Covid 19 Tip #1: Things are changing rapidly. How can we better protect our children during this time of crisis? What if a child needs to be temporarily taken care of by another family member or a friend? If you are a parent of a child, have you thought about what will happen if you become ill? What if you are a first responder who gets stuck at work, is forced to travel, or finds they have … [Read more...] about Giving Legal Authority to Temporarily Take Care of Children During Covid-19
It is very important o keep a copy of your certified, stamped, final orders in a divorce, child support, or modification case. Make sure you have the exact copy of the orders as they were entered into the court and signed by the judge. You should have an original that you put away for safekeeping and you should also have a photocopy handy that you can look at anytime you need to. Follow what is … [Read more...] about Get and Keep a Copy of Your Final Orders in Divorce, Modification or Paternity
As we near graduation season, some might wonder how they can bear to be around the person they are divorcing or divorced from. Don't let legal squabbles spoil this important milestone for your child. Now is an important time to draw your graduating children a little closer. Things are coming to an end sooner than we might like. Taking the time to enjoy what time left you have with your child … [Read more...] about Divorce vs. Graduation: Don’t Let Legal Battles Interfere with Your Child’s Enjoyment of Graduation!
If you are making a will for the first time (or updating one for the first time in a long time), this handy list will help guide you. No matter how small or large your estate, the answers to these questions are important. Who will be the ultimate beneficiary of most or all of your estate? What if the person(s) in item #1 dies before you do? Who will get their portion? What "special … [Read more...] about Decisions to Make About Your Will and Estate Plan
If you are about to have your will drafted, you will need to choose someone to be your Executor. Depending upon the situation, you may also need to choose someone to be a Trustee of a trust, or be a Guardian to your minor children. The same person may serve in all of these roles, or there may be two or three different people chosen by you. It is a very good idea to approach the person first … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Someone about Being Executor (or Guardian, or Trustee) in Your Will