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Should You Hire A Divorce Lawyer?

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Should You Hire A Divorce Lawyer?

Should you represent yourself in a divorce? Some couples can successfully divorce without the help of a lawyer, while others do require the services of a divorce lawyer. Understanding the circumstances in which it is in your best interest to engage a divorce lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of your divorce proceedings. When to Represent Yourself If you and your spouse are divorcing amicably, you may be able to successfully represent yourself, as long as these additional circumstances are met. • You have no adopted or biological children • You have no or few assets • Neither party is contesting the divorce • Neither party is seeking financial support from the other • You have no shared debt • Neither of you owes the other any money • You have no shared business concerns •...

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What Is A Living Together Contract?

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Is A Living Together Contract?

If you and your partner have decided that marriage is not in the future but you want to remain committed, you may choose to simply live together. Many people have decided to move their relationship forward in this way. While it is not at all uncommon, it could lead to some issues should the relationship end one day. Unlike marriage, where you enter a legal contract that determines the division of assets if it ends, living together offers no legal protection. To safeguard both of your assets, you may want to have a living together contract written. Why Do You Need a Living Together Contract? Couples who live together outside the protections of marriage generally live life as if they are married, which often includes the co-mingling of finances. You may purchase a home together, use joint accounts, or...

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