In our last post, we began looking at the issue of dividing the family home in divorce. As we noted, both couples who cannot agree on who will take the family home can experience complications, not only with determining who has the right to take possession of the home, but also whether both or either party is financially capable to taking sole ownership of the home.
The two most important issues that have to be dealt with in the divorce process are child custody and property division. One area where both of these issues can intersect is with the disposition of the family home. For most couples, the family home most important asset they have to their name, and determining how the property should be handled can be a contentious matter.
In our last post, we began looking in a general way at the adoption process here in Washington. As we noted last time, each adoption case involves its own unique issues, even if the general process and goal is the same. Having an experienced attorney to guide one through the process can help ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
Adoption is a big decision, regardless of the circumstances, and it is important for anybody consideration an adoption to understand the process and how an attorney can assist. There are a variety of types of adoption, and these include: those which go through the Department of Social and Health Services; those which go through private agencies; independent adoptions; and step-parent and adult adoptions.
Many of our readers have heard by now of the impending divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Like any couple, they celebrities care for their children, and so custody is bound to be a significant issue in their divorce. That this is the case is evident in the fact that all six of their children—including the three children the couple adopted— are listed on the petition with both celebrities listed as the mother and father.
Children are expensive, and it's unfair when one parent is not doing his or her share to help with the kid's expenses, even with a child support agreement in place. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to collect support payments that are in arrears.