Etiquette In The Courtroom For Persons Unfamiliar With Family Law Court Procedures

Over the years as a Guardian ad Litem and Private Investigator I have testified at least a thousand times during family law bench and jury trials. I have seen my share of good lawyers, bad lawyers, and pro se litigants. This article is for those of you who dare to represent yourselves during court and for persons unfamiliar with the court process and etiquette. I realize that representing yourself or going to court for your first time can be a daunting and a terrifying experience, but it can be done…

Family Law, Divorce and Custody

Divorce and separation is a stressful and upsetting time for every child involved no matter how old they are. Even adults whose parents decide to separate after a number of years can still be traumatised by the events. And what makes matters worse is that the legal system in this country is not set up properly to deal with custody battle in a number of situations. When one parent decides that they want to move far away from the family home and take the child with them, the justice system…

Communication and Conversation, April 6-9, 2020, St. Mary’s University @AISB_soc

From Dr Yasemin J. Erden, AISB Vice Chair, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, St Mary’s University AISB20: Communication and Conversation, 6 – 9 April 2020, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, UK The society for the study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (the AISB) annual convention will be held at St Mary’s University, Twickenham in London, UK from 6 – 9 April 2020.  This year the theme broadly covers topics in language, communication and conversation, though there will be a range of symposia covering a range of topics in philosophy, AI, computing, etc.…

Forgiveness in Marriage – 5 Biblical Aspects You Should Know

I talk a lot about forgiveness in marriage and relationships. Why? Because without forgiving those who have wronged us, we will never be able to forget the wrong either. And when I say, "forget", I mean in the sense that the wrong will never be brought up again to hurt or otherwise abuse our spouse with. 1. Forgiveness is the first step in repairing / restoring relationship "But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who…

What is a Prenuptial Agreement – And Who Needs One?

A prenuptial agreement is essentially a legally binding agreement made before a couple gets married or enters into a civil partnership. The agreement deals with what should happen to assets of the couple in the event of divorce, though various additions can also be made including provisions and recommendations for alimony and the division of property. Prenuptial contracts often go by alternate names, such as ante nuptial agreements or premarital agreements; however, the usage is the same. The popularity of prenuptial agreements has increased since the turn of the 21st…

Divorce Secrets – Save Thousands on Your Divorce Legally

Divorce is considered stressful enough, two people involved who once loved each other and now hate each other. Divorce is not a single event but a series of losses, transitions, and family reorganizations, inevitably brings about a number of changes that range from emotional to economic. Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage, In some states is called dissolution of marriage. Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences you will ever face. The decision to end a marriage is not an easy one, and often it is accompanied…

Canada: What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

What is an Uncontested Divorce? An uncontested divorce (also called a No Contest Divorce) is a situation in which the parties agree to divorce and to all issues related to: The division of property, assets, and debts; Custody, access and support of children; and Spousal support. The custody, access and support of dependent children must be included in a divorce application. An application can be made before the courts to sever relief concerning children from the divorce application; however, this is normally only done in a contested situation. The division…

Deciding Which Way to Go: Fault Vs No-Fault Divorce

If you are the first person to file for divorce, you have to choose whether you wish to file a "fault" or "no-fault" divorce. If your spouse files first you may file a counter-petition for divorce and choose the basis for divorce. There are advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of divorce. You should carefully consider your options and know the potential journey you face with each type and decide which is best for your situation. Fault-based divorces have been around for many years. Years ago, couples were only…

Why Women Keep Their Married Name After Divorce

Most women change their last names to their new husband's upon their marriage. What happens if you divorce? Do you keep his name or revert back to your maiden name? Increasingly, women are also choosing a brand new last name. It's a highly personal choice, with many women choosing to keep their married name. Naturally, this depends on the circumstances of the divorce. There are usually three reasons to keep his surname: The Kids Have the Same Name If children were born within the marriage, it's likely they have his…

How Professional Law Firms Can Settle Down Your Family Issues Peacefully?

How professional law firms can settle down your family issues peacefully is a question that many do not understand till now. There could be problems arising in a family and at times people do not have the patience to resolve it. In such a situation many families want an impartial arbitrator to mediate between them. The intervention of a professional law firm becomes indispensable under such circumstances. There are a lot of family issues for lawyers to deal with. Some of the problems are like divorce, custody of a child,…