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I Violated my Probation — Now What?

Posted by RahaimSaints on July 24, 2014 | Criminal

Nate made a mistake. Nate was caught in that mistake and arrested. Because Nate was a first-time offender, the judge allowed him to serve probation rather than be convicted and sentenced to jail time. Part of Nate’s probation requirements was that he did not leave the state. Thirty days into his probation, however, Nate’s sister was getting married just over the state line, and she wanted Nate to be an usher.

Nate didn’t think to clear this with his probation officer and attended the wedding. He was caught breaking probation in Delaware and is now facing the very real possibility of having his probation revoked, having a conviction entered into his record, and being sent to jail. What is Nate to do?…

I Want to Keep my Stepdaughter: The Rights of Stepparents in Divorce Proceedings

Posted by RahaimSaints on July 15, 2014 | Divorce

When step parents welcome a child into their home — and treat that child as their own even though there is no biological connection — they become a true parent. For that reason, and many others, it is such a shame when step parents’ rights in Delaware are ignored during divorce proceedings.

If you are a step parent going through a divorce, you experience many of the same emotions that divorcing biological parents go through when faced with losing custody of a child. You do have rights! The first step is making sure your divorce lawyer in Delaware has experience in this area.

Common Step Parent Circumstances in Divorce

Before you get the idea that gaining adoption, custody, or even visitation rights as a step parent is a cake walk, let us just tell you it’s often not.…

Do I Need a Pre-Nup?

Posted by RahaimSaints on July 10, 2014 | Divorce

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Steven and Courtney were madly in love. They were so in love that they, like many in-love couples do, decided to make the commitment to spend the rest of their lives together. They were so deeply in love that the advantages of prenuptial agreements sounded silly to them. After all, they would never even consider divorce as an option.

Fast forward seven years and we find Steven and Courtney in the midst of a very messy, very expensive divorce. The circumstances are complicated, but suffice it to say that things just didn’t work out. Instead of being able to settle things quickly and move on with their lives, Steven and Courtney will spend months battling out issues in court. Why? Because they dismissed the importance of talking to a lawyer for Delaware prenup counseling.…