Filing for bankruptcy refers to a legal procedure that can reduce, reorganize, or remove your debts completely. The first step in the filing process is to go to court. While you can do it alone, it is advisable to hire a bankruptcy attorney. There will be bankruptcy costs, too, including the filing fees and lawyer fees if you hire one. If you don't get an attorney, you will be expected to pay the filing fees. [Read More]
Emotions Still Raw? 3 Tips For Creating An Effective Custody Arrangement
If you and your spouse have recently divorced, and you shared a child, designing a health custody arrangement can take some work. Emotions may still be raw, but that shouldn't interfere with your ability to work together to create an arrangement that works well for your child. Here are three steps that will help you avoid problems with your custody plans. Think About Your Child's Needs Divorce is a difficult process, especially where children are concerned. [Read More]
Can Adoptions Be Canceled?
The rules concerning adoptions are usually based on your state of residence, but what follows provides a general idea of how things might proceed in many places. No matter what the reason, the adoption process can be stopped, but if the adoption is final, you may have more problems. Read on to learn more about what could happen when an adoption is canceled or reversed. Disrupting an Adoption The adoptive parents can always put a stop to an adoption at any time before it becomes final. [Read More]
What To Know About Child Support Termination
Parents who are divorced will need to have a child support agreement in place. Unless the parents are living together, the parent who does not have physical custody of the child will be ordered by the court to pay support to a child. This money usually is paid to the parent, and is meant to contribute to food, clothing, educational expenses, and other living expenses. Child support almost always has an expiration date, however. [Read More]