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In our modern times of cellular telephones, energy drinks, and the World Wide Web, divorce is both easier and more complex all at the same time. Modern conveniences make contacting lawyers and gathering evidence and information quite a bit simpler. But divorce is adversarial, and gathering evidence is now equally convenient for your ex.

When it comes to divorce proceedings, matters often become contentious due to the strained relationship that is legally being dissolved. If child custody is part of a divorce, it can get even more tense.

Here are three tips on how to safeguard and handle your electronic data and information during divorce.

Caring for a loved one as they age can be emotionally, financially, and legally difficult. Estate planning, long-term care, and guardianship decisions are never easy, and you may also be facing issues with Social Security, health care benefits, or elder abuse.

A good elder law attorney can be a helpful guide to resolving some of these difficult issues and making sure your elder loved ones are properly cared for. So how do you find a good lawyer and what do you need to know regarding your elder law case? Here are five common questions to start with:

When separated parents share custody, vacations can often be a contentious issue. Although spring break can be a great time for a family trip, if you don’t plan properly, it might lead to family drama, and potentially a court petition to modify a custody order.

Custody orders will often specify how vacations or school breaks are handled, but sometimes the orders are silent on these issues, or there might not be a custody order in place. If a dispute arises, you may need to seek relief from the family court. As such, if you and your co-parent agree about a vacation that is outside the court order, you will want documentation to prove the agreement.

Below you’ll find three tips to help you avoid child custody disputes and issues related to spring break and vacations.

Arrests and jail sentences can throw a person's entire life into disarray. And when that person has primary custody of a child or children, incarceration can affect many more lives than their own. Child custody decisions aren't easy to make in the first place, and if the custodial parent is arrested, those decisions can get even more complicated.

So what happens to children when parents go to jail, and who gets custody?

Living in the 21st century digital world is nearly inescapable at this point. Digital assets abound and can include some unexpected items that may actually possess some unexpected value. Don't believe it? A digital trading card of Hans Solo, that was recently released, goes for $225.

Digital assets can include items that have real, transferable monetary values, like online bitcoin accounts, or simply items that have high sentimental value, such as collections of family photos. Regardless of how an item is valued, during a divorce, both tangible and digital assets must be divided, but some digital assets may prove more challenging to divide. As such, including digital assets in a prenuptial agreement is becoming increasingly advisable.

Below you'll find three legal tips on how to include digital assets in a prenup.

Child custody disputes and court cases can be fraught with emotions. When one parent is granted physical custody by the court, or via an agreement, children sometimes express their desire to live with their other parent. Despite the obvious emotional challenge to the current custodial parent, there are a few potential legal obstacles that must be overcome.

Depending on several factors, and your state’s laws, a child’s opinion may or may not matter when it comes to where they want to live. Typically, in addition to the noncustodial parent’s willingness to take on physical custody, the age and maturity level of a child will be taken into consideration.

Apart from these initial considerations, a court will base the decision on what is in the best interest of the child. However, if there is no child custody agreement, nor child custody court order, depending on your state laws, so long as the parents are in agreement, a child can live with whichever parent they choose without the court’s interference.

Divorce can be hard on anyone. And when you add children into the equation, the process can only get more emotionally and legally challenging.

Dealing with custody, support, and yes, even tax issues on top of an already difficult divorce can lead even the best parents to make some bad decisions. Here are a few of the worst legal decisions you can make during a divorce and how to avoid them.

While accidentally marrying a criminal sounds more like the subject of TV drama (or comedy) than a real life occurrence, it does happen in real life. Unfortunately, even when a person marries a criminal on accident, there could be real life consequences. Most often, legal consequences for uninvolved spouses stem from organized, or white-collar, criminal activities.

For instance, spouses that agree to put things in their names, or sign checks, or take other relatively passive roles, can find themselves looking at actual jail time. Alternatively, spouses that merely reap the financial benefits, completely passively, without being involved at all, can usually expect to minimally have those benefits seized and forfeited.

Here are three legal tips on what to do if you accidentally marry a criminal:

When it comes to divorce, there are two basic kinds: contested and uncontested. In the former, the parties seeking to dissolve their union fight out their issues over who gets what in court. In an uncontested divorce, the parties still have to go to court, but there is no fighting involved. Rather, in an uncontested divorce, the parties simply ask the court to approve the divorce agreement they have come to on their own.

Typically, while courts will ensure that uncontested divorces meet minimum state requirements and that the parties are aware of and agree to the terms they set forth, that might be all the courts do. As such, divorcing parties trying to utilize the uncontested process may want to consider the following five legal tips.

Adopting a child requires adoptive parents to assume all legal responsibility for the child in the same way that non-adoptive parents are legally responsible for their biological children. When adoptive parents divorce, adoption’s don’t just get reversed. Courts treat adopt children exactly as they would treat a biological child. That means all the same considerations the court makes regarding a child’s best interest will come into play if the parties cannot work out a custody agreement on their own.

Like any other child custody matter, adoptive parents can be just as aggressive as biological parents. After a divorce, parents that anticipate continued child custody issues may want to consider the following three legal tips.