Defining Domestic Violence: Are You Living In An Abusive Home?

The idea that we may be living in an abusive home can be a tough reality to face. When we love the people who don’t treat us as well as they should, it can be easy to make excuses for them, or even blame ourselves for their behavior. In fact, … [Continue reading]

How Do I Provide for a Special Needs Child in My Will?

For anyone who has a child or dependent with special needs, leaving that child unprotected and unprovided for is a nightmare that can result in many sleepless nights for parents. As parents, the ideal scenario is that we teach our children to be … [Continue reading]

Can I Start Dating During a Divorce?

Even though you and your spouse have decided to call it quits, dating during a divorce can be very tricky and should be approached with caution because it can come with serious legal consequences. First of all, be especially careful if there are … [Continue reading]

What’s the Difference Between Separation and Divorce?

The main difference between separation and divorce is that, when you’re separated, you are still legally married to your spouse. While separations often lead to divorce, divorce is not inevitable once a couple decides to separate. Some couples take … [Continue reading]

What if Your Ex Refuses to Help Pay for College?

Ideally, if your ex refuses to help pay for college you two can work out a solution without resorting to court. If that fails, here’s what you need to know about taking your ex to court if they insist on refusing to help: Don’t Wait Everything … [Continue reading]

My Ex Violated Their Restraining Order – What Are My Options?

While a restraining order (or Order of Protection) can offer some protection from those who have been physically and/or emotionally abusive, it’s not fool proof. Those who are restricted by a restraining order often violate the order, and there are … [Continue reading]

What Not to Do on Social Media During Divorce

Most family law attorneys recommend avoiding social media during divorce altogether because anything you say online can and will be used against you in divorce court – even if it seems harmless at the time you posted it. That said, if you do … [Continue reading]

What is a Divorce Mediator?

While we’ve all heard horror stories of couples fighting over every single little item in their house when going through a divorce, and while that does happen, it’s not always the case. Many couples mutually agree to end their marriage, in which case … [Continue reading]

How to Handle Bad Neighbors

There are a variety of ways people can be bad neighbors, so let’s look at some of the most common types of bad neighbors before we start talking about what to do about them. Noisy neighbors: these are the ones who make a lot of noise that might … [Continue reading]

When Your Spouse Refuses to Participate in the Divorce Process

The best-case scenario for a divorce is an uncontested divorce, in which both parties agree to the dissolution of the marriage and cooperate in the dividing of marital property and determining things like alimony and custody (if necessary). But … [Continue reading]