The Three Flavors Of Spousal Support

While spousal support (alimony) may not be as popular as in the past, it does still exist and still fills an important financial need for some spouses. Raising a family is an important, time-consuming and all encompassing endeavor, and many spouses, including husbands, still make the decision to forgo careers to stay home and be a full time parent to their children. There are actually three different types of spousal support available for those who need it, so read on to learn more. Read More 

How Legal Separation Can Benefit A Spouse That Is Terminally Ill

If you and your spouse are experiencing tough times due to you having a terminal disease, you may have many thoughts about what your spouse is feeling and what he or she will do after you're gone. You more than likely have faced many hard choices since you learned you are terminally ill, one being about your spouse getting on with his or her life. For many married couples, telling their spouse to leave and experience life without the burden of watching you die can be one of hardest tasks they have ever had to do. Read More 

Living Trusts: How To Create One To Avoid Probate

Have you started planning for your future? Do you know what will happen to your property and assets when you die? Will it all go into probate for months on end while your grieving family has to sit and wait on a decision to be made by the court to validate or invalidate your will? Or do you have a living trust set up that will avoid probate altogether? If you do not currently have a living trust, you definitely need to consider one for yourself. Read More 

Divorce And Care For A Disabled Adult Dependent: Three Things To Consider

Having a child with disabilities brings with it certain responsibilities that parents of non-disabled children won't typically have to face. In some cases, parents must provide care for a child even after his or her 18th birthday. When parents of an adult disabled child divorce, custodial circumstances can be difficult. Here are a few things you need to know to make sure that you and your former spouse can provide the proper level of care for your child even after a divorce. Read More 

Making Custody Of Your Grandchild Legal

In a world where substance abuse, incarceration, and mental illness are common, many children find themselves without a parent to care for them. Grandparents are often the first to step in and take over when a child needs a stable home. Statistics showed that in 2010 there were 920,000 children being raised in a grandparent's home without a parent present. If you have been providing care for a grandchild and you want to make the custody arrangement legal, here are three things that you can do. Read More