Even if you are married or in a committed romantic relationship, you still need to have other relationships in your life. Usually, these relationships are with friends or co-workers. It's possible to be friends with another person without crossing the line into something more.
However, if you think about this person throughout the day, deliberately change your routine to connect with this person, begin fantasizing about what life would be like with them, and begin comparing this person with your spouse, you are crossing a line.
These connections can sometimes evolve into what is commonly known as an emotional affair.
Just because your situation isn’t physical, doesn’t mean that what you are doing is right. An emotional affair can have just as big of an impact on your committed relationship as a physical one.
Once you cross the line from friendship or co-worker into something more, it’s difficult to repair the damage that your spouse and other family members will suffer due to your behavior.
What is the difference between a dissolution and a divorce? In a divorce, the spouses are unable to agree on issues such as child support, property di...
As a family law attorney, I’ve observed first hand the rebuilding a relationship after an affair is possible but can take a long time and may even end up not being attainable.
We may like to believe that only those who are in unhappy marriages engage in affairs, but in reality, the temptation to become involved with another person outside of marriage can happen to anyone.
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Getting a divorce can be stressful enough, but what if the attorney you have chosen to represent you doesn’t seem to be working out?
Delaware Juvenile Court makes forms available for domestic relations cases.
These custody, support and visitation cases take place when the parties are not married. If the parties are married the parties must go to Common Pleas Court Domestic Relations to deal with custody, support and visitation issues.
Don't Know What to Ask a Divorce Attorney Upon Meeting Them?
Here Are 6 Important Questions to Get You Started!
Take a list of questions to the divorce attorney’s office and check off the questions as you ask them. Note closely the divorce attorney answers. Below are 6 great questions to ask an attorney when you first meet him or her.
You may think that after hiring a divorce lawyer, you can simply wait around for your court date, but people who actively participate in their divorce will find things easier in the long run. There are actions you can take to make things easier and have your case over as quickly as possible.
In Ohio, the court that handles divorce and dissolution cases is the Court of Common Pleas which is located in each county. This means a particular county court has “jurisdiction” over a case.
Jurisdiction involves residency. Meeting Ohio residency requirements are usually easy and only a concern for a person who has recently moved or is planning a move shortly.
What is Discovery?
The term "discovery" refers to the process of the exchange of information between the parties. This information includes each spouse’s personal and financial situations and is used in both dissolution and divorce cases in Ohio.
Informal discovery involves both sides exchanging information voluntarily. An attorney will prepare a list of important documents and ask the other lawyer for them. Your spouse’s lawyer will request the same from you. The more you both cooperate during this information exchange, the more money you will save.
Your relationship has come to an end. But you aren’t satisfied.
You want answers. You need closure.
But how are you defining closure? Is it a clean break with everything ended to the satisfaction of you both? Is it having all of your questions about what went wrong with your relationship answered?
Divorce usually means dividing up part of your life that you and your partner once shared. Issues like who gets what, how much time children will spend with each parent and other matters can be handled by lawyers or through the court system.
Unfortunately, neither the legal system nor an attorney can decide for one important asset the gets left out of the divorce process–your friends. Losing friends during a divorce can be as equally hurtful and confusing as losing any other important asset.