Posts by Epperson Law Group, PLLC
Making Your Marriage Successful, and Knowing When to Call It Quits
When people decide to get married, they often have specific expectations about what married life will be like. These expectations are sometimes reasonable, and sometimes totally unrealistic. Here are some things to keep in mind to help your marriage thrive: Prepare to put in some hard work. Marriage is not easy, and it won’t just…Read More
Will My Ex-Spouse Get My Military Pension?
Going through a divorce is tough enough; but when one spouse is a member of the military, it can be even more complex than you can imagine. And the last thing you should need to worry about when going through a divorce is losing your pension and having what should be a relaxing retirement be…Read More
6 Relationship Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore
A recent post on Reddit sparked a much-needed conversation about red flags in relationships. A user explained the situation she was currently in and asked if she was in the wrong: she agreed to watch her three-year-old niece for a week and a half as a favor while her sister recovered from surgery. As she…Read More
My Child Is About to Turn 18. How Long Do I Keep Paying Child Support?
Divorce is difficult for everyone. The focus often needs to be on the youngest members of the family. Parents must put aside their own issues and ensure that their minor children are taken care of emotionally, physically, and financially. When a separation, annulment or divorce occurs between parents, child support can guarantee the continued care…Read More
How Victims of Sexual Assault End Up Sharing Custody with Their Abusers
Being the victim of a sexual assault is already a traumatizing experience. However, what if a child was produced from the assault? If the abuser tries to pursue custody of their child with the victim, should the abuser be awarded custody? As horrendous as these questions are, they are a reality for millions of women…Read More
Good Marriages Make Their Own Rules – Just Ask Carson Daly
There’s an old saying that goes, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” Meaning, in all things good and worthy, there is sacrifice and compromise that goes into making them. The same can be said of marriage. In order to have a successful, happy, and healthy relationship with your significant other, there…Read More
How to Hire a Family Law Firm
Divorce is an extremely traumatic experience. At precisely the time in your life when you are the most vulnerable, you’re asked to make calm rational decisions about your economic and emotional future. If you have children, the trauma increases dramatically because children’s lives are turned upside down when their parents divorce. Some children feel responsible…Read More
How Do I Receive Alimony From an Emotionally Abusive Spouse?
Deciding to get a divorce is not an easy choice to make. It can split up families, cause stress, and lead to financial losses. It is even more difficult to decide to get a divorce from an abusive spouse, even when that abuse is not physical. It can be hard to take your own emotional…Read More
Don’t Just Stay Together for the Kids
Even with constant fighting and sleepless nights, married couples often avoid “the D-word.”. After all, the idea behind marriage is till death do you part, a final commitment to another person to stay with them through the good and bad, so it is common for people to feel like a divorce is a failure of…Read More
Child Support Obligations When You Didn’t Know You Had a Child
A recent post on the online forum Reddit highlighted a rare, but fascinating, legal and personal conundrum for one father. The anonymous dad – we can call him “Joe” – posted on Reddit asking for advice after his ex-girlfriend “Jane” contacted him after years of no contact to inform him he was not only the…Read More