What happens when personal injury cases extend beyond you to your unborn child? You will not really know how your child was affected in utero until after he or she is born. At that time, you may pursue an personal injury case on behalf of your child. Your personal injury attorney will have to prove all of the following in order to get any compensation for you and your child. [Read More]
3 Things You Need To Know About Grandparents' Rights To Visitation
Most grandparents love nothing more than to spend quality time with their grandchildren. However, that ability is taken away from so many grandparents. It can happen because of a disagreement between a parent and their adult child, but so often it happens because of discord between the two parents of the grandchildren. The good news is there may be a way for you to get visitation rights awarded by the court - no matter what is going on behind the scenes with the parents. [Read More]
Taking A Closer Look At Common-Law Marriage From A Legal Perspective
For a myriad of reasons, two people often cohabitate without ever seeking a marriage license or legally recognized union. Even though you may not have a document proving that you are married to another person, you may spend every day of your life living as a married couple--living in the same home, sharing financial responsibilities, or even raising your children. Even though from your own personal standpoint this is perfectly your choice, this type of lifestyle can bring about some complications when the two of you go your separate ways. [Read More]
How Does The Family Court View A Child's Preferences In Custody Cases?
One aspect of divorce you and your spouse might have to face is determining who gets custody of the children. If you are unable to reach an agreement, the court can make the decision. In some instances, the judge who hears your case can rely on your child's preferences to make the decision. How Much Weight Are a Child's Preferences Given? When a judge is asked to consider the preferences of a child, one of the first things he or she looks at is the age of the child. [Read More]