2019

A Second Level Of Financial Punishment

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For those convicted of crimes, punishments can vary widely depending on the seriousness of the crime and other factors. More and more states are recognizing the impact of a crime on individual victims, however, and that can mean greater financial ramifications for defendants. Victim Restitution Only certain crimes will call for victim restitution but not all of them have anything to do with financial issues. While victim restitution is meant to cover the financial losses and reduce the impact of those losses on victims, it is also a form of punishment.

9 October 2019

Tips For Ensuring Your Divorce Settlement Is Thorough

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The settlement agreement in your divorce is the legal document that explains exactly how everything in your divorce is divided between you and your spouse. If you want to make sure that there are no problems later on over things from the divorce, you should do everything you can to make sure that the settlement agreement is as thorough as possible. Here are three sections you might have in your divorce settlement, as well as tips to make sure you include everything you need to.

9 October 2019

Benefits Of Settling Your Divorce Case Out Of Court

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When you and your spouse decide that getting divorced is the right path for your relationship, you will have a lot of decisions to make. Among these decisions will be settling all the issues of your divorce, and you should aim to do this outside of court as settling outside of court offers four key benefits. It is cheaper There are a lot of different methods you can use to divide your things in your divorce and settle your case, but the most affordable one is to try to reach an agreement together outside of court.

4 October 2019

Can I Stop My Divorce?

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Due to no-fault divorce laws, there is no way to stop a divorce once it has begun. Your spouse does not have to get permission and does not have to prove grounds for a divorce. You do not have any legal means to stop a divorce. There are ways to slow it down, but the divorce will eventually be finalized unless your spouse decides to reconcile.  Reconciling When your partner is filing for divorce, they often feel that there is no other way to solve the problems found in the marriage.

3 October 2019

An Overview Of Four Major Types Of Child Visitations

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Custody, visitation, and support are some of the most controversial child-related issues during a divorce. Visitation is especially controversial since people tend to have different views on how and when they should see their children. Many people also want to dictate who interacts with their children. Getting an understanding of the various forms of visitations outlined below is a good start if you have a visitation hearing coming up. Reasonable Visitation

28 September 2019

Information Required During Adoption

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If you are gearing up for adoption, then you should know that the government will require a lot of information from you. Below is some of the specific information you may be required to provide. Criminal Background The government will have to carry out a criminal background check on you. This is to confirm that they are not allowing a child into a dangerous environment that might affect the child's welfare.

27 September 2019

Major Factors In Child Custody Evaluation

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Child custody is one of the most controversial issues during a typical divorce. Since child custody evaluation has a big influence on the court's eventual decision, it only makes sense that most parents feel anxious when facing child custody evaluation. Knowing what to expect during the evaluation can help you deal with the anxiety. History Survey During the history survey, the evaluator collects relevant facts about the family. The survey typically involves questionnaire-type questions that each parent gets to answer.

27 September 2019

The Difference Between A Dismissed Bankruptcy Case And A Discharge

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A bankruptcy case can end in one of two ways, and if you are planning on using bankruptcy, it is important for you to know what these are and the differences between them. One ending to a bankruptcy case can be a discharge while the other ending is a dismissal of the case. Here are some things you should understand about these two potential options. A discharge is the preferred ending

27 September 2019

Beyond Marital Status: Other Differences Between Legal Separation And Divorce

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If you are weighing legal separation and divorce, you should know that the two are markedly different. Understand the differences before making your decision because they will have far-reaching consequences for nearly all aspects of your life, including the finances. Below are some of the major areas in which legal separation and divorce differ. Healthcare Benefits This is one of the major differences between legal separation and divorce. Neither of you will be able to use the other's health benefits after your divorce.

26 September 2019

Top Things To Avoid During Child Custody Evaluation

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If you are preparing for a custody case, then you should expect a child custody evaluation before the case is over. The evaluation, which is done by a court-appointed professional, helps determine the best custody arrangement for the child. Since the custody evaluation can affect your custody chances, you should avoid the following things if you don't want to jeopardize your case. Trash-Talking the Other Parent Your child should have a good relationship with both of you.

26 September 2019