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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CHILD CUSTODY LAWYER One of the toughest parts of a divorce is figuring out which parent will get custody of the children. If you’re in this situation right now, you need an attorney you can trust to help you through the process. Don’t let just anyone in when it comes to matters that involve your kids. Listed below are some tips to help you choose the right child custody lawyer for your case. Get Recommendations When you’re looking to hire any kind of lawyer, it’s always good to start by talking to friends and family to see who they recommend. If...

Check out this article by Daveramsey.com on the different types of Bankruptcy! You’re sitting at the kitchen table, staring down collection notices and wondering how you’re going to make things work. Maybe you’ve recently lost your job and the debt is piling up to an overwhelming amount. And then you think it—that word you never thought you’d have to consider: bankruptcy. Sometimes your situation seems so hopeless that bankruptcy looks like your only option. We know you might feel scared and backed into a corner, but bankruptcy isn’t a decision to make lightly. It’s important to know exactly what bankruptcy is and what...

If you’re like a lot of adults, you at the least have a Facebook and an Instagram account. Perhaps even a Snapchat and Twitter account. Since so many divorcing couples have social media accounts, divorce attorneys have seen first-hand as spouses have made big mistakes on social media, impacting their divorce! If you are active on social media, it’s important to learn the dos and do NOTS of social media while going through a divorce. Why? Even if you make one of the common mistakes, it can have a negative effect on alimony (spousal support), the number of legal fees that...

Article Summary by Moneycrashers.com. Step 1: Find an Attorney You can find a lot of information about bankruptcy online, but you need to talk to an experienced personal bankruptcy attorney familiar with the laws in your state. You can make your financial troubles worse by putting off dealing with your problems, transferring assets to a friend or family member, or paying off the wrong creditors. Tessmer Law Firm is experienced and available to help with all your bankruptcy and debt relief needs. Step 2: Get Credit Counseling The federal Bankruptcy Code requires individuals to get credit counseling within 180 days before filing for bankruptcy. If...

Summary of article by Credit.com Bankruptcy is a court proceeding in which your assets and liabilities are examined to determine whether your debts should be discharged or restructured. Filing bankruptcy is a serious step used as a last resort. However, you should consider filing Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in some situations. When comparing your options, it’s important to understand the differences between the three most common forms of bankruptcy. Key Takeaways Chapter 7 bankruptcy doesn’t require a repayment plan but does require you to liquidate or sell nonexempt assets to payback creditors. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a reorganization plan most often used by large businesses to help them stay...

In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Troxel v. Granville, a case involving the visitation rights of grandparents. Troxel held that a parent has a fundamental right to decide who has access to a child. It was found that a parent who is “fit” is presumed to make decisions – including the decision to prevent a grandparent from contacting a child - that serves the child’s best interest. This “fit parent” presumption can be rebutted if the grandparent shows, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the parent was not fit or that denial of access by...

In a divorce, the most common professionals that come to mind are family law attorneys.   When a divorce is complex or there are high-value assets involved, there may be a need for other trained professionals. Here is a glossary of some of the professionals that could assist:   Divorce Coach Divorce coaches help clients set and achieve goals, make decisions and transition to life after the divorce. A divorce coach is not a therapist or a counselor, although he or she might be licensed as one. A divorce coach is not an attorney and does not offer legal advice.   Custody Evaluator Custody evaluators are court-appointed mental health professionals who...

  Collaborative or traditional divorce - how do you know which is right for you?   Divorce comes with a big price tag, financially and emotionally. For couples willing to cooperate with each other, a collaborative divorce may an option.   Here are some direct comparisons between collaborative and traditional divorce to help you decide which is best.   ·        A collaborative divorce begins with the couple signing an agreement that they will cooperate, be open and honest and work together to resolve their issues.   ·        A traditional divorce begins with the filing of a lawsuit – one spouse against the other. The responding spouse will be served...

What is a collaborative divorce?   In a regular divorce case, the couple is on opposite sides. There may be a lot of fighting, disagreement and unwillingness to settle things. This type of divorce case often ends up in court.   Some divorcing couples may be able to settle things easily. These couples can agree on issues like child custody, child support, and division of property. There is no need for the court to settle their issues. In a situation like this, a couple should consider a collaborative divorce.   Collaborative divorce is a process that uses mediation and negotiation to settle the issues.   It takes two...