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A Closer Look at the Differences Between Sole Custody and Legal Guardianship

There were 689,308 divorces in the U.S. in 2021. While some divorces don’t involve children, many do. When kids are a part of a divorce, the couples must make custodial arrangements. However, there are different types of custodial arrangements. Two are most common: sole custody vs. legal guardianship. Do you know the differences between these? 

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3 Tips for Choosing a Child Custody Lawyer

The divorce rate in the US sat at 6.9 divorces per 1,000 women in 2021. No matter how things are handled, divorces are never easy. There can be a lot of tension and various disagreements. Things become more complicated if there are children involved. If you and your partner are separating, you might not be

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How Can an Estate Planning Lawyer Help You?

Have you heard that there are around 210,000 estate planning lawyers throughout the United States? Estate planning is something that often gets overlooked until it’s too late. It involves making arrangements for the distribution of your assets and belongings after your passing. This is a crucial step to make sure that your loved ones are


5 Things You Should Know Before Signing Your Divorce Agreement

For every 1000 people in the US, approximately two are divorced or in the process of getting a divorce. Are you one of them? If so, you may be preparing to sign a legally-binding divorce agreement. As common as divorce is, it may surprise you that the process of getting a divorce can be complicated


5 Signs That It May Be Time to Call a Family Lawyer

There are now over 60,300 family law and divorce firms employing over 71,700 professionals in the US. Though help is only a call away, many people don’t recognize when they should call a family lawyer. Do you? Here are five telltale signs you should call a lawyer. After reviewing this guide, you can make a


What Is Considered a High-Asset Divorce?

Splitting up from your spouse is always going to be an emotionally and financially complicated situation. While most couples will share assets, referred to as marital assets, what exactly is a high-asset divorce? After all, divorces are pretty commonplace in the USA. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of


How to Make the Transition to Third Party Custody

Sometimes, grandparents and other relatives have to take custody of a child in the family. This happens for so many reasons, and is more often than not, in the best interests of the child. Third party custody agreements are covered by the law and will help you step in and take action. Understanding this area of


Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Sharing Custody With Your Ex

Did you know that more than 45% of children in the United States will see their parents get divorced?  Divorce is always a challenging process to go through for all parties involved. The experience of divorce can be even more devastating to children. Often, when children learn of their parents getting a divorce, they blame it


Understanding Third-Party Custody: 4 Things to Keep In Mind

If you’re seeking custody of a child that isn’t yours, you need to know how to approach it.  Whether the child’s parents are deceased or unfit for custody, third-party custody is a way to take them out of a compromising position. When it comes to custody rights, however, it’s rare for a third party ever


What Do Judges Look For in Child Custody Cases?

In many child custody cases, both parents believe that the mother should have custody of the kids. However, parents don’t always agree and a judge must sometimes step in and decide on custody. The question is, what do judges look for in child custody cases? Read on to learn more about child custody cases. What Is Child


7 Questions to Ask Your Potential Family Lawyer

Did you know that less than half of all Americans have a will? Most of the people who do are older than 65. However, if you have children or want to ensure your affairs are in order, proper estate planning is responsible. Sorting out your will is only one of many reasons you may need