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It’s always a sinking feeling—mostly in the wallet—when you realize that you need the advice of a lawyer. Legal representation doesn’t come cheap, but luckily there are some options you can explore that will leave your wallet if not as heavy, then only slightly lighter. There are a few ways to get legal advice nowadays. You can ask questions online, tap into digital and paper archives, or you can get in touch with a lawyer online. These are all viable and will all take varying levels of effort and time management from you. As...

Many single mothers rely on child support for additional money each month after a divorce, especially if they weren’t working before, or have lost their job, or need to stay at home with the kids instead of looking for other work. Unfortunately, anything to do with child support or money will often add even more tension to a situation that’s already difficult. That’s why every state has laws and regulations set up to make sure single parents get the support they need for their children. Here’s how to apply for child...

Protecting your child from harm is something you’ve always focused on. Whether it’s been by putting up a baby gate, making sure cupboards and doors are locked, strapping her into a car seat, or dressing him warmly before letting him out to play, you’ve done your best to make sure that your child is safe from physical harm. That might even be one of the reasons you’ve decided to get divorced or separate from your partner. However, during the process of divorce and the long-term decisions surrounding custody and visitation,...

When you’re getting divorced, there are so many emotional issues that come up that you need to handle. It’s hard keeping a clear head, managing changes in your home and life, protecting your children, and still trying to make the best decisions. When you start getting into arguments about custody, things can get really bad for you, and for your whole family. However, this is a critically important part of any divorce or separation. What you say, do, and sometimes even think may change the outcome of the court’s decision....