When a couple decides to divorce, they have a number of important issues that they need to settle. The terms of a settlement agreement often include the distribution of assets, child custody, and support and alimony. Alimony is one of the issues that couples often leave until the end, yet it is one of the most common sticking points in a divorce. Even couples who agree about many other issues might have a disagreement when it comes to alimony. Types of Alimony In order to be able to better determine whether alimony is necessary in your divorce case, it is helpful to understand the types of alimony. The purpose of alimony is to provide living expenses to a spouse. Permanent alimony is money that is provided from one spouse to the other after a divorce. This type of alimony is designed to ensure that both parties are.more
In about half of all interrogations, suspects confess or make other incriminating statements. What should you do if you say something to the police that you later regret? Fortunately, the police must jump through several hoops before they can get a confession. If they make any mistake during the process, a Brevard County criminal defense attorney can get those statements thrown out of court. Police Must Give You Miranda Warnings In a 1966 case, the Supreme Court said that police must give suspects four warnings before beginning a custodial interrogation. The case was Miranda v. Arizona, and if you have ever watched an episode of Law and Order, you probably know the four warnings already:more
- You have the right to remain silent.
Most parents are able to put aside their differences and adhere to a parenting plan and child custody arrangements approved by a court. This civility benefits the child and allows parents to maintain contact in the long term with the aim of reducing the likelihood for conflict. However, not all parents are this cooperative. There are situations in which parents have valid concerns motivating them to ignore the terms of a parenting plan, but there are also instances in which parents violate the parenting plan for personal reasons that usually relate to a desire to hurt their former spouse or partner. An alleged abduction by a mother in Miami recently triggered a statewide Amber Alert after the child was taken from a court-appointed guardian. The mother planned to take the child to Mexico, but was discovered with the child in Texas.more