that legally separating is the right decision for your situation, take the following steps: Petition the Court As long as you and your spouse meet the residency requirements for your state, you will be able to petition the court for a legal separation. Read More 

Parent In Absentia: What This Means For Child Support

The legal phrase, in absentia, is Latin for "not present, away." Therefore, when a parent is "in absentia," it is very hard to get child support. In some states, it is even hard to get a divorce if the other partner cannot be served with a notice of the divorce hearing. So, what happens when you need child support and the parent is in absentia? It looks something like this. Ruling Made for Child Support Read More 

Is It True You Can Validate A Will While You’re Still Alive?

Traditionally, wills aren't validated until after their creators have already passed away. However, it is possible to validate a will while a person is still alive. Here's more information about the process and why you may want to go through the trouble of getting a court to recognize the validity of your will before you die. Avoid Legal Challenges The top reason why you'd want to have your will validated while you're still alive is to prevent people from challenging it after you're gone. Read More 

Automatic Peace Of Mind

If you owe more money than you can afford to pay, you are probably getting frequent phone calls and letters from bill collectors. If that were not enough, your failure to pay rent or your mortgage payments could mean threats of losing your home. There are few more effective means of eliminating these threats than the automatic stay. This legal stop is only available with the filing of chapter 7 bankruptcy, so read on to learn more about this powerful form of financial relief: Read More 

A Case Of Race: Why Racial Overtones In A Case Require A Civil Rights Attorney

There is a constant tension between Caucasians and African Americans, so much so in fact that any case that has one white and one black person involved is suddenly seen as an issue of race versus race. It is highly unlikely that every case that involves two or more races is a "race case," but it still helps to employ a civil rights attorney. Here are some valid reasons why: Read More