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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Divorce Attorney

Getting divorced can be stressful, which is why it’s important to hire an attorney who can help you throughout the process. Here are some questions that can guide you in choosing the right attorney: What’s the best way to achieve what I want? List the things you want to achieve. This may include property...

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Sealing a Criminal Record in NY: What You Need to Know

Each state has its own laws and definitions of expungement. The state of New York does not allow for expunging criminal records. Understanding the advantages and the ways to seal a record allows one to get a job or at least move the process further without having to worry about their background affecting an employer’s decision. When people plan to expunge a criminal record in New York, they would have to settle for having it sealed. Advantages of Criminal Record Sealing Sealing a criminal record is not the same as having it erased, but some people can view it under particular circumstances,...

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Sextortion, Swatting, and Doxing: New Bill Will Combat the Rise of Cyber Crimes

Internet users won’t have to worry about not being able to do anything about Internet harassment and other untoward sexual advances online for long. A new bill by three US representatives, called the Online Safety Modernization Act, will soon outlaw improper online behavior, including sextortion, doxing, and swatting. Deigning them as new crimes, the new bill will focus on the local and federal enforcement of the cyber crimes, promoting the safety of users on the digital platform. Keeping Up with the Age of Smartphones and Snapchat The world is growing more digitally connected with each...

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Proposal Aims to Prevent Contested Adoptions Among Birth Fathers

A proposed legislation would provide more protection for birth fathers and foster families in the U.S., as it would prevent contested adoptions from the former. U.S. House Reps. Vicky Hartzler and Annie Kuster introduced the Permanency for Children Act or HR-3092. It primarily aims to notify birth fathers when birth mothers intend to renounce their rights to unborn or newborn children. Paternal Registry The bill involves the integration of the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) with the voluntary responsible fatherhood registries in 34 states in the country. This would make locating absent...

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Divorce Attorney

Getting divorced can be stressful, which is why it’s important to hire an attorney who can help you throughout the process. Here are some questions that can guide you in choosing the right attorney: What’s the best way to achieve what I want? List the things you want to achieve. This may include property distribution, child support, custody, and alimony or spousal support. Your child custody...

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3 Health Effects to Prepare for When Going Through a Divorce

Based on studies, between 40% and 50% of married couples in the U.S. end up getting a divorce. The sad reality is that divorce has become quite a routine in many countries, not just in the U.S. While there are many good divorce attorneys in each state to help you with the proceedings, Keith, Shapiro, & Ford and other known experts in the field say that there are health impacts you also need...

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Avoiding the Unforeseen Pitfalls of Divorce

Divorce is complicated even if you and your partner anticipate an amicable dissolution. The financial and emotional trials you are about to face will make divorce one of the most challenging things you have to overcome.Most people get blindsided when they consult with their family law attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that they forget to use necessary steps to prepare. These tips could help...