During and after divorce, it can sometimes feel as though “happily ever after” will never be an option again. But this doesn’t have to be true. While divorce does mark the end of a marriage relationship, it does not mark the end of a thriving home and family life. When walking through a divorce, this…

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adoption attorney

The process of adoption often seems complicated even to those who are in the middle of the proceedings. Throughout adoption, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of necessary forms, the legal process, and lots of unknowns. Though hours of Internet research and support groups may play integral roles in your adoption journey, the…

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mediation

Are you getting ready to discuss a co-parenting plan with your ex-spouse? In many cases, the assistance of a mediator can help your entire family reach the best resolution. Mediators protect the interests of each family member and provide insight throughout the mediation process. Here are a few ways a dedicated mediation expert may be…

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grandparents divorce

When families go through divorce, children may feel confused, sad and uncertain while their parents work through the proceedings. Divorce is often a difficult experience for the entire family, but there are many things that can be done to maintain as much normalcy as possible. Grandparents, especially, may be uniquely positioned to provide extra stability…

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Adoption isn’t simple, and when inter-family relationships are involved, it can feel even more complicated. It doesn’t have to be, though! Family law attorneys like those of us here at Wagstaff Law Office guide families through the intricacies of inter-family adoption often. Here are three challenges you may encounter as you work through adoption proceedings.…

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While your relationship with your former spouse changes after the end of your marriage, any children you had together still love both of you as their parents. It can be difficult to adapt to a new lifestyle and a new way of communicating with each other after the divorce, for you and your kids. With…

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Shared custody, sometimes called shared parenting, isn’t easy for anyone, but if the judge granted both parents time with the children, you want to make it as easy on them as possible. There are some things you can do to help your children thrive in both homes. 1. Set Reasonable Exchange Times If your children…

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too late to establish paternity

In today’s world, there are many types of relationships and dynamics involved; as a result, it’s often beneficial to establish paternity. Although this is typically done when your baby is born, there are other ways to accomplish this after the baby’s birth. Why Establish Paternity? As the father of the baby, confirmation of paternity and…

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Sometimes there’s no question as to the parentage of a minor child and both parties acknowledge it. Other times it’s not so clear-cut. If you’re wondering if you should pursue the issue of establishing paternity, here are five reasons you should. Social Security and Veteran’s Benefits This benefits the child in the event of the…

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estate planning

When it comes to estate planning, a will is like the foundation for which you build upon. In many cases, our clients will ask us what the difference is between a trust and a will. Whether it’s prized possessions you wish to distribute equally among family members, guardianship of young children, or who you’d like…

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