Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español. Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. Even things that we take for granted have to be thought through carefully. Our office has had inquiries from concerned parents about how to handle child visitation during covid-19. Understand that whatever court orders you have now are still in effect. This includes custody and visitation … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #18: Child Visitation During Covid-19
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An adult person who wishes to be adopted may do so, and an adult adoption is generally simpler and quicker than the adoption of a minor child. This is because an adult can consent to his/her own adoption, and does not have to get the biological parent’s permission. An adult adoption may include a name change for the adoptee, but it doesn’t have to. The final and legal effect of an adult … [Read more...] about Adult Adoption or Simple Name Change?
WARNING! Joining in the refinancing of a home previously owned by your spouse or significant other does not guarantee that you actually “own” part of the house. Signing the Promissory Note DOES mean that you are legally responsible to pay the mortgage on the property. However, it does NOT mean that the property is automatically in your name, or that if your spouse dies you will automatically … [Read more...] about The Risks of Refinancing Your Home With Your Spouse or Partner
Divorce is difficult and emotionally taxing, even when the economy is stable. Added to the already overwhelming financial stress that some families are already experiencing, it can seem like an insurmountable burden. Divorce and business downsizing have a lot in common. In both processes the principals involved must analyze their assets and debts, strengths and weaknesses. In both … [Read more...] about Divorce and Downsizing in Difficult Economic Times