America’s Attitude Towards Cohabiting Before Marriage Has Shifted Fifty years ago, cohabitating with one’s significant other before marriage was described in pejorative terms and often thought of as immoral. Today the picture is quite different. Living together prior to getting hitched has increased 1500% since the 1960s, and 30% in just the last decade. While…

Serving a jail term comes with problems of its own. If you have been served with legal papers about family issues like parenting plans, child support, custody, dependency, divorce and other issues, you need to understand a lot about family law and how to respond to situations of that nature. If you are in prison…

Divorce is never easy and can be especially troubling when you’re pregnant. If you are pregnant you will be able to finish your divorce in the normal time frame. In Washington State, a judge cannot deny or delay your divorce because one of the spouses is pregnant. Your pregnancy will be addressed by the court…

Having a military spouse can be tough on a marriage. The spouse is doing an invaluable service to the country, but the long stretches of loneliness has a toll. Also, the loved one may not always be a stable partner if they’ve seen significant combat. That said, there are many reasons why people get divorced…

In an increasingly digital world, with dating and hookup websites and apps running rampant, the days of having ample knowledge of your prospective love interest are long gone. Getting set up by friends and family barely ever happens anymore, meaning your entire life story has not yet been told to your date. To your date,…

It’s normal, basic human nature, to want to get one over those who hurt us. We want to win and prevail over them, if possible, take everything they hold dear, as a means of settling scores. However, as much as we would love to do this in a divorce, that’s not how the process works….

A divorce is probably the most negotiating you’ll ever have to encounter, at the very least, the most emotional draining. A lot of back and forth over custody, assets, who gets what, who keeps the pets etc. You both have a multitude of demands, and you will make statements that support the same. Talk is…

Pre and During Divorce Proceedings You are in the middle of a divorce, out on the town and looking to post a few pictures on Facebook. Before you hit the send button, remember that in this day and age, your social media accounts are basically a data mine for employers, government and , most importantly,…

If you are going through a separation or a divorce, it is very important that you recognize the importance of not moving out of the marital home too hastily. Moving out of your marital home during a divorce can bring about issues related to child custody, financial support, and property ownership. If you do wish…

Every divorcing mother dreads telling her child “Mom and dad are getting a divorce.” They are haunting and traumatic words. Both for the child and the mother. And yet the reality is that 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States will at some point file for divorce. As a mom, one…

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