The change in tax laws affects how alimony and child support are treated, going into effect for agreements signed after the end of the year. So, if divorce is in your near future, it might pay to try to beat the clock. Ten months after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed with great […]
Being a child of divorce nearly halves the likelihood that a young person will earn a bachelor’s or graduate degree compared to someone whose parents remain married, new research suggests. Determining exactly why will take more digging. Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed 15 years of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, […]
In today’s society, individuals of ages are interconnected through media sites. While this helps keep residents in California and elsewhere connected to old friends and family members that live in different cities, states and even counties, these media platforms are not entirely beneficial. For divorcing parents, the details and usage of social media could negatively […]
Amid a tax change to the support known as alimony, couples likely will fear divorce even more. In addition to all of the traditional reasons, the Trump tax reform creates new rules that will give many couples getting divorced additional, painfully conflicting goals — financial and emotional. New alimony tax rules, included in the Tax […]
It ain’t easy owning bitcoin. Back in the day, you could own 50 BTC and nobody cared. But now that the digital currency is actually worth something, everyone wants a piece. Thieves, friends who didn’t listen, the taxman, and, when your marriage breaks down, your spouse. The blockchain might be immutable, but love isn’t. What […]
Making a decision to divorce is one of the most significant decisions you can make in life. Almost as important is the selection of your divorce attorney. This article lists some things to consider when making that selection. Choosing a divorce lawyer may be one of the most important decisions you make during your divorce […]
Why do people get divorced? These are seven of the most common reasons: When it comes to studying divorce, social scientists have two options. They can observe different couples and try to figure out on their own what predicts the end of a marriage, or they can simply ask people why their marriage ended. Read […]
As the holidays wind down, statistics show that the start of the New Year brings a spike in the number of new divorce filings. January is the month with the highest number of divorce filings. Here are some tips to prepare in advance of a potential divorce filing in the new year. Read Full Article […]
When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry, they’ll be marking several firsts for the royal family. The royal wedding is set for this spring Stay tuned for reports next year on surging divorce rates as men and women worldwide get divorced in hopes of getting engaged to a prince or princess of their own: Read Full […]
Jerry Jones: Cowboys have ‘complete zero tolerance’ regarding domestic violence Running back Ezekiel Elliott will play for the Cowboys on Sunday, just days after his request for a brief administration stay was granted. That means Elliott’s six-game suspension for alleged incidents of domestic violence has been put on hold again. Elliott told reporters that he hasn’t ever […]
Children Lose When A Divorced Parent Is Coerced Out What some divorcing parents would relish, more than anything, is for the other parent to vanish. They believe that would solve all their quandaries. What they don’t apperceive is that when one parent vanishes, the children’s quandaries generally get worse. A few years ago a case […]
University of California-Berkeley and University of Washington psychologists researched behaviors that could be good indicators for future divorce. A recent study of 373 newlyweds found that if these behaviors were exhibited, divorce was more likely, even as far as 16 years down the line. Read four of these indicators below: Contempt A blend of outrage […]
September 26th, 2017 Ways parents can protect children during a divorce Story Source: New York Daily News Arguments during a divorce can be very heated, but this article helps talk about different ways you can go about protecting your children from these contentious moments. Read Article
September 24th, 2017 Going public with a relationship too soon post-divorce? Story by: Chicago Tribune A lot of people wonder when they should come out and announce a new relationship after a divorce. Listed below is a link to an article that could be helpful. Read Article
September 22nd, 2017 Courts do not take the subject of modified child custody laws lightly. But, if the court believes that a modification is truly in the best interests of the children involved, But they will not hesitate in modifying existing child custody orders if they feel modification is really in the best interest of […]
September 18th, 2017 No doubt divorce is an emotional time for all members of the family. The couple has to find some type of common ground on many issues. Division of assets, child support, spousal support and more. In all cases the best interests of the child must be thoroughly examined. Typically this takes place […]
September 14th, 2017 It’s definitely not something you think about when you are dating, but the truth is half of the people who get married will at some point get divorced. It’s already a painful process, so if you are business owner consider using a prenuptial agreement to address what happens to your business in […]
September 8th, 2017 Either spouse can request spousal support when a person files for a divorce. Spousal support is a “legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to their spouse after marital separation or divorce” (Wikipedia). Many factors go into determining spousal support:
September 2nd, 2017 Many people share their digital assets, but you obviously have the right to keep them separate as well. We recommend you plan ahead and notate in a prenuptial agreement how you want your digital assets treated in the event of a divorce. Photos, videos, emails, and computer files are all considered digital […]
August 19th, 2017 Abandonment is a common factor in divorces that seems to linger on for a long time. When we see divorced spouses returning to court years after the divorce process was completed, we do some research into their family history and typically we see abandonment trauma in their backgrounds. The most frequent types […]
August 15th, 2017 It can be a bit risky to date somebody who has not yet finalized a divorce and had the paperwork completed. Often times there are legal ramifications that could negatively impact the individual who is dating a person going through a divorce. These issues could possibly affect the divorcing partner and their […]
June 4th, 2017 What some divorcing parents would like, more than anything, is for the other parent to vanish. They believe that would solve all their problems. What they don’t recognize is that when one parent disappears, the children’s problems generally get worse.
When spouses are not living together, it can be difficult to determine which spouse is legally responsible to pay debts. The timing of when the debt was incurred, the nature of the debt and state law are important considerations in this assessment.
Seasoned Mediation Attorney for Marital Agreements A prenuptial agreement is a great way for couples to have a clear idea of which assets are being brought into their marriage and prevent possible disputes that could arise in the future. A postnuptial agreement can be an advantageous solution when married couples are purchasing a home, investing […]
As with almost anything in family law, the least contested the issue, the easier and less-costly it will be for all the parties involved. Thus, the more issues the parties can agree upon outside of court, the faster and smoother the modification will be done.
Sometimes “till death do us part” just isn’t soon enough. The phenomenon of late-life divorce is growing fast — and blowing apart a lot of divorcing spouses’ retirement plans in the process. “It’s almost like a gray divorce boom is unfolding just before our eyes,” said Ann Dowd, vice president of Fidelity Investments.
When you decide to separate or divorce, there are going to be a lot of hard decisions to make. You may have purchased vehicles, a home, made investments and gathered personal possessions along the way. There is a lot of emotion involved when the relationship is becoming dismantled and a mediator is there to help […]
We are often surprised and somewhat dismayed to observe how frequently business people and their legal representatives will “draw lines in the sand”, “dig in their heels” or otherwise put themselves in an untenable position if thing don’t go just their way. Whether handling an Alternative Dispute Resolution case dealing with, Divorce, Child Custody, Probate or […]
Getting a divorce can take years with the clogged court system and tens of thousands of dollars even when employing the best divorce lawyers. The most common and financially devastating legal dispute you are likely to go through is a divorce. Our job is to help you come to an agreement that works for both […]