Do Character Witnesses Matter in Family Law Cases?

Expert witnesses play a significant part in most divorce and family law cases, which leads people to discuss the significance in character witnesses. Do they help? This question leads to an important and necessary discussion. It’s very common that often parties come to their divorce or family law attorney with a character witness already in mind. In a divorce case, a character witness may be a party who testifies about the moral fitness or personal qualities of a party to a divorce. But in some jurisdictions, a character witness in a divorce case cannot be a family member. Rather, the


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Nobody ever said starting a new chapter was going to be easy. Whether you’re making changes in your personal or professional life, these smart tips can help you rewrite your story. Read on for ways to navigate the road to independence. Be a Financial Pro Need help managing your money and your budget? From the makers of Turbotax and Quicken, Intuit’s Mint app can help you with money management, bill pay, budgeting and more. The tool even allows you to effortlessly monitor your credit score from your personal devices or smartphone. This free app is easy to set up, and


Prioritizing what is important

Issues in a Divorce and Family Law Matter In divorce, there can be many substantive issues in play for each of the parties. In a divorce for example, parties could potentially have issues like custody, child support and property and debt division to work through. These can be tough, but critical issues that have to be settled because of their importance to the parties. But in order to settle a divorce or family law matter, an agreement on all these substantive issues have to be reached for the case to finish. This can be tough for a lot of parties


Divorce Does Not Need To Be An Emotional Rollercoaster

Thousands upon thousands of words of case law have been written regulating the specifics of divorce, but they may not effect the emotions attached to negotiating the end of your marriage. The psychological and emotion components of the process are what make a divorce a nightmare. Grief, fear, and anger all mix to make even the easiest of decisions a battle. Before you can have a successful and amiable separation, you need to understand your own mind and heart. Stages Of Grief You may have heard this before, but it is worth repeating. No matter how bad your marriage may


Breaking the News to Mom & Dad and the In-Laws That You are Divorcing

Maybe your parents and in-laws have suspected that all is not right with your marriage. Maybe they have offered advice along the way. Now, no matter what, the decision is official and it’s time to break the unpleasant news that you are divorcing. Hopefully, they will accept the news gracefully and offer support and understanding, but the prospect of divorce facing one of their offspring may trigger unpleasant emotions including finger-pointing about “what went wrong”. Depending on your relationship with your spouse or soon-to-be ex, you may wish to break the news together or separately and to tell both parents


4 Ways to Reduce Stress While You’re Going Through a Lawsuit

As a working parent, you probably already feel like you spend most days trying to keep as many figurative balls in the air as possible. Balancing the needs of your family while keeping your boss and clients happy can be tricky under the best of circumstances. Add the stresses of a pending family law case, and you might feel like your already-full schedule is rapidly reaching its breaking point. The following four tips can help cut down on stress while balancing work, family and a lawsuit: 1. Be sure you have great legal counsel One of the best ways to


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