How to protect your assets during a complicated divorce
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Lawyer Monthly
3w ago
Divorce can be an emotionally and financially draining process, particularly when it comes to the division of assets. In Ontario, the law aims to ensure a fair division, but “fair” doesn’t always mean equal. Knowing how to protect your assets during a complicated divorce requires an understanding of Ontario laws, strategic planning, and often, professional guidance from a skilled family lawyer and civil litigation lawyer in Toronto who understands how to navigate complex divisions of assets.  Understanding Ontario’s Family Law In Ontario, the division of property is governed by ..read more
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German-American Probate and Inheritance Law: Expert Insight
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Holger Siegwart
3w ago
Siegwart German American Law is a boutique law firm specializing in German Law, cross-border representation and cross-border litigation, providing comprehensive solutions to cross-border and foreign law issues for individual and corporate clients. Lawyer Monthly recently caught up with Holger Siegwart to discuss the settlement of estates and estate litigation in Germany for US-based heirs or claimants.   What is a cross-border estate?  The characteristic of a cross-border estate is that either the claimants and assets are located in different countries, or that a decedent leave ..read more
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Benefits of Collaborative Divorce and Mediation in Illinois 
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Nanette A. McCarthy
1M ago
How long have you been working with clients in Chicago in alternative dispute resolution – specifically collaborative divorce, and mediation?  While my entire 29-year career has been focused on the practice of family law, it was not until after about 10 years of practicing that I more adamantly focused on resolving issues outside of court. I would frame myself in those first 10 years as a young attorney trying to prove herself in a predominantly tough and masculine field where being called a pit bull was a compliment. It was not until I had plenty of courtroom experiences that I realized ..read more
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Collaborative Divorce in Nebraska
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Kristin DeJarlais
1M ago
Kristin, can you provide some insight into your route to law, experience, and expertise in the field of family law and when and why did you start providing collaborative divorce services?   At Veritas Legal Associates, our trio of attorneys is unified by a foundational commitment to justice and legal advocacy. My own foray into law began with a fascination for the complexities of family law, where I found personal relationships often deeply entangled with legal principles. This dedication earned me the CALI award in Family Law, and further drove me to actively participate in the Leg ..read more
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Resolving Family Conflicts: The Role of Family Lawyers
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Lawyer Monthly
1M ago
Introduction Family law encompasses a wide range of intensely personal legal issues involving spouses, parents, children, and extended family relationships. The decisions and outcomes of these cases can ripple through people’s lives for years to come. This is where family lawyers play a crucial role. They specialize in this sensitive area of law, navigating the complexities of statutes, court rulings, and procedures that directly impact the lives of their clients. Family lawyers offer more than just legal knowledge. They serve as guides through a confusing and often emotionally charged proces ..read more
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What is the best way to inform your spouse that you want a divorce?
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Lawyer Monthly
1M ago
Telling your spouse that you want separation from him or her is not easy; it’s the biggest challenge for anyone, whether there is a husband or wife. Both have to go through a lot of pain. Do not make decisions based on your emotions; instead, figure out what the issue is and, if the two of you can’t come up with a solution, seek the advice of trained professionals. The Coover Law Firm, LLC – Columbia MD Divorce Lawyer will lead you in the right direction. If they conclude that you have no prospect of getting back together, they will propose that you part ways. You have the right to ..read more
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How long does it take to adopt a child in the UK?
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Lawyer Monthly
2M ago
Adopting a child is an incredible and rewarding way to do this. All children deserve love and attention, especially from a young age. Adopted children will often have much better outcomes than if they were to stay with their biological families. Whatever your reason for adoption, whether it’s age, fertility issues, or the relationship you’re in – we’ll be discussing the entire process, including how long it takes to adopt a child in the UK. Considering Adoption Starting a family through adoption is a wonderful way to bring a child into your life. It’s a huge decision that shouldn’t be taken l ..read more
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3 Modern Trends in Child Custody Agreements
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Lawyer Monthly
2M ago
However, these cases have evolved, primarily due to changing people’s attitudes. Traditionally, determinations were majorly based on gender roles. Mothers were mainly awarded custody of their kids after separation. However, this is no longer the case, as modern custody cases focus more on the child’s best interests. Similarly, unlike before, when there were no formal agreements, modern custody issues are formalized in court. This makes it prudent for each party to hire a family law firm for guidance. Below are a few changes that have occurred to child custody arrangements. #1 – Join ..read more
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3 Ways Contingency Fee Law Firms Provide Equal Access to Justice
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Lawyer Monthly
2M ago
Fortunately, the American justice system can help, but only in criminal cases, where anyone has the right to counsel if they can’t afford it. If you’re facing a civil matter, however, there’s no such right. And if you’re a low-income American, like almost 50 million people across the nation, taking a civil case to court won’t just be difficult – it’ll be almost impossible due to the sheer cost of litigation, ramping up to $327 per hour on average in 2022. This discrepancy in the American legal system is failing an entire sector of low-income Americans who are more likely to experience a civil ..read more
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Texas Elder Law & Medicaid Planning
Lawyer Monthly » Family Law
by Andrew Palmer
2M ago
Texas law provides additional rights for citizens aged 60 and over. What are those rights and why were they introduced? Here in Texas, there are many benefits accessible to individuals over 60. These include additional property tax exemptions, discounts on utility bills, reduced vehicle registration costs, help with prescription drug costs, rides to doctor visits and meal delivery. Here in Texas, we have 28 local Area Agencies on Aging which provide assistance and counselling for individuals over the age of 65 and their families on locating and accessing these community services. They also ad ..read more
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