Friday, June 30, 2017

Family Law : How To File A Motion For Child Custody

Filing a motion for child custody requires research the local state laws, as each state differs, and find the self-help forms to file a motion. Get information on gaining custody if a child with advice from a certified family mediator in this free video on family law.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What Is A Petition For Divorce?

A petition for divorce is the initial pleading that a spouse files to start the whole divorce process. Learn about divorce petitions and if jurisdictional requirements are met with tips from a certified family mediator in this free video on divorce and relationships.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

How Your Family Attorney Can Help Achieve A Smooth Adoption

Adoption is always possible as a means for a couple or person to get a child. It is, however, a very tedious process. You are lucky if you can find a child to adopt right away. Some couples wait months (sometimes even years) before they have a positive hit in their search. There are ways to make the search easier and widespread. You can apply in adoption agencies. You can even place ads in the newspapers. If you want, you can even use the social media to spread your search wider.

Search is just the other half of your responsibilities though. The next half is going through the adoption process. Such process will be much easier for you when you let your family attorney help deal with the matters needed to be tackled. Below are just some of the reasons why.


By definition, a family attorney becomes the representative of a family once that said family hires the attorney's services. Placed in the specific context of adoption, the family attorney can appear in meetings about adoption matters instead of his or her client. The attorney also can, with his or her client's consent, can make agreements about adoption conditions and other legal matters with the birth parents or the adoption agency involved. He or she can even draft the adoption conditions and present it to everyone-still awaiting approval of course.

Simplifies difficult legal terms

Even if adoption is not a serious legal case, there might still be terms and sections of the law that you will find difficult to understand. It is difficult to dive into a project or a process without understanding everything that's at stake. This is one of the areas where your family attorney will be most helpful. He or she did not study hard in law school for nothing.

Gives you advice on how to deal with people involved in the adoption process

You will have to deal with people during your adoption process. The family law judge handing your case is just one of the people you have to convince that you are good enough as adoptive parents or parent of the child. You will also have to deal with the social worker who is in charge of taking care of the welfare of the child. If there are any, you will also have to deal with the birth parents and know and meet their conditions. A family lawyer, most likely because of similar cases in the past, can recommend you on how to properly act in front of the people involved in your case. You do not want to have any conflict or misunderstanding with any of them. You might have a tough time if you do.

Takes care of all the necessary legal documents throughout the adoption process

You won't have to worry about the needed legal papers to sign because your attorney can take care of all that. However, just to be sure, get a copy of all the list of all the legal papers needed. When your attorney is done with the paperwork, double-check everything and make sure that they are properly filed. You will have to make sure that your adoption is indeed a legal one.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How To Collect Child Support

When coming to an agreement on child support with a parent, it's best to have a signed, written document. Discover how a written agreement is the subject of a court order with help from a certified civil mediator in this free video on law and legal questions.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

How To Cope With Divorce

Coping with divorce involves maintaining hope that there is something out there for everyone, and believing in self-worth. Avoid abandoning hope in order to cope with the end of a marriage with tips from a relationship specialist and talk show host in this free video on divorce.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Social Security Class Action

If you've been denied Social Security benefits because of an outstanding felony arrest warrant, you should know about the 2009 class action settlement in the case of Martinez v. Astrue. The lawsuit was against the Social Security Administration for denying benefits to anyone who had an outstanding arrest warrant.

Friday, June 9, 2017

How To File For Social Security Disability

File for social security disability by notifying the social security office, filling out the appropriate forms on the cause of the injury and hiring an attorney to help get the most from a claim. Use social security disability payments after sustaining an injury that impedes regular employment with advice from a registered financial consultant in this free video on social security.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Advantages & Disadvantages Of Divorce

The advantages and disadvantages of divorce include being free of a person who no longer loves or is no longer loved, but it also disrupts the lives involved, including family and friends. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of divorce to decide if the price is worth the reward with tips from a relationship specialist and talk show host in this free video on divorce.