Legal Name Change

Legal Name Change

Why (and How) Some Choose to Get a Legal Name Change What do Charlie Sheen, Faith Hill and Elton John have in common? They each got a legal name change their name. Celebrities ranging from Katy Perry to Whoopi Goldberg changed their names to something that they deemed...
Child Support: What Happens if I Don’t Pay?

Child Support: What Happens if I Don’t Pay?

Understanding the Consequences of Child Support Arrearages Like any good parent, you are doubtlessly committed to supporting your child throughout his/her life. Divorce does not end your obligation to financially support your kids, but it may complicate it...
Preparing for Child Custody Mediation

Preparing for Child Custody Mediation

Learn what you can do to take the stress out of upcoming child custody mediation There’s no getting around the fact that child custody mediation is a stressful process, but when handled correctly from the beginning, it can be an invaluable tool for planning a better...
Legal Separation and Divorce

Legal Separation and Divorce

A subtle distinction that could affect your family in a big way Are you going through a trying period in your marriage? If so, you may be thinking about the dramatic but perhaps warranted step of legal separation from or divorcing your spouse. Before you make any...
5 Child Custody Considerations

5 Child Custody Considerations

Informed parents are good parents Family law is a broad area of the legal sphere that pertains to millions of American parents and children. One of the most important subsets of family law is child custody, the laws surrounding which vary from state to state. If...
How Do You Modify Child Support?

How Do You Modify Child Support?

Planning for a future that’s far from certain As you get ready to finalize your divorce with your former spouse, you probably aren’t thinking ahead to a time when you’ll need to revisit the trying, emotionally fraught separation process....