Marriage and Partnerships

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Top 10 Money Tips for a Successful Marriage
Financial problems are one of the leading causes of divorce. Money touches nearly every aspect of marriage from looming bills to the type of lifestyle you lead. How much money you have, and how you spend it, will affect your relationship with your spouse now and for years to come. Couples who follow some basic spending rules are far more likely to have happier, more successful marriages. ... Read more

What Is Spousal Privilege?
Historically, married couples have enjoyed special privileges ranging from tax benefits to courtroom privileges. The “spousal privilege” also called the “marital privilege,” protects the sanctity of spousal communications. In certain circumstances, married couples don’t have to testify against a spouse or disclose confidential conversations with a spouse. Read on to find out more about the spousal privilege and it’s application in the courtroom. ... Read more

Common Law Marriage and Divorce: What Happens to the Kids?
Ending a relationship when you have children can be difficult. And if you're unmarried, it adds another layer of complexity. How things play out under these circumstances may depend on whether your relationship is considered a common law marriage. ... Read more

Common Law Marriage and Divorce: Do I Have to Pay Alimony?
Find out whether alimony is available after a common law marriage. ... Read more

Common Law Marriage and Divorce: What Happens to the Property?
If you’ve been in a long-term relationship, odds are you and your partner have accumulated personal property and possibly some real estate. If you're in a common law marriage, it will affect how your assets are divided. Find out more about property distribution and common law marriage. ... Read more

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Do you have a Court order with a possession schedule? If not, you will need to file suit in the county where the child lives so that you can get an order for possession and access to your child. ...Read more

What kind of abuse, and how old are you? Why are you under the impression that her staying with you and your dad is "illegal"? I'm happy to answer this question if you provide more information.  ...Read more

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How do I resign my legal guardianship of my niece which was appointed by a

Q: I was given guardianship of my niece and no longer want it. I believe she is better with her mother and I want to give my sister back full guardianship of her child. A:  I would consult with a ... Read more

Single Pet Parents Get “Pawternity” Leave with Beer Brewer

     Being a single parent is hard.  Being a single pet parent is also hard.  Let’s face it, every self- respecting pet owner does not have a “pet”&#823 ... Read more

These Tips Can Help You Protect Your Finances After Divorce

After a divorce, you may need to work with your finances. While your settlement determines much about which assets you get, you may find that you have to adjust your lifestyle to suit your income and ... Read more

These Tips Can Help You Protect Your Finances After Divorce

After a divorce, you may need to work with your finances. While your settlement determines much about which assets you get, you may find that you have to adjust your lifestyle to suit your income and ... Read more

The New “Blended” Benefits Package for Military Personnel

Contributing Author: Dianne Schechter The year ahead will prompt many of today’s 1.3 million active-duty service members to make a big decision about their retirement benefits: whether to preser ... Read more

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