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March 2018 Archives

How an attorney can help with surrogacy agreements

Surrogacy can be a great way for a family to begin or expand their brood, especially when a woman is unable to carry a pregnancy on her own. While this arrangement can prove beneficial to all parties involved, the success of such an arrangement is often dependent upon how that agreement is drafted. The law requires surrogacy pregnancies to be documented in a surrogacy agreement, but those who are unfamiliar with the legal process involved may wind up running afoul of the law. This could result in negative results. When dealing with a child's life, parents' expectations, and extensive medical costs, there is a lot at stake.

How young couples can benefit from prenuptial agreements

Chances are, you are not going to propose to someone, or accept a proposal, if you have any doubts about having a successful, lifelong marriage, but modern divorce rates suggest that not all marriages last for the long haul. You may think that you do not need a prenuptial agreement because your relationship is strong, or because you two have only minimal assets, but there are many arguments for creating one, even if both of these assertions hold true.

Competent legal assistance when dealing with guardianship

Most people, including several experts, would agree that children need stability. Although stability includes having an established daily routine, in a broader sense it also means having a home that is consistent and that can provide them with the safe, loving, and nurturing environment they need. Of course, this stability can occur in many ways, as children can thrive in two-parent households, a single-parent household where sole custody has been obtained, two households through a joint custody agreement, or in an adoptive home.

Football-related head injuries lead to custody dispute

When Californians think of divorce, they often think of legal issues that are hotly contested, such as property division, alimony, and child custody. While these issues are often resolved through negotiations before litigation occurs, a divorce settlement is not necessarily permanent. Oftentimes couples have to return to court when one of them seeks some sort of modification.

How to reduce divorce-related stress

It seems like nowadays no one is immune from divorce and other family law issues. Even those couples who at one time seemed inseparable can find themselves butting heads over the most mundane issues as their relationship unravels. Although some couples are able to work these issues out on their own, other require assistance. Regardless, those who are going through a marriage dissolution or a relationship breakup may find themselves facing emotional hardship. Coupled with the legal challenges that accompany divorce, individuals going through this process can wind up overwhelmed.

What you need to know about divorce litigation

Today, one sees an increasing push for alternatives to litigation in many types of cases, including California divorces. It is true that resolving disagreements through means such as mediation can yield many benefits for you such as decreased stress levels, shorter timelines and fewer costs.

Property division may affect one's credit

Oftentimes in divorce, parties find themselves most concerned about property division. This may include discussions about who will retain possession of the family home, vehicles, retirement accounts, and even items that carry sentimental value. The process of divvying up these assets can be tedious and tiresome, but it is important because it can lay the financial foundation for one's post-divorce life. However, it is just as important that divorcing individuals recognize that debts can also play a key role in the property division process.

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