When a loved one or family member passes away, life can become difficult enough, let alone not having the instructions of a will to help in settling their affairs. In this podcast episode, an experienced estate law attorney looks at in and outs of the probate process and the advantages of having a will prepared over not having one when heading to court to settle an estate.
Depending on the length of time a couple was together, the things they’ve acquired can become an important issue when the time may come for them to split-up. This episode looks at the distinctive way property division must be dealt with for an unmarried couple which needs to focus on more than the fact/s of their personal relationship.
For most people, the expense involved with a family law legal case can be difficult enough to manage without any unnecessary extras. As emotions run high, if it’s not having anything to do with the law, some issues the attorney is just simply not qualified to assist with. In this episode, a couple of attorneys discuss keeping your costs down by minimizing calls and contacts that may not be helpful to the case.
Of all the people in life that a person would like to trust to have their best interests in mind, during or after a divorce, it turns out, your ex – spouse, partner, etc. is not usually one of them. This episode explores some of the main ways you should be protecting yourself and your family’s interests to make sure your side of things is really being made to matter in the best way too.
The statistics for mothers and fathers daily use of alcohol just to cope with the stress of co-parenting is, excuse the term – sobering. This podcast gets an attorney’s point of view on avenues to be explored when one parent or the other is dealing with the difficulties of alcoholism or addiction.
One of the most joyful things that families can experience is when a step parent makes the major transition to becoming a child’s adoptive parent. In this podcast you’ll follow along through the three basic steps in this legal process. It’s both informative and heartwarming to observe how the adoptive procedure can help to make a family whole. It also briefly addresses how this process may apply to LGBT relationships.
Beginning with the Summons and Petition, all the way to the Final Decree, an attorney with 30 years of experience in family law will help listeners of this podcast to understand the fundamental structure of how a divorce can work. The encouragement to a well thought out settlement helps the understanding of balance for the family moving forward.
This episode acknowledges the inherent emotional difficulties of divorce. It is directed specifically to assisting parents in making better advised choices when interacting with their children or their spouse at any point during the process of letting go and moving on.
The fact of any person’s parents being or getting divorced can bring with it some difficulties and even painful struggles. This episode features suggestions for acknowledging the strife, realizing it’s not your fault, forgiving and moving on with your life.
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Sometimes there can be thoughts or suggestions to try and navigate the legal system on your own when going through a marriage break-up or dissolution. In this episode, an experienced Family Law Attorney covers several points that explain why it’s a much better idea to hire an attorney to handle your divorce.
When looking to hire an attorney, it’s good to know what to ask in order to find the right one for your particular case. An experienced attorney discusses a few of these important questions in this episode that should help for making a better decision.
The process of divorce today is a bit different than in the past, it often begins with a court hearing that’s commonly called an ICMC. This episode describes how an ICMC (Initial Case Management Conference) will lead a couple involved in dividing their lives (and property) to some effective resolution alternatives, and ultimately to a more amicable dissolution of their marriage.
Since having a divorce can often be a stressful and disturbing process, couples involved in one can sometimes make choices that are less than desirable for a better outcome to their cases. Here are some suggestions for keeping the procedure as civil as possible for a more amenable result for both parties and their families.
There’s often concern expressed, particularly at the beginning of a case, about the ultimate costs of a family law matter. An attorney experienced in advising clients and potential clients in this regard will address these concerns directly in this episode.
A Date Night with your Kids can be a good way for each of you to be able to see things a bit more eye-to-eye and have some fun doing so. This episode explores a number of ideas to improve the quality of communication between parents and their children. As well as stressing the importance of understanding the developmental stages of each person’s growth throughout life.
“Should we have a Prenuptial Agreement?” is a question commonly asked by many couples as they’re considering their marriage possibilities. Also known as an Antenuptial Agreement, this episode answers many of the main areas of concern and how this legal arrangement may help some intended spouses before they get married.
Love may conquer all, but it helps if that love is grounded in a deeper knowledge about your partner. In this episode of the podcast, an experienced family law attorney talks about what to find out before you get married so you can make sure that your love and marriage have a firm foundation.
As parents may move in other directions from each other, unless there are adverse circumstances, children more often than not look to each parent as important in their lives. This is an episode that promotes a fair outlook to the kind of flexibility required in a parenting structure that considers both parents as vital to each child’s developmental growth.
It’s important to understand that not only the couple involved in divorce but all of the family will be experiencing the emotional effects as well. This episode allows us to realize various stages of grief as well as ultimately accepting the process to move on to a new life.
Sometimes in a divorce, questions may arise about, ‘who’s property is who’s?’ This episode will explain many of the distinctions to be made in regard to what property is owned by what person outside of the marriage contract and what property was owned together. Also what goes into dividing the Marital Property as equally as possible.
When in the mode of hiring an attorney, a common question that’s asked, is, “How do I know if they’re a Good Attorney?” This episode will help to explain the three basic questions you’ll want to ask.
Receiving or having to issue a Summons (& Petition) for a divorce can often be a daunting proposition. One of the first questions usually asked, “…what are the ground rules?” In this episode, an attorney explains the basic guidelines to be followed whether serving or being served some of the first documents to a marriage dissolution.
If you’re interested in one of the outcomes of a divorce being; not to spend as much as it can often take if it goes to trial, this episode will allow a person to think it through before things might go a bit too far. It’s basically a Top Ten look at some rational ideas to not only avoid the great expense of a trial, but also to help keep many of your peripheral family relationships in better shape as well.
Orders for Protection can at times become necessary to consider if someone is facing a threat of violence by someone else, and sometimes just as dire if being served with one. This episode takes a basic look at some steps to take for filing an OFP, also what to do if needing to respond to one.
During the course of trying to arrive at a settlement to a dissolution/divorce matter, it’s important to consider that a mediator can often be extremely helpful in assisting couples to make good decisions and compromises for themselves and their families. This episode takes a brief but comprehensive look at this type of alternative dispute resolution.
Dealing with beloved family pets can be unexpectedly challenging in divorce, especially when both spouses are attached to an animal. This episode of the podcast will try to dispel some misconceptions and shed some light on how courts tend to address the issue of pets as “property” in a divorce.
One of the main concerns of anyone considering divorce is that they don’t have a clear idea of what will happen during or as a result of the process. In this episode a couple of attorneys will walk through the basics of what takes place in a negotiation of a differing sort of agreement than a marriage contract. Perhaps not one in which each party feels like the winner, but hopefully an arrangement that they and their families can each live with.