There are many ways to make a family, and one way is to form a blended family when one or both spouses have children from previous relationships. Besides the emotional benefits of one spouse becoming the legal parent of the other spouse’s child, there are also significant legal advantages, including the right to make important decisions for the child such as decisions on education and medical care.
Divorce is a difficult prospect to face even under the best of circumstances when spouses agree to part amicably. But when one spouse has been the victim of years of gaslighting by the other, leaving a toxic marriage becomes even more challenging.
If you’ve ever hit the internet searching for a lawyer to represent your interests in a personal injury case, wrongful death action, or divorce and/or child custody agreement, you may have noticed that the majority of family attorneys and personal injury attorneys offer a “free consultation” or a “free evaluation.’
If you are thinking about a legal dispute, you are probably thinking of the case being resolved in a court room. However, most cases are resolved before a trial ever occurs, either through a settlement or alternate dispute resolution (ADR).