When you're going to get a divorce, one of the things that you have to determine is who owns what. Marital property is primarily property that you have gained during your marriage, but there are some items, like items you had before your marriage, that may be marital property now or still be considered yours alone.
For parents who are incarcerated, a new plan to reform child support payment rules could be beneficial. According to the news from Oct.16, the president has been looking at child support payments and how they become a crippling debt for those who are incarcerated.
If you're worried about child custody arrangements and are concerned your child may be taken, you're not alone. Many parents have this fear, and with the right support and evidence, your attorney can make a case to the court to restrict visitation or custody rights.
During a separation, child custody rights are every bit as important as after a divorce. Typically, child custody rights and issues are resolved as part of divorce proceedings, but if you're only separated, that can be a challenge. If you and your spouse separate, you can make child custody decisions on your own, work through mediation, or get the help of your attorneys to determine a good parenting plan until the case goes to court; if you have a plan you agree on, you may get the court to put it into place permanently.
David Silver teaches The Legal Environment of Business in ECU's Department of Finance. Dave is also a Partner with The Graham.Nuckolls.Conner Law Firm in Greenville, NC, concentrating in Elder Law