What If Someone Lies To Get A Restraining Order

Restraining orders protect people against abusers. Unfortunately, some people manipulate the system and file them as a form of revenge against an innocent person. If someone has wrongfully filed a restraining order against you, it can tarnish your reputation. Continue reading to find out what to do if someone has falsely filed a restraining order […]

Divorce: How To Get Started

If you and your spouse are experiencing problems and you’ve tried marriage counseling to no avail, then maybe it’s time to file for divorce. Knowing the steps to take up-front will make the process peaceful and fairer for both parties. Continue reading to learn how to initiate a divorce.  Hire a Divorce Attorney To receive […]

Who Pays Divorce Attorney Fees?

Contested divorces are expensive, and the longer you and your spouse deliberate, the more money it costs. With spouses arguing over everything from alimony and child support to who gets custody of the family pet, this process can be drawn out. Many spouses act friendly toward each other once they calculate the amount of money […]

Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself in a Divorce

It may be tempting to represent yourself in a divorce. Perhaps you’ve done the research and think you know everything about the process. Maybe you and your spouse are on amicable terms, and you don’t want an attorney to intervene. Whatever your rationale, you shouldn’t represent yourself because it can be more expensive than hiring […]

What a Restraining Order Really Means

Restraining orders, also known as protective orders, are court-mandated orders issued by judges to prevent a person from doing certain activities. Most commonly, judges issue these orders to prohibit an abuser from contacting or harming someone. What does a restraining order entail? Continue reading to learn more.  Understanding a Restraining Order A restraining order is […]

Can A Divorce Settlement Be Reopened?

Divorces require compromise from both sides to settle. It’s nearly impossible for divorcing spouses to receive everything they want in a divorce settlement, which creates further conflict for everyone involved in the case. As a result, many people end up feeling like they were robbed of a fair settlement. Unfortunately, you can’t simply head back […]

Transitioning From Legal Separation To Reconciliation

Separation is a confusing period because you’re learning to be independent again while still holding on to your marriage. If you and your spouse have been legally separated for several months and you miss each other, perhaps it’s time to reconcile. Luckily, legal separation isn’t permanent like a divorce, so you and your spouse will […]