Author: Michelle Hauser

Restraining Orders: 5 Questions and Answers

No one ever wants to file a restraining order, but, unfortunately, we live in a world where that is a necessary for some people in certain situations. But before you file, there are a few things you should know.  What is a restraining order? A restraining order is a legal, court order that is used… Read more »

How to Protect Yourself During a Divorce: 5 Tips

Knowing how to protect yourself during a divorce is no joke. Believe it or not, almost one in four of all violent crimes committed in the United States is some type of domestic violence. If you’ve been in an emotionally or physical abusive marriage, things can get worse when divorce enters the scene. With emotions… Read more »

Pets and Divorce

When it comes to divorce, child custody is an obvious issue – one that often requires mediation or even a court decision. But what about pets? When two people divorce, there’s often a lot of emotion around the matter of who will gain custody of the pets. And if you’re considering divorce (or currently in… Read more »

Child Guardianship

Being the parent of a child is pretty cut and dry; that said, child guardianship is a much more complex concept. That’s because, in certain circumstances, guardianship may be granted to someone other than a child’s birth mother or father. Obtaining “guardianship” means giving a person the right and responsibility to provide food, shelter, clothing… Read more »