Child support may continue through the age of 19 if the child still attends high school. Sometimes, court-ordered support will continue if the child is attending college or suffers educational and learning disabilities.
Legal FAQs: Marriage and Divorce
Although a bride is not required by law to change her name, many do. If you make the change, you’ll need to obtain a revised driver’s license reflecting your new name. You should also notify Social Security about the change. If you and your future husband have a new address, that should also be reflected on your driver’s licenses. Finally, you each will need to notify your voters’ registration office of any changes in names or address.
No, a lawyer cannot represent both parties in a divorce case. Quite often, documents (such as a separation agreement) are prepared by one lawyer, but the fact is, the lawyer who drafted the documents may only represent one party.
Yes. This is known as a contested divorce. A party must prove “grounds” or legal-based reasons for a judge to grant the divorce. In a contested divorce, both parties want to divorce but can't agree on issues like child custody, child and spousal support and property division.
A good rule of thumb is never hire anyone who works without a contract. Without it, you have no legal recourse if something goes wrong. By far, the biggest problem with weddings seems to be with banquet halls, where the salesperson made a verbal promise that does not appear on the event order form. You should also insist on a contract from the wedding photographer, any musicians and other professionals providing services. Never pay everything upfront, and pay only with a credit card so you can reverse the charges if the contractor fails to deliver.