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Getting a Prenuptial Agreement as an Older Couple

While many couples don't even think about signing a prenuptial agreement, this type of document is recommended for couples that marry during their later years. When you decide to get married after ...
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Paternity Actions to Establish Father Relationships

There are times when establishing paternity is a struggle. In these cases, either parent can petition the court to have a DNA test conducted in order to confirm or deny paternity. This is done by ...
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Child Custody: Mothers and Fathers Have Equal Rights

Does it seem that most courts are apt to give child custody to mothers over fathers? While this has been true in the past, the paradigm is slowly shifting due to fathers' rights. Over the past few ...
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Laws Regarding Visitation

Did you know that as a grandparent, you can ask for visitation rights? Depending on what state you reside in and your relationship with the child, it is possible to petition the court to demand ...
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Contemplating Divorce: A List May Help

Are you contemplating divorce ? If you are like most people in this situation, you may still be uncertain as to whether you actually do want to separate from your partner or not. It is not uncommon to ...
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What is Parental Alienation?

Are you in the process of divorce ? Have you been fighting recently with your spouse? If so, you need to be careful to avoid something called parental alienation. Sure, every divorce is bound to bring ...
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Divorce Can be Easy or Complicated

The process of absolute divorce is actually quite simple. You and/or your spouse can file a petition of divorce with the clerk of your local court. After waiting the amount of time specified by your ...
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Getting Paternity Testing

A paternity test can be ordered by either party in a relationship, but it is often used by women to obtain child support while raising their children. In every state, welfare offices can also petition ...
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Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer Outweigh the Costs

Are you considering divorce but don't want to spend money on legal counsel? While you could attempt to navigate the tricky legal waters of divorce, you may wind up with a divorce settlement that ...
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Resolving Conflicts with Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a way of resolving legal disputes outside of the court system. Many courts often require some form of alternative dispute resolution before cases can be heard, ...
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The Importance of Fathers' Rights

While there are some men who get women pregnant, only to disappear forever, there are those who want to be an active part in their children's lives. However, it is not always easy to obtain the ...
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Eligibility for Annulment

If you have been married a short amount of time and find that your marriage is not working, you may be considering an annulment opposed to a divorce. Before you make a final decision, you should ...
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Tips for Divorcing Dads

Are you a father that is currently in the middle of a divorce in North Carolina? If so, there are two important things to do during this difficult time. First things first, hire a Raleigh family law ...
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North Carolina Grounds for Divorce

Depending on what state you call home, you may have to prove certain circumstances in order to successfully obtain a divorce. In the state of North Carolina, for example, there are different grounds ...
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Post-Divorce Mediation Becoming More Popular

As more and more couples are relying on mediation to through their divorces, some are also using post-divorce mediation to make the transition easier. Rather than relying on each other to speak to one ...
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Separation Agreement as Alternative to Divorce

Are you contemplating divorce, but aren't sure that you actually want to file just yet? If so, you may want to consider signing a separation agreement first. This is a legally binding document ...
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Not Paying Child Support Can Lead to Legal Penalties

Even if you do not always have the money to make your child support payments, you are required by law to do so. Parents who are negligent when paying support risk not only harming their children, but ...
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Domestic Violence Statistics

Although more women are reporting domestic violence than ever before, three women are killed in this country every day at the hands of a loved one. According to a well publicized survey, 1,247 women ...
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Uncontested Divorce Can Save You Time and Money

Although there are always hurt feelings in a divorce, it is better to ask for an uncontested divorce, when possible, if you are looking to terminate your marriage quickly. Rather than arguing over the ...
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What is Palimony?

When a husband and wife divorce, one party may ask the other for alimony or spousal support for a certain period of time. In some states, couples that have lived together but were not married can also ...
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Taking Legal Action for Alienation of Affection

It is difficult enough when you learn that your spouse has cheated on you and divorce seems inevitable. In some states, however, the injured party can seek legal action against the cheating spouse, ...
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Avoid Conflict with Divorce Mediation

You may have heard that divorce is a difficult process that leads to even more anger and heartbreak. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Instead of fighting with your spouse through lawyers, ...
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Creating a Separation Agreement

Are you considering getting a separation ? If so, you may need to get a separation agreement drafted up by a legal professional. Although a separation agreement does not mean you will definitely get a ...
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Going Through a Collaborative Divorce

Although divorce is never easy, it doesn't have to be as difficult as the media makes it out to be. Rather than go through a litigated divorce, you can make your life a little easier by ...
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Understanding Domestic Violence

It is a sad but true fact that domestic violence affects so many in America. Abusers come in all shapes, colors and genders. The primary purpose of domestic violence is not necessarily to inflict ...
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