How Divorce and Real Estate Distribution Affect Future Borrowing Power

Divorce and the distribution of your real estate may seriously affect your future borrowing power. How the court divides your assets may depend upon your state’s divorce laws. In community property states, the court divides marital property 50/50. The state exempts property owned before the marriage. However in non-community property states, the court divides assets … Read more

My Personal Journey of a Child Custody Battle

By Abby Normal This is the story of my personal journey of a child custody battle. Due to the emotional and mental abuse I suffered, the abuse and neglect of my precious children by their father, and my own lack of self-esteem, I felt so weak and beaten that I let the situation get worse … Read more

10 Tips to Finding a Reputable Family Law Attorney

Finding a reputable family law attorney takes work. Like doctors, attorneys specialize in particular areas. The specialty of family law encompasses multiple areas, for example divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, just to name a few. While cases can combine several areas, as in divorce and child custody, they may also be separate. To … Read more

Choosing the Right Divorce Lawyer

Choosing the right divorce lawyer can make all the difference in your divorce outcome. Divorcing parties often hurry to get it over with. As a result they fail to research their choice or check references. Before you hire anyone, take time to research and confirm their qualifications. You need an attorney with the ability to … Read more

Hiring a Divorce Lawyer vs. the DIY Divorce Kit

What’s the benefit of hiring a divorce lawyer vs. the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) divorce kit? DIY divorce kits are growing in popularity. Instead of hiring a divorce attorney, some couples choose DIY divorce to save money. In general, DIY divorce only works well if you have no minor children or property/assets, or an uncontested divorce. If … Read more

Do-It-Yourself Divorce Not for Everyone

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) divorce kits are not for everyone. The kits are growing in popularity, partly because they cost substantially less than hiring a divorce attorney. However, when you hire a divorce lawyer, you pay for their extensive legal knowledge and experience. Take time to weigh your personal circumstances before you decide upon DIY divorce as … Read more

Filing for Uncontested Divorce in New York

Money is one of the most common reasons a couple delays filing for an uncontested divorce in New York. Divorce is seldom simple. But New York offers a less costly alternative to hiring a divorce lawyer for an uncontested divorce. Filing for Divorce: The Alternative to Hiring a Lawyer Instead of hiring a divorce lawyer, … Read more

Negotiating Divorce and Asset Distribution

The Best Way to Negotiate Divorce and Asset Distribution The best way to negotiate divorce and asset distribution requires that a couple negotiate calmly. Divorce is often contentious. A case proceeds more smoothly when the couple avoids anger and accusations. One-sided, or contested divorces often result in the other party acting hateful, bitter, and spiteful. … Read more

How Important Is Hiring a Divorce Lawyer?

With the growing availability of do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce kits, some couples ask, “How important is hiring a divorce lawyer?” Even with a DIY kit, some divorces will cost more than a wedding. People considering divorce and trying to save money should know the benefits of a divorce lawyer compared to doing it themselves. The Benefits … Read more

10 Tips for Hiring a Qualified Real Estate Lawyer

Hiring a qualified real estate lawyer affords important benefits when involved in any type of real estate transaction. Whether buying a home, a plot of land, or a commercial property, or dealing with foreclosure or liens, real estate transactions involve contracts and myriad other legal documents. Your attorney should have experience in all aspects of … Read more