Law

  • Own A Business And Getting A Divorce? What Are Your Options?

    If you and your spouse have opened a business together and have not made the decision to end your marriage, the business is likely considered marital property. More than likely, if you have both been operating the reins of the business and partaking in day-o-day business activities, you are both going to want to maintain control of the assets. This can lead to a very messy fight in and out of the court room.
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  • Annulment Or Divorce? What To Know

    If you've already realized that your recent marriage was a big mistake, you may be wondering if an annulment is the right option to part ways with your spouse. You've no doubt heard about various celebrities getting annulments instead of divorces. Perhaps you are interested in getting an annulment because of religious reasons. Can an annulment provide a quicker and easier way to divorce? To learn more about annulments and to help you understand if its right for you, read on.
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  • 2 Things You Can Do To Be Better Financially Prepared For Your Divorce

    Going through a divorce can be incredibly stressful. Not only are you dealing with the emotional stress of a failed relationship, but you also have the stress of still caring for children, and going through the legal process of a divorce. This is why it is so important to make sure that you prepare yourself as much as possible to avoid any undue stress. Here are a couple things that you can do to be better prepared.
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  • Coming To Terms: Trying To Work Out A Divorce Agreement Using Mediation

    When you are in the process of getting a divorce, negotiating a divorce agreement with your ex can be a daunting task. When you and your spouse are trying to divide assets and determine child custody, it's possible to work with a divorce mediation specialist instead of going to litigation. While the mediation process will still take some time and negotiation skills, a mediator will work with both parties to come up with an agreement that both are amenable to.
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  • Three Paths To Take When Your Child's School Isn't Following The IEP

    If you have a special-needs student whose school is supposed to be following an individual education plan (IEP) -- but isn't -- you have to do something. Often the first step involves you talking to the school and finding out why this is the case, but that doesn't always get you satisfactory answers. In fact, it can start you down a road of disputes and alienation. When faced with this situation, you have three immediate paths that you can take.
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  • What To Do When You Are Falsely Accused Of Shoplifting

    It's a scary feeling when you are out shopping, and suddenly a security guard escorts you to a back room over suspicion of shoplifting. You know you have done no wrong, but the store owner thinks you are guilty. A false arrest violates your 4th amendment rights. If you think you have been wrongfully been accused of shoplifting, here are some tips on handling falsely being accused of shoplifting. Dealing with the Shopkeeper, Guards, and Law Enforcement
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  • Keep Your Family Out Of Probate With These Three Tips

    Planning for your family's future is a responsible thing to do, but it can be easy to make mistakes that land your family in probate court after you pass away. Here are just some of the things you can do to keep your family away from a probate court in the future. Enter Into Joint Ownerships You may own property or part of a business and assume that when you die, those things will go to the right person.
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  • Understanding Your Personal Bankruptcy Options

    If you are considering personal bankruptcy, then there are a few things that you should know before proceeding. First of all, what are your options? The two main types of bankruptcy available to you are known as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The other chapters tend to apply to more unique situations or to businesses. So what is Chapter 7? Chapter 7 is also known as liquidation, which should give you some idea of how the process works.
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  • Family Law: 3 Things To Know About Prenups

    A prenuptial agreement, also called a prenup, is a legal document that helps to protect your finances and personal property, as well as that of your future spouse. While completely optional, the prenup is recommended in many cases. Whether you want one to protect your current financial status, or you and your spouse both simply want that extra security before getting married, here are some things you should know about prenuptial agreements.
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  • Constructive Possession Charges: When The Drugs Really Weren't Yours!

    Your college roommate seemed like an okay guy to share space with - until the night that the police raided your dorm room and you both ended up arrested because he's been dealing a few drugs to supplement his income. Why would you end up arrested along with him? It's called "constructive possession" and it's used to convict people every day for the possession of illegal drugs, even when they aren't the actual owners.
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