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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

What Is Common Law Marriage?
Learn more about this uncommon form of legal marriage. ... Read more

What States Recognize Common Law Marriage?
Learn more about common law marriage and where these partnerships are recognized. ... Read more

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If your name is on the account as a co-owner, or on the signature cards, no - you do not need a Power of Attorney. 

Was the mediation done through the Office of the Attorney General or with an actual mediator? Is the order already signed by a judge?

You can get another lawyer to substitute in for that lawyer. You can also ask for a refund if there is money left in the retainer. If not, you will have a dispute as to the lawyers fees. Let the lawye ...Read more

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QDROs and Common Pitfalls Awaiting the Unwary Family Law Attorney

In most cases, a married couple’s wealth is typically measured by their home, automobile, and pension assets. Because homes and automobiles are generally encumbered, a couple’s pension is ... Read more

Abuse and Divorce in Florida – Know Your Rights

If you are thinking about filing for divorce in Florida, it is even more important to ensure that you understand the full scope of your rights and that you get help from an experienced Florida divorce ... Read more

Reducing Holiday Stress Starts With Good Planning

The holidays are approaching, and it can be a difficult time for those going through a divorce or who have already divorced. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your holidays happy. ... Read more

Thanksgiving Traditions-How do we create New ones with a New Family Dynamic

  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving (okay, it’s not a news flash, but just in case you were still stuck in the campaign coma from a few weeks ago, we’ve moved on).  And with Thanksgiving, ... Read more

5 Reasons Your Prenuptial Agreement Might Get Thrown Out

A premarital agreement, when created legally, stands up in court very well. There are situations when a prenuptial agreement can become invalid, though. Here are five of the most common reasons and wa ... Read more

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