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Baseball player?s wife taken aback by divorce petition

After years of marriage, you may believe that you know what your spouse is thinking and how he or she is feeling. You may even think that you can anticipate every move your spouse is contemplating. So, if your spouse suddenly and unexpectedly files for divorce, you may be left feeling dazed and very hurt.In February, Katie Hamilton received a divorce petition filed by her husband, professional baseball player Josh Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton described herself as being "blindsided" by Mr. Hamilton's actions. She says that she was always faithful to her husband and does not understand why he wants a divorce.Further, Mrs. Hamilton states that there was no serious conflict prior to the filing of the petition. She also says she still loves and supports her husband.Due to the size of Mr. Hamilton?s salary earned from playing baseball, the couple will likely be involved in a very high asset divorce. But behind all the fame and money, the Hamiltons are just like any other married couple who are going through the process of breaking up. At this point, the couple are only in the beginning stages of what might be a very complicated process. If you have found yourself on the receiving end of an unexpected divorce petition, you may be confused about what to do next. It is important to remember that even if you still have affection for your spouse, you also need to protect your interests.

What are the responsibilities of a nonparent conservator?

In a perfect world, all children would live in stable homes where they were loved and cared for by both parents. Unfortunately, the world is not a perfect place and sometimes a child may endure hardships in the home. Some situations can be so dire that a child may not be able to live with either of his or her biological parents.

Can prenuptial agreements help spouses with equal wealth?

One of the common beliefs about prenuptial agreements is that they are primarily used in cases where one of the parties entering a marriage possesses notably greater wealth than the other. The idea being that the spouse with more assets needs protection in case the couple should get a divorce.

Actor and estranged wife arrive at child custody terms

Generally speaking, the less time a couple has been married, the simpler it is for them to finalize a divorce settlement. However, if the couple have a child, then a divorce following a short term marriage could become complicated. A case in point is the recently reached settlement between actor Jeremy Renner and Sonny Pacheco.

Persistence can help potential adoptive parents succeed

Becoming an adoptive parent requires many important qualities. It is important to have a strong desire to share your home with a child who may have already had a rough life. Empathy, patience and a sense of humor can all be very helpful traits as well.

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