Category Archives: Family Law

Emancipation

Emancipation

First, what is emancipation?  Emancipation is the process by which a court determines that you meet the statutory requirements to become a “legal” adult before the ordinary age of majority.   What is the age of majority and what does that mean for you?  The age of majority is 18.  When you turn 18 you […]

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Don’t Sign That Agreement!

Hey all.  Jammie Wacenske, the family law attorney, here with a Public Service Announcement: DON’T SIGN THAT! Here lately, I have seen TOO MANY separation agreements cross my desk where one side has an attorney and the other doesn’t. Then, the one without an attorney calls or seeks legal advice AFTER the document has been […]

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Restraining Orders During COVID-19

Emancipation

With the stay-at-home order requiring many people to either work from home or, unfortunately, not work at all, the dynamics in your household may be changing.  People are now spending more time at home, around their family all day, with nowhere to go.  Tensions are running high as people don’t know when they can go […]

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Domestic Violence and COVID-19

Domestic Violence

While the stay-at-home order is required for health concerns, not everyone feels safe at home.  Our firm is here to help you navigate the court system during this unprecedented and scary time.  While the courthouses are significantly cutting down their operations, you can still file a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO).  You also have the […]

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MEDICAL DECISIONS & COVID – 19 “Coronavirus”

Frequently Asked Question How do I appoint somebody to make medical decisions on my behalf if I am incapacitated by COVID – 19? The document you need to execute is called a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA).  This document appoints an agent of your choosing to make medical decisions on your behalf should you […]

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