When you are getting divorced, your spouse may say something to you or to someone else that could help you prove allegations or give you an advantage in your legal case. In order to avoid a he-said,she-said scenario, you might be tempted to record the conversation. After all, we all have recording devices in our pockets these days, and it is all too easy to get a recording of a conversation. However, is it legal to do this?(more…)
What is Family Law?
Family law is the area of law that deals with the legal relationships between family members. Some examples of matters that fall within the definition of family law include divorce, adoption, separation,child custody, child support, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Some areas of family law overlap with other areas of law. For example, establishing a guardian for your minor children through a will involves both estate planning and family law.(more…)
There are situations in which you know your marriage is not salvageable yet you and your spouse do not want to legally dissolve the marriage. This could be due to religious beliefs, tax purposes,health insurance purposes, or other personal reasons. However, if you and your spouse plan to live permanently apart for an extended period of time, it is important to resolve several issues, many of which are highly similar to the divorce process.(more…)