Most people think of contacting a lawyer as being something like death and taxes: They are usually unavoidable, but no one looks forward to it. Even with all the negative jokes about attorneys, anyone who has ever been through a complicated divorce can tell you that an experienced attorney is an invaluable asset.
While divorce is always complicated and challenging, the situation is made much worse when one or both spouses are in the military. There are numerous added complications in divorce for military members that civilians never have to face.
As Americans, the vast majority of us almost never think about taxes. Once a year we have to do our returns, but other than that, most of us don’t stay up at night thinking about the United States tax code.
It is nothing short of tragic when one of the spouses in a marriage has to suffer the pain and anguish of abuse. It is especially tragic when children are involved.
Child support can be complicated even in the most simple of cases. Whenever there is anything to complicate matters – and there usually is – determining child support in a divorce or separation becomes even more challenging.
Most families get into some kind of natural weekly rhythm, where everyone knows what’s going on generally every day of the week. However, no matter how solid a family’s weekly schedule might be, school holidays can cause significant scheduling problems, especially if both parents are earning an income in the workplace outside of the home.
Alpharetta's residents fill a wide range of occupations, with a corresponding vast spectrum of income levels. A recent analysis of Census data showed which of the highest paying occupations across the nation are the most likely to go through a divorce.
Over the past 20 years, there have been remarkable advancements in assistive reproductive technology. Artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization have given the ability to have children to many couples who were otherwise infertile.
Prenuptial agreements are some of the most important contracts in family law. They no longer represent an "anti-love" contract that immediately dooms a marriage before it starts. Instead, prenuptial agreements are now seen as prudent legal documents that protect each spouse from the pitfalls of the standard divorce process. Having a prenup allows you to address specific concerns that are unique to your relationship and personal life. Without a prenup in place, you could stand to lose more in a divorce.
Many people facing divorce are tempted to handle their divorces on their own. With all of the knowledge and resources available online today, people may wonder if it is worth it to hire a lawyer to represent them in their divorce cases. Especially for people who love to save money and handle things on their own, representing themselves can be a tempting option.