Ready For Divorce? 4 Steps You'll Need To Take Before You File


Divorce is never easy. However, if you don't plan properly, divorce can be more difficult than it needs to be. If you've decided to file for divorce, don't start the process until you're prepared for the entire process – including financially. Here are four steps you'll need to take to help you avoid problems. Start Building Your Own Credit If all your credit is tied up with your spouse, you'll want to start building your own credit history as soon as possible.

17 May 2017

Can You Contest A Will Based On Undue Influence?


There are several reasons that a will could be invalidated by the courts. One of the most commonly cited is undue influence. Proving that there is grounds for this argument can be challenging. If you are planning to contest a will based on undue influence, here is what you need to know.   When Does Undue Influence Occur?  If you are arguing undue influence, you are claiming that the deceased was somehow unfairly influenced by another person into making the estate planning decisions he or she made.

3 May 2017

3 Guidelines For Going Through The Probate Process


When your loved one dies, it is important that you understand the ins and outs of going through the probate process. The more that you know about the probate process, the easier it will be fore you to have their wealth allocated properly and to their wishes. In order to make sure that you are treated fairly during the probate process and under the guidance of the best attorneys around, read on and use the guidelines presented in this article.

18 April 2017

Paper Trail: Dealing With Divorce Paperwork


If you are dealing with a divorce, you may also find yourself dealing with a lot of requests for documentation from your divorce attorney. Knowing what is needed may help make for a less stressful time, and the quicker you are able to accommodate those document requests the faster the entire ordeal will be over with. Read on to learn about some commonly used and requested documents to be familiar with and have handy during this time.

4 April 2017

Potential Complications Of Equal Time-Sharing Form Of Child Custody


There is evidence that kids of divorced parents fare better if they spend time with both parents instead of living exclusively with one parent. This is one of the reasons more courts are pushing for equal timesharing during custody hearings. However, this arrangement does have challenges that you should be aware; here are three examples of equal timesharing: Conflict of Schedules In an equal timesharing arrangement, you need to fit your schedules around your kids' schedules, and not the other way round.

10 March 2017