What You Should Know About Common Law Marriage

19 February 2020
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In some states, couples who live together and act as a married couple are considered living in a common-law marriage situation. A common law marriage is essentially the relationship of a marriage without the legal paperwork required for a legal marriage. If you are in a state that recognizes common law marriage, you may have some questions, including the following: 1. Do You Have the Same Benefits as a Legally Married Couple? Read More 

Considering a Prenup Before Marriage? Talk With Your Fiancé and a Family Lawyer

19 February 2020
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If you and your fiancé are already having disagreements on how to spend money, what to do with money that is saved, and more, it may be time to talk with a family lawyer about a prenuptial agreement. This can help you go into your marriage without complications and with realistic expectations. Financial problems can put a lot of weight and struggle on a marriage. Discussing financial concerns beforehand can help eliminate some of these issues. Read More 

Charged with a Crime? What to Expect

11 February 2020
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The criminal process directs that those arrested be charged with a crime or released within a certain time (usually 2 or 3 days). There is more than a single way for these charges to come about, however. Read on to find out more about how the charging process works. 1. Charging Document It's safe to say that almost all charges are filed by law enforcement following an arrest in the below manner. Read More 

Effectively Preparing Your Final Affairs

10 February 2020
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Preparing for your eventual passing is an important aspect of protecting and preserving your legacy. Unfortunately, the fact that this can be an unpleasant task to plan may be enough to discourage individuals from pursuing this option. Yet, preparing and maintaining a will is likely to be a much easier task than you might assume. Do You Really Need A Will If You Have Limited Assets? While those that are wealthy will often have fairly elaborate wills and estate plans, it is a reality that most people will have some assets and possessions that they may wish to give to particular individuals. Read More 

Things Couples Cannot Do Once A Spouse Files The Divorce Petition

5 February 2020
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Filing a petition for divorce is the first legal step in a divorce. A spouse can file this petition through his or her local courthouse or by hiring a lawyer to create the petition and file it. Once filed, this petition creates the start of the divorce process, and it also stops spouses from doing certain things. Here are some of the things that spouses cannot do once it is filed. Read More