Third-Party Custody vs. Guardianship for a Minor Child

Patricia TichenorLegal

child and guardian holding hands

While courts generally prefer that minor children remain in the care of a natural or birth parent, there may be circumstances in which it may become necessary to grant custody or guardianship to a non-parent, third-party.

How and Why Should I Draft a Prenuptial/Premarital Agreement?

Patricia TichenorLegal

couple signing a premarital agreement

Many engaged couples who had planned a 2020 wedding have been forced to postpone their celebration in light of COVID-19. Now, these couples have a lot more time to ponder the legal aspects of marriage rather than just focusing on the big day. While you and your fiancé are quarantined, take some time to consider creating a prenuptial or premarital agreement to protect the assets you’re each bringing to the marriage. While talking about a … Read More

What Is Conservatorship and How Does It Work?

Patricia TichenorLegal

woman completing guardianship-conservatorship petition

Conservatorship often goes hand-in-hand with legal guardianship for an adult with disabilities or special needs. Here’s a basic overview of a conservatorship arrangement.

Unexpected Challenges of a DIY Divorce

Patricia TichenorLegal

diy divorce challenges | couple signing divorce papers with mediator

While representing yourself in your divorce case may save you money on attorney fees, there are some DIY divorce challenges you’ll want to be prepared for.