As you may expect, emotions will always run high following the death of a loved one. Family members and friends will all come together to mourn the passing, of course, but they will also be focused to a certain extent on the estate of the deceased. Sometimes, when the will is first read, the unexpected may happen. The individual may have left out someone who may have expected to be a beneficiary, or have given much of their estate to an unexpected third party.
When a relative dies and you are left with the job of sorting out their estate and financial affairs (probate), it can be an emotional and complicated process. Although you can complete much of this process yourself, it's still a good idea to consult an experienced family or probate solicitor, especially if the estate is a valuable one.
Here's a brief guide to what you'll need to know about sorting out your deceased relative's affairs.
Making parenting decisions together can be one of the most difficult aspects of being separated from your ex-partner, especially if your relationship is less than amicable. The little choices are hard enough, but things can become very stressful when you're arguing over something as important as which school your child will attend.
Whatever the reason behind it, this dispute can hinder the school application process greatly. The law depends on the state you live in, but there's a chance that if you both have parental responsibility for your child, you'll both have to sign their school enrolment form.
Divorcing is rarely easy on any couple; even a so-called friendly divorce can often dissolve into bitter fights about minor issues, and this can make the entire process more stressful than necessary. While it's good for couples to always think of hiring a family law attorney when divorcing to avoid this added stress, there are times when it's especially recommended, in order to protect your rights and ensure your divorce is fair for both of you.