What does it mean when I sign a release?

This article is from Steve Goldman, a Chicago criminal defense attorney who also practices personal injury. Personal injury cases are settled every day in Chicago. An insurance company's adjuster or defense attorney and the injured party'.. Read More

How Do Depositions Work?

This article is from Marc Albert, a fellow Long Island lawyer. When going to court, you have the ability and the right to collect as much information as possible about the situation at hand before going in front of a judge. There are many ways you .. Read More

How to get an Annulment

You can get an annulment if you want to have a court get involved, and declare that the marriage isn't valid. Hypothetically, you can petition for an annulment when you first get married. There are five main reasons why you can ask for a marriage to be annulled.Read More

Who pays for the divorce?

Contested divorces can cost ten's of thousands of dollars. Many couples run into financial problems, financing this fight. Simple, uncontested divorce - can cost a trivial few thousands dollars. Unfortunately, contested divorces require court appearances, and tons of back and forth with your atto.. Read More

Is a child considered to be illegitimate if the marriage is annulled?

An annulment has no effect on the legitimacy of a child, born from a union. Children are legitimate, or illegitimate, based on their DNA and blood. The legitimacy of a child isn't based on whether a marriage is annulled or not. Most of the time when an annulment is given, the children from the ma.. Read More

Can we continue to live in the same house if we’re separated?

Spouses often get separated, but live in the same house. Getting different houses is just too costly. Reasons for such a decision can be complicated - typically it's because of financial reasons, or because you want to remain close to your children. In some cases, if your child has a handicap/dis.. Read More

Can a separation be used as grounds for divorce?

Separation is a vague term. It's used in all sorts of different ways. There are numerous types of separations. It's important to know the differences - because the type of separation you choose can impact things like property rights. It can also impact whether you can get a divorce or not. The fo.. Read More

What if I can’t afford to pay my lawyer up front?

It depends on your situation. Many lawyers demand up front payment because they want to protect themselves before beginning work work for a client. They'll typically discuss all the expected costs, and make sure everyone understands everything. A lawyer take a retainer up front, especially for cl.. Read More

What can I take if I move out before our divorce is finalized?

The #1 reaction most people when they are going through a divorce, is to leave the home they are sharing with their ex. It's tempting to leave everything - but you have to be smart. You are convinced that moving out will make life easier, and that it will make your divorce easier. However, before.. Read More

How will I be notified if he files for a legal separation?

In most cases, if your spouse files for a legal separation, you will be notified by the spouse unless there are some domestic abuse issues or other problems. For those cases, a certified family law mediator will step up and take care of the separation documents. They can also help you to ne.. Read More

How will I be notified if he files for a legal separation?

In most cases, if your spouse files for a legal separation, you will be notified by the spouse unless there are some domestic abuse issues or other problems. For those cases, a certified family law mediator will step up and take care of the separation documents. They can also help you to ne.. Read More

Can I use my maiden name while I’m separated?

I am often asked during initial interviews with my divorce clients whether they can (or should) go back to using their maiden names during the period that they are separated from their spouse but not yet divorced. For many of these women, reverting back to their maiden name has emotional si.. Read More

Can our marriage be annulled if he has been deported?

Can a person receive an annulment of marriage simply because the other spouse has been deported? The short answer is no. Marriages can end in divorce or annulment, and it’s easy to get the two confused. Divorce is a legal proceeding that ends the marriage, but both parties ack.. Read More