By aphlaw | Published January 25, 2021 | | |
As many experts predicted would happen, the divorce rate has risen significantly throughout the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The long-term shutdowns and closures caused many couples to be stuck at home with each other for months at a time, and in relationships that already had a fair amount of tension, this has led Read MoreRead More
The process of petitioning the court to change a child’s name is relatively simple, but the judge will only allow the name change to go forward if they believe it to be in the best interest of the child. This means the standards will vary from case to case. A court is likely to allow Read MoreRead More
There are a variety of methods parents can use to enforce child support orders when the noncustodial parent becomes delinquent. One of those methods is to seize money from tax refunds or government payments. Here’s an overview of what you should know. Certain government payments can be garnished The Treasury Offset Program allows state child Read MoreRead More
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread changes to the everyday lives of Americans, including the ways we as attorneys interact with our clients. In the realm of divorce law, one service that has seen a significant increase in popularity due to the restrictions associated with the pandemic is e-mediation, or online mediation services. Here Read MoreRead More
During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation Read MoreRead More
In the vast majority of circumstances, people who are considering getting a divorce will not be eligible for an annulment. You will likely only be eligible for an annulment if the marriage was a result of fraud, if your spouse was already married at the time, or if your spouse cannot consummate the marriage or Read MoreRead More
One of the most common pieces of advice people get as they go through a divorce is to join a gym or running group, or to simply find a way to get more exercise. This might not seem like particularly helpful advice on its face, but you may be surprised at just how many benefits Read MoreRead More
Even relatively amicable divorces can have moments of tension, where it can feel like an argument is ready to burst out at any moment. This is only natural, given the emotional nature of the divorce process. However, it’s in everyone’s best interest to keep the arguments to a minimum so you can avoid damaging the Read MoreRead More
Are you starting to worry about the state of your marriage? Attending marriage counseling can be a great decision that can get you and your spouse communicating more openly with each other again, and potentially save your relationship. Here are some signs you should consider going to marriage counseling. You don’t speak much: If you Read MoreRead More
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