A grandparent often has a special place in a child's life. They might be the one who gives the child advice, takes care of them when their parents are away, or spoils them just a little bit. However, sometimes a parent's death or the parents' divorce can make it hard for grandparents to secure the valuable time they want with their grandchildren.
When a child is born to a married couple, the law assumes the husband is the child's father. However, parentage is not always so cut and dried. This is why establishing paternity is one of the most active areas in family law.
When someone finds themselves facing a family dispute, the idea of airing out their problems in a courtroom is often an uncomfortable prospect. But these days, more and more people don't have to.
Sharing custody of a child can be a major adjustment for parents and kids alike. And like any adjustment, it can be difficult to know what to expect from the experience until you're actually in the midst of it. However, you can proactively address likely obstacles in your parenting plan to mitigate problems down the road.
During a divorce, besides children, the parties' assets are typically the basis for the most heated disputes. For instance, parties often argue over their respective interests in the marital home, retirement benefits, or business profits.
Ending a marriage can be an emotional and complicated process. That said, many people are willing to do whatever they can to avoid unnecessary conflict and contention.
When people think about witnesses in court, they often imagine criminal cases or personal injury claims. However, witnesses can also play a role in family law cases, including divorce.
People end their marriages for myriad reasons--and often not just for one reason. That said, there are some more common reasons why people divorce. We explore some of these reasons below and offer tips on navigating the legal process when these common reasons play a role in your divorce.
Legal issues that involve children have the potential to be contentious and highly emotional, particularly when it comes to determining child custody. Additionally, it can be easy to get confused about the legal process, which can lead to unnecessary arguments and uninformed decisions.