When starting a complex legal process like a divorce, the location of the court deciding the case is often overlooked by both parties that are eager to get the more important details worked out. In fact, venue is a word rarely used for legal proceedings, but a good legal venue is just as important as the right setting for a rock concert or orchestra performance. Discover what a venue is in relation to a divorce case and why it matters.
Getting divorced can be one of the hardest things you may ever go through in life, but a divorce is even tougher when it comes down to a custody battle. If you and your spouse are having problems agreeing on how to handle the custody issues of your children, the court will decide for you. If you feel that the court's decision to give your spouse the children is not right, you will need to fight to get the kids back.
If you recently had a child with a man you are not married to, you have the right to collect child support for this child if you are no longer with the man. Because you are not married, you will have to go through the process of proving paternity before the court will order him to pay child support, and this will be the one challenge you must complete in order to achieve your goal.
As you are sitting in a law firm waiting to discuss your divorce case with a family law attorney, you may wonder why you ever agreed to sign a prenuptial agreement. While prenuptial agreements are legally binding documents, there is a chance that an attorney might be able to help you fight yours during your divorce. Fighting a prenup can be difficult, unless your lawyer can prove there is a valid reason that the prenup is not legally binding.
When you were younger, your parents may have advised you not to "fall in with a bad crowd" for fear of being caught in the legal crossfire often associated with juvenile delinquency. If you've recently been arrested for drug possession after the police search of a friend's vehicle, you may be starting to see the wisdom of this advice. Fortunately, there are several legal defenses you may be able to assert in order to avoid a criminal conviction for drug possession.