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Having Children Out Of Wedlock

I have been asked what rights each parent has if the child is born out of wedlock. Once upon a time it was unheard of to have children when a couple was not married. It was frowned upon; it was considered to be a “sin.” It was not that long ago when babies followed...

Spousal Support & Cohabiting

Spousal support is often the largest financial obligation you will incur as part of your divorce. Cohabitation refers to a couple living together in a romantic relationship without the benefits of marriage. In the aftermath of a divorce, if you move in with your...

Mediation vs. Litigation: Child Support

Unlike other family law issues, child support orders tend to be fairly straightforward. Over time circumstances may change and child support may need to be modified. The parent requesting the modification may choose to pursue litigation or mediation. Which is the...

Does Divorce Make You Happy?

Most people that are in a bad marriage believe they have only two choices: Stay married and continue to be miserable Get a divorce and be happy. A recent study conducted at the University of Chicago found no evidence that unhappily married couples who divorced were...

Foster Care & Adoption

There are many displaced children in America – children who go from home to home through the foster care system – looking for a little love and attention – a place that’s safe – and someone who cares. Are you a foster parent who has a desire to grow your family...