You and your spouse have been having marital problems for a while. You've tried to work through the issues. Unfortunately, the problems are still there. You don't want to file for divorce but you don't want to keep living in your current situation. Your friends have suggested a separation. Before you make your decision, here are four reasons why a legal separation may not be in your best interest. Divorce is Inevitable [Read More]
Getting A Divorce When Your Mate Is Nowhere To Be Found
So, you have been alone for some time now. You have gotten over the initial shock of your mate's leave-taking and are moving on with your life. The question is, how to become legally free so you don't have to worry about the problems that could come with acquiring assets or wanting to get remarried, etc? Consult a Family Attorney The first thing you will want to do is consult a local divorce or family law attorney, such as at Law Offices of Lynda Latta, LLC. [Read More]
Can Something Overheard During A Pocket Dial Be Used Against You In Court?
Do you own a cell phone? If you do, you've probably accidentally pocket dialed (sometimes known as a "butt dial") someone at least once. Unfortunately, whatever gets overheard when you do that can (and probably will) be used against you in court. It happens more often than people realize. The news is peppered with stories of criminals who get caught -- and convicted -- because they didn't think to lock their phones before they put them in their pockets. [Read More]
How To Prepare Your Young Child For A New Adopted Sibling
If you already have a child who is under the age of four at home, and you are in the process of trying to adopt another child, you are going to need to explain to your child that they will soon have a sibling. Don't get so caught up in the legal side of the adoption that you forget to explain what is happening to the child you already have. Here are a few strategies for explaining to your child that you are going to adopt their new sibling. [Read More]