When to file a strategic counter-petition for divorce?

Normally, to start a divorce, one spouse would file a “Petition for Divorce” and serve it upon the other. When that happens, the responding spouse would typically file what is known as an “Answer” to that petition. In this answer, one would generally deny the allegations of the petition as a purely defensive measure. However,…

WHY IS IT EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO HAVE A WILL, AT ANY AGE?

A will can simply be explained as a ‘desire, choice, willingness, wish etc.’ of a person. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a ‘Will refers to a legal declaration of a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death.​1​ Thus legally, a will is a declaration wherein a person…

The Concept of Guardianship and its Importance

Guardianship in ordinary discernment refers to a position capable of protecting or guarding. The Oxford learner dictionary defines guardianship as the state or position of being responsible for somebody or something.​¹​ The concept of guardianship holds a very important position in law. It can be defined as a legal obligation imposed upon a person, to…

Estate Planning 101

Planning ahead of your death can be one of the most beneficial things you do for your family and friends. By creating a full and thorough estate plan, you have the ability to transfer your assets to your loved ones beyond death. An estate plan consists of a variety of documents and aspects that permit…

How a spouse’s bankruptcy impacts other lawsuits?

What happens the moment bankruptcy is filed?  Mayur Amin, J.D. Unless exempted by law, the filing of a bankruptcy petition will impose an automatic stay on any legal action against a debtor and his/her property. For purposes of this article, we will assume that the “debtor” filing for bankruptcy is going to be your spouse…

The Basics of Maternity Leave

There comes a time in everyone’s lives, where they want to start a family. But how do mothers manage childbirth and caring for a newborn, along with their job? Shouldn’t mothers be nervous that they may get terminated from their position because they have to take a couple weeks off to care for their child?…