How Spying On Your Ex Could Land You In Court

Would you use spy gadgets in order to get custody of your kids? On Thursday, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” explored the increasing use of surveillance equipment among exes in divorce and custody cases, from hiding a camera in a child’s teddy bear to installing tape recorders in the home of an ex. “The [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00May 7th, 2012|Being Sued, Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on How Spying On Your Ex Could Land You In Court

Louisiana Compiles Public Database Of Delinquent Parents

Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services rounded up parents who have skirted their financial duties and listed them on a website accompanied by how much money they owe. All parents listed have been ordered by court to make child support payments. The total is alarming – tipping the scales at $1.2 billion in payments [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00April 17th, 2012|Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Louisiana Compiles Public Database Of Delinquent Parents

How abused women can safely seek a divorce

  For women who try to make a financial break from an abusive spouse, the end of a marriage can be tricky and sometimes dangerous. One of the problems that an abused spouse seeking divorce faces is a lack of knowledge about the couple’s finances. Experts say that abusive spouses often use money to control [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00April 11th, 2012|Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on How abused women can safely seek a divorce

Husband’s choice: Facebook apology or jail

  A choice between a two-month jail term and posting a month’s worth of regrets on Facebook recently prompted an estranged husband to pick a punishment of apologies. A divorce court judge ordered the separated husband to jail or to recant social media comments that painted an “unfavorable” picture of his wife. The daily apologies, [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00April 5th, 2012|Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on Husband’s choice: Facebook apology or jail

Pet custody increases in divorce cases

  They always said California sets the trends….Divorces can be contentious at times. Decisions have to be made regarding child custody, alimony, and property division. But what happens to the pets? California divorces are changing in regard to how family pets are considered in divorce proceedings. In the past, California courts may have generally assigned [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00April 3rd, 2012|Child Custody, Divorce|Comments Off on Pet custody increases in divorce cases

What kinds of assets are divided in a divorce?

The parties in a divorce must divide all marital or community property owned by the parties. Marital property generally includes most of the property the couple acquired during the marriage. Examples may be the marital home, second home, furnishings and appliances, artwork, vehicles, financial assets, investments, retirement accounts and privately owned businesses. The value of [...]

By |2011-08-01T09:59:20+00:00August 1st, 2011|Divorce|Comments Off on What kinds of assets are divided in a divorce?

What is the legal divorce process like?

Some divorces are simple and can be handled with a minimum amount of court involvement. However, most divorces are more complex and can take many different courses. The following is a basic outline of the divorce process. One spouse contacts a lawyer, who prepares a complaint setting forth the reason for the divorce. The complaint [...]

By |2011-08-01T09:58:19+00:00August 1st, 2011|Divorce|Comments Off on What is the legal divorce process like?

How does a court decide which parent will get custody of a child?

When the parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement, the court will make the decision for them. When determining the child’s best interests, the court may consider the following factors: The length of time the child has lived in a stable environment. The permanence, as a family unit (such as the remarriage of parents) The [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:06+00:00August 1st, 2011|Child Custody|Comments Off on How does a court decide which parent will get custody of a child?

What are parents’ obligations to their children?

Every parent has the duty to provide his or her children with the basic necessities of life, including food, clothing and shelter. This duty usually terminates when the child is emancipated, when the child graduates from high school, when the child enters the military or when the child marries, but the support obligation can extend [...]

By |2011-08-01T09:56:42+00:00August 1st, 2011|Family Law|Comments Off on What are parents’ obligations to their children?

How is child support collected if the person responsible for paying it moves to another state?

Under the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act (RURESA), an order for support issued by the family court in one state will be enforced by the family court in another state to which the paying parent moves if certain conditions are met. Under RURESA, the custodial parent has two options for how to proceed [...]

By |2011-08-01T09:56:06+00:00August 1st, 2011|Child Support|Comments Off on How is child support collected if the person responsible for paying it moves to another state?