Family Law Basics

Whether you’re interested in learning more about appointing a legal guardian, protecting your rights as a parent, or learning about laws that affect you as a spouse, parent, or grandparent, you can find it in Family Law Basics.

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When you sign up for a life insurance policy or a retirement account, you name a beneficiary to receive the proceeds of the policy when the policyholder dies. But what happens if you forget to change your beneficiary as your life changes? You might be surprised by the answer. more...

One of the most hotly contested issues in divorce proceedings is the division of property and assets, but few couples consider what will happen to their debt if they decide to go separate ways. Debt division is extremely important, though, since outstanding bills must be factored into any determination of a couple’s net worth.  more...

A recent study concluded that while the vast majority of married couples who separate will eventually divorce (within three years), approximately 15% remain separated indefinitely, even past the 10-year mark.

Why would a couple choose to do this? Or, to put it another way, are there actually advantages to long-term separation over divorce?

More on the Study’s Findings more...

Can you be held responsible if your kid is a bully? More and more states are enacting strict anti-bullying laws like "Phoebe's Law" in Massachusetts, named for a 15-year-old girl who killed herself after being bullied. These changes in the law may make parents wonder about their legal responsibilities for their children's behavior—and rightfully so. more...