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]
3 Things That Can Get Your Disability Claim Denied
If you're like most people, you planned on being able to work full-time until it was time to retire. However, sometimes things happen to mess up plans that people make. For those who have medical conditions or injuries that hinder them from working like they need to, getting disability benefits can be the financial glue that holds their lives together. You have likely heard that a majority of people get denied for benefits when they first apply. [Read More]