Category Archives : Family Law

  • Who Should Consider a Postnuptial Agreement?

    Posted on February 10, 2021 by Chris N. Little

    Both pre-and postnuptial agreements can protect married spouses if their marriage ends in divorce. Even if you didn’t have a prenuptial agreement, you could always make a postnuptial one. Speak to a family lawyer to determine if one might be right for you. While prenuptial agreements or prenups can only be drafted and signed before a couple ties the knot, a married couple can enter into a postnuptial agreement after they are legally wed. Ju...

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  • How Mediation Can Help Your Divorce

    Posted on January 27, 2021 by Chris N. Little

    In order to get a divorce final, there are many ways to reach a divorce settlement and file an uncontested divorce. One of them is to go through divorce mediation. This process can help both spouses determine their needs and get the most important ones met.  When you decide you want to get divorced, there’s more than one way to reach an outcome. However, some are more successful than others. Some couples file a contested divorce to let the...

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  • What Issues Can You Address in a Prenup?

    Posted on December 16, 2020 by Chris N. Little

    Prenuptial agreements used to have negative connotations, but recently more couples are choosing to use them. With a prenup, you can determine with your future spouse how certain assets, debts, or other marital issues will be dealt with if you pursue a divorce. Studies show that more couples are opting for prenuptial or prenup agreements than ever before. If you will soon be walking down the aisle, you might be wondering what can be included ...

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  • How Mediation Might Speed Up the Divorce Process

    Posted on December 2, 2020 by Chris N. Little

    Each divorce is unique, but there's no doubt that divorces are easier when spouses can agree on the terms. If you need help reaching an agreement, mediation might be a viable option for you. It also speeds up the divorce process. Divorce is a stressful and emotional time for most couples. However, with the help of a professional mediator and experienced Aurora mediation lawyers, the process can be less taxing on everyone involved. One aspect ...

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  • When Can You Reduce Spousal Support?

    Posted on November 4, 2020 by Chris N. Little

    After your divorce is complete, there may be life circumstances that change your financial abilities. Thankfully, you have the right to request that the court reduce the amount of spousal support you pay in certain situations. An attorney can assist you with this task to ensure your rights are protected. Divorce decrees are intended to be final, but, in some instances, family courts will allow either party to petition for a change in alimony,...

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  • Requirements for a Prenup to Be Enforceable

    Posted on October 26, 2020 by Chris N. Little

    Prenuptial agreements are highly effective tools used to determine the outcome of certain financial issues should the marriage end. While you can make a prenup agreement without legal representation, it isn’t advisable to do so as it could be unenforceable.  Prenuptial agreements have risen in popularity over the past several decades. When done correctly, they are enforceable by the court and can save couples time and expense if they ever ...

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