Five Things You Should Know About Child Support

Child support is one of the most controversial issues that divorcing couples or unmarried couples have to discuss. Here are five things to broaden your understanding of the legal side of child support: It Does Not End Automatically The first thing to know is that child support termination isn't automatic. In most cases, the paying parent has to submit an application to the court to get the payments stopped. Therefore, don't stop remitting the child support money just because the child has reached their 18th birthday, graduated high school or graduated from college – whatever the case may be. [Read More]

Signs Your Custody Determination Is Going To Cost A Lot Of Money

Child custody is one of the most emotionally charged aspects of divorce. In fact, child custody fights or determination can easily spiral out of control, financially speaking, if you aren't careful. Here are a few tips to ensure your child custody battle doesn't exhaust your finances. Your Partner Is Uncooperative Child custody determination in family law can occur in many different ways. You can sit down with your partner and agree on a suitable custody arrangement, you can let a lawyer mediate the negotiations or you can let the court do it for you. [Read More]

Don't Get Overwhelmed: Taming Divorce Paperwork

When you untangle a marital relationship, it can be an enormous undertaking. Being swamped by documentation can be annoying and confusing, and it could help to understand what is important and what is not. When you consider that divorce deals with debt, property, spousal support, retirement plans, real estate, joint credit cards, not to mention issues surrounding minor children, you can understand what to expect in the form of paperwork. Read on for a quick primer on divorce paperwork that you will probably encounter sooner or later during your separation and divorce. [Read More]

They're On The Lookout: What To Do If You're Stopped By Store Security While Doing Your Holiday Shopping

The holidays are here. It's time to start making your gift list. During this busy shopping season, stores will be on the lookout for shoplifters. That means they'll have increased store security, and will probably detain anyone they suspect of shoplifting. Unfortunately, that does mean that some people will be detained who have not done anything wrong. If you're going to be heading to the stores, it's important that you know how to protect yourself should you be detained for shoplifting. [Read More]