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Benefits and Custody After a Military Divorce

Pain from losing someone you love is not easy to deal with, especially for those in the service. Maintaining a marriage is difficult enough while on active duty, making a divorce all that more challenging. Fortunately, there are many options available to active service members and their spouses. If you need help with a family law situation that involves someone in the military, you need counsel from an attorney who understands the complexities of military family law. Rights as an Active Service Member The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects active-duty service members. Usually, when one spouse files for divorce, the

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LGBT Divorce and Child Custody Proceedings

In 2015, the Supreme Court made the landmark decision to mandate that same-sex marriages were legal in the United States of America. From this decision, married LGBT couples were entitled to the same benefits that heterosexual couples have, such as Social Security benefits, tax exemption status, insurance benefits, and the right to make medical decisions or be present in the hospital for a spouse. Suddenly, couples that had been barred from being wed legally were flocking to courthouses across the country to say “I do” to their partners. It was and remains a joyous and important part of our nation’s

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Private Investigators in Cases of Family Law

For many people, private investigators are a facet of media imagination. Though they certainly make entertaining characters, they do exist in the real world. Private investigators play a large role in court cases, especially regarding family law issues. Because most people value their families more than anything else, it is not unusual to go to all lengths to protect them. For some people, that means hiring a private investigator to collect information on their spouse or child’s other parent. Because divorces often mean that two people are irreconcilably different, the reality is that many divorces end up in a contentious

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How Social Media Can Affect Your Case

Most everyone uses social media in some capacity or another. Whether you use your online platforms for professional reasons or for staying connected with friends, it’s important to understand the potential consequences of logging on. If you are involved in a legal battle, negotiations, or modifications of any kind, the content you post on your social media platforms could work against you in court. Many people unwittingly provide proof against themselves via social media, or at the very least provide the other side of the argument with compelling evidence that you are dishonest. Though this may seem impossible, social media

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Navigating Agreement Modifications

The phrase “things change” is a relatively vague and unhelpful one. Despite this, the sentiment holds true in nearly every aspect of our lives, even when it comes to the law. Though many people see the law as firm and rigid, there are many situations in which the law is as fluid as our lives are. When it comes to binding contracts, especially, there are situations where it is inappropriate to continue with the same terms and agreements after a situation has changed. It would be foolish, and in some cases illegal, to continue to follow an agreement that no

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What to Do When Your Ex Refuses to Pay Alimony or Child Support

When a couple divorces, their divorce order will likely include provisions for alimony, child support, or both. Both parties are beholden to the terms of their divorce order, and failure or refusal to pay alimony or child support as required by law carries severe penalties. If you are owed alimony or child support and your ex refuses to pay what they owe, you have several options for legal recourse. It’s best to work with a reliable family law attorney in this situation. Your legal counsel can help you decide which option is best for securing the alimony and/or child support

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Strategies For Family Law Illinois

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Strategies For Military Family Law

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