If your spouse already had a child when you got married, then you were likely happy to embrace your spouse's child into your life. Being a step parent can be a very rewarding experience. You have likely grown closer and closer to your step child since they entered your life, and you may now want to become their legal parent. However, you may have some misconceptions about step parent adoption law that are getting in the way of you finally performing the steps you need to take to become your step child's legal parent.
16 May 2017
Nobody wants to go through a divorce, no matter what their parental or employment status happens to be. But for a parent who has stayed out of the workforce to raise children, the prospect of divorce can be especially terrifying. Unlike your working spouse, you don't have an immediate way to support yourself. You may also have a more limited support network than a spouse that spends most of their days with other adults.
11 May 2017
Finding out your spouse is impotent is one of the worse things for a new wife. If you wanted to have an intimate relationship, then this is a deal breaker. It also makes you wonder what else he is lying about and it may make you want to end the marriage. Couples are usually granted an annulment when some type of bigamy or fraud is involved. The amount of time you have to get one depends on your state.
4 May 2017
When you head into divorce court, a child custody lawyer will be assigned to you and you will be required to pay his/her hourly fees. If you want to pursue full legal custody on the grounds of abuse, most child custody lawyers want proof. They cannot make a recommendation based solely on your word because, for all they know, you are making up stories about your ex being abusive. If you really want to protect your kids from an abusive parent, here is what the child custody lawyer and the court wants to see.
26 April 2017
When you got married, you thought it would be for life. Unfortunately, retirement came and you realized you both want different things. It's not uncommon. Many people don't realize that they're no longer compatible with their mates until after retirement age – when they must now spend the bulk of their days with them. If you're over 60 years old, and facing the prospect of divorce, here are three steps that will help you through the process.
11 April 2017
Divorce is rarely pleasant for anyone, including both parties and especially any minor children involved. Unfortunately, a persistent belief in divorce misconceptions can make the process worse for all involved. That is is why it is important to understand the truth from a legal perspective and dispel misconceptions. The issues concerning custody and child support are particularly emotional, and there are a few especially pervasive myths concerning them. Below are three common, but false, beliefs concerning custody and child support.
20 March 2017
Getting divorced when you have children can be extremely complicated. There are several factors to consider through mediation besides custody. One of the things that you should focus on is annual memberships and subscriptions that your family may have been a part of. By listing all of them and breaking them down, you can work with a family divorce attorney to sort through everything and help maintain a proper balance for your children and their family life.
3 March 2017
You may have messed up, or maybe you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. It can be scary to have to go before a judge. At that time in your life it is going to be absolutely critical that you have legal representation that is both competent and effective. You do not want to put your own future in the hands of somebody that is not experienced. Hopefully you have done your research and found a great criminal defense attorney.
3 March 2017
Going through a divorce is usually never an easy event in life, and this is primarily because there are often a lot of different things that must be done before the divorce can be finalized. If you are in a hurry to get your divorce through, you might be able to speed it up by taking care of the things you need to do as soon as you can. Here are three things you can do that may help you get a final date for your divorce faster.
27 September 2016
Divorce can be a difficult and stressful time in your life. By taking the right steps, you can protect yourself during a divorce situation. Here are three tips to help you survive an upcoming divorce. Be First to File for Divorce If you know a divorce is coming up in your future, it can be beneficial if you are the one to file for the divorce. Filing first gives you the chance to take the time to find an attorney, like Andrew H P Norton, who is best for you.
31 August 2015