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 

5 Reasons You Could Gain Sole Custody Of Your Child

If you want to gain sole custody of your child, there are some factors a judge may consider before ordering this. The primary factor to be considered is the welfare of the child, so when it is evident that there are undesirable conditions present, the court might refuse to order child custody to your ex and even limit visitation. Below are five instances when you can gain sole custody of your child. Read More 

What Info Does Your Divorce Lawyer Need At A Consultation Appointment?

Many people who find themselves facing divorce quickly realize the need for a family attorney that works in the field of divorce. After all, by its very nature, divorce isn't about harmony and agreement! While working with a divorce lawyer is extremely helpful for most people, simply hiring an attorney isn't the only thing you'll need to do if you want to get through the divorce as easily as possible. You also need to help the attorney in several important ways. Read More 

Visitation For Grandparents: What Are Your Rights?

If you are a grandparent who has become concerned about losing contact with your grandchild, you should know that most states have rules and guidelines in place for ensuring that you are able to continue to have a relationship with your grandchild. Grandparents fill an important need when it comes to making sure that children are happy, safe and healthy, and under certain circumstances grandparents have the right to take legal steps to ensure visitation time. Read More 

Civil Annulment: What It Is, Who Can Get One, And Its Benefits

A civil annulment is an alternative to divorce that may be right for you. Below is a general overview of an annulment, including what a civil annulment is, who can get one, what the benefits of one are, and how a divorce attorney can help you.  What is a Civil Annulment and Who Can Get One? Just like divorce, an annulment is a dissolution of a marriage. Unlike a divorce, however, a civil annulment makes it as if the marriage never occurred which is why it's more difficult to obtain an annulment than it is a divorce. Read More