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Rules for Estate Planning Success

Estate planning is making sure your money goes directly to the people you love and care about once you are gone without any form of legal complications. In short, having an estate plan can help you and your loved ones avoid financial dangers. Here are the rules for estate planning success.

What Is Separation Under One Roof?

In some jurisdictions there is a concept of what is called separation under one roof. This means that it is still possible for a couple who are separating to be considered separated even if they remain living under one roof. Long before there was any specific statute regarding this the common law recognised that desertion in a marriage was not the withdrawal from the location of the marriage but the withdrawal from the emotional or relational elements of the relationship.

Are You Getting Divorced? Top 7 Must-Know Child Custody Agreement Terms

Are you getting a divorce or thinking about getting divorced? If you have children, one of your main concerns is probably the welfare and well-being of your children during this difficult time. The legal custody process can be overwhelming.

The Family Business After Divorce

Many couples who work together in a family business will, unfortunately, experience divorce. Even after the separation, though, many of them manage to successfully continue working together to run their business. One key is to set up the right structure and expectations from the outset.

How To Calculate Child Support and Spousal Support On Your Own and How to Use the Dissomaster

How to calculate child support and spousal support on your own. How to use the Dissomaster to determine child support and spousal support. Advice on how to effectively use the Dissomaster program to estimate your monthly payment.

When Will You Need Services of a Family Law Firm?

We do not consult a family lawyer until we find ourselves trapped in problems which cannot be solved. It is better to have a trustworthy family lawyer so that when you come across such problems you don’t have to start worrying about finding the right law firm.

What Boston Divorce Attorneys Need To Tell You About the Latest Modifications in Alimony Legislation

In Sept. 2011, Governor Deval Patrick authorized the Alimony Reform Act. The conventions of this Act went live on March 1, 2012 – putting into place broad changes which significantly transformed existing Alimony Law. It’s been nearly 2 years after the fact, yet there still remain a number of concerns re: this Act, its influence on Alimony statutes, and what people entering into separation and divorce proceedings should be aware of. Allow me to share a few factors a Boston divorce lawyer must be revealing with their clientele.

Permanent Alimony Poised to Become a Thing of the Past

Governor Rick Scott is due to sign into law legislation recently passed in the Florida Congress that will end what used to be called “permanent alimony” and focus instead on what will be known as “durational support.” This durational support will only last for a certain durational time period.

Family Law Update: Queen’s Park Tries To Toughen Things Up

In response to public outrage about a few unusual incidents related to cases before the Family Courts, the Ontario Government has passed the Family Statute Amendment Act. It came into force on March 1, 2010 and it makes three changes to Ontario Family Law.

Child Custody and the Best Interests of the Child

When determining child custody matters, the ‘best interests of the child’ is now the most common statutory standard which is used by most states in the United States as the guiding principle which judges use to decide the outcome of these cases. It is also important to understand that these cases are frequently decided by negotiation between the parties but that the parties may independently apply the standard concerned to resolve the matter. There is also often a significant difference between the orders that are made by a court and the practical effect of these orders because the enforcement of…

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