You've undoubtedly seen countless television dramas where a suspect is cuffed and "read their rights," beginning with those memorable words, "You have the right to remain silent." Many of us, however, probably don't really understand what those words mean. These words, known as the Miranda warning, must be spoken to anyone about to be arrested and must be conveyed before they are questioned. A somewhat puzzling situation can occur, however, when a suspect is being questioned at a police station, but has not actually been arrested.
A court divorce, or litigated divorce, is the most highly publicized type and the one that the media loves because there's so much fighting and drama going on. But court cases are enormously expensive and can have very negative effects on children and their relationships with their parents, and to save your children from that (and spare your budget from collapse) you may wish to choose some other type of divorce. Here are three things you'll need to have in place in order to settle the divorce without a judge.
Have you suffered a disability that will prevent you from going back to work? If so, you should apply for SSI benefits. These benefits are provided to those who are no longer able to make a living due to a debilitating illness or injury. However, it can be very hard to win an initial SSI claim. Many initial cases are denied and will require an attorney to push for your benefits.
It's only natural to be stressed and emotionally fragile during your divorce, but keeping your head clear when it comes to making financial decisions could make a positive impact for some time to come. You can take some steps right now, while you and your spouse are still negotiating your divorce agreement. Be sure to take some time to consider the impact that making these 3 mistakes could have on you and your childrens' future.
Dividing assets is often one of the more time-consuming parts of getting a divorce, and it can be one of the more distressing if there are a lot of fights around a particular item. Many people focus on things like the house, the cars, the pets, and so on, but there are other items that need to be taken care of quickly so you can get them off your plate. Things like second homes, timeshares, season tickets, and so on eventually have to be dealt with.