The Internet has made it easier than ever to get legal services in a variety of practice areas. Some states make it even easier for divorcing couples by allowing options for filing for divorce online. Additionally, some states have expanded their options for conducting legal business over the phone and internet due to the
About Valerie Keene, J.D.Valerie Keene graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law, was a finalist in the 2014 National Moot Court Competition, and participated in the Arkansas Law Review. She is a licensed attorney who primarily practices family law and estate planning. She is a regular contributor to several legal sites and her prolific writing career has focused on law, finance and business.
Divorce is an emotionally devastating time. Compounding the emotional distress are additional challenges brought on by divorce, including worrying about health insurance. Many people are tied to their spouse’s insurance from work, so when they get a divorce they worry about how they will protect their health to treat a chronic condition or what
Legal separation is a process in which a married couple formally separates in a way that the court recognizes. Legal separation has many legal implications and is different from a divorce because the couple is still technically married. Read on to learn about the differences between legal separation and divorce. Why Separation? In some
Lawmakers understand the importance of providing financial support to a child and not having a child’s financial circumstances be different just because their parents are no longer together. Therefore, they have established specific guidelines and rules regarding child support. Child support often covers the basic needs of a child, including funds to help pay
What Is Alimony? (Spousal Support) Alimony, or spousal support, is financial support that one spouse pays to another spouse, usually because the resource or earning capacity of the spouses is quite different. Alimony can be paid as a lump sum or paid on an ongoing basis. The amount and duration of alimony payments is