Broken Promises: Who Rightfully Owns The Ring?
30 January 2019
When an engagement falls through, many former fiances promptly give the engagement ring back. In fact, doing so seems to make the act of breaking up more concrete. In some cases, however, things don't resolve that smoothly. Read on to find out what could happen when a dispute arises over who rightfully owns the diamond engagement ring.
State Laws Affect the Disposition
There are at least three main legal models that deal with engagement ring ownership issues in various states.
Understanding Post-Secondary Child Support
21 December 2018
Child support is a concern many parents have when they divorce or go to court regarding custody or visitation. In some cases, a judge may award that one parent pays post-secondary child support. If you have never heard of this term, you might be confused about what this means.
Essentially, post-secondary child support is essentially court-ordered payments toward a child's expenses toward college, trade school, vocational school, or graduate school. Some parents agree that each will put money toward post-secondary educational expenses, but in some cases a judge orders it or it is part of a divorce settlement.
A Criminal Charge Could Be Grounds for Divorce
2 November 2018
Among the many different grounds for divorce, a spouse's brush with the law could potentially have you thinking about splitting up your marriage. If this is the case, you'll want to confer with a family and divorce attorney who can discuss your situation and help you to complete the paperwork to move forward. When it comes to a spouse's criminal charge leading to divorce, many people automatically think about spousal abuse.
How May Your Arrest Affect A Pending Custody Battle?
24 September 2018
Going through a bad breakup with (or divorce from) your child's other parent can be stressful even under the best of circumstances. From the hassle and expense of setting up a second household to the uncertainty of when you'll get to see your child again, this stress can sometimes lead to poor decision-making. If you're arrested and charged with a crime while a custody case is pending, will this alone prevent you from gaining the custody you seek?