Divorce is rarely pretty, especially when it comes time to divide the marital assets. If you or your spouse has a 401k retirement plan, the funds that have accumulated are fair game for the settlement. You have legal claim to your spouse's retirement funds, just as he or she has legal claim to yours. The best way to reach an equitable agreement where retirement funds are concerned is to do your research ahead of time so you have a clear understanding of the rules and regulations regarding splitting up a 401k in the event of a divorce:
What do you do if your spouse takes your children out of the U.S. and won't return them? You may believe that your spouse is planning to divorce you and trying to go forum shopping, looking for a court that will grant him or her exclusive custody of the kids and cut you off from them entirely. If he or she was born in the other country or has strong family ties there, you might be right.
Sometimes parents become their own worst enemies when they're in the middle of an ugly custody battle. If you and your ex are fighting for custody of your child, you need to understand two things very well: how the judge decides who gets custody and how not to destroy your own case.
Who gets custody and why?
Ultimately, judges award custody based on what they believe to be in a child's "
Starting a family is a dream many young couples across the United States share. For those who are unable to conceive naturally, one way to add a child to the family is through artificial insemination.
If you are thinking of investing in artificial insemination in the near future, here are three potential legal issues you will need to be aware of.
1. Complications receiving child support in the event of a divorce.
Is someone saying that you have a child? If you don't think you are the father, then you need to consider a paternity test. If someone else is saying that they are the father of a baby that you believe to be yours, a paternity test is also needed. If a test is performed and you believe that the paternity is inaccurate, you will want to challenge the results. Essentially, there are three primary ways in which you can challenge a paternity test.