More and more pets are being treated like children when it comes to divorce, and the battle over custody can be get just as ugly. Pets are family members and to many couples, they are just like children. So how is it decided who gets custody of your pet during a divorce? There was a time when the courts just viewed a pet as a piece of property and it was counted into the assets.
With many divorces now being settled as no-fault affairs, you may be surprised to learn that you can still sue for "alienation of affection" in seven states: Hawaii, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Utah. In these states, you can sue a third party that you blame for ruining your marriage. If you live in one of these states and meet certain criteria, you may be able to win damages against the person or persons who wrecked your marriage.
When a person is faced with a criminal charge, it is critical for them to be as informed as possible. Unfortunately, many individuals are poorly informed about the criminal justice system, and this may make it difficult for them to make smart choices or to understand what to expect. If you have limited experience or knowledge about facing criminal charges, you may benefit from having a couple of the more routine myths about criminal charges debunked.
Even though you may already know that your marriage is ending, you may not have filed for divorce yet. Instead of waiting to start preparing for the proceedings after you file, it is often best to take certain measures beforehand. Here are a few of them: Gather your financial data. Financial information will be used to help determine whether or not alimony or child support will be provided. In addition, it can help the judge disseminate the financial obligations and property that will be divided during the divorce.
If you fall into the low-income category, you may think that you aren't able to afford a lawyer to help you with your divorce. That means that you may try to do your divorce on your own and you may not get the terms that you want from your divorce, especially if your spouse is able to afford an attorney. However, there are things that you can do to get an attorney to help you, even if you are low-income.