Read Family Law updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition?
How long will it take for my divorce to be final and how much will it cost?
What is spousal maintenance and how is it determined in Arizona?
Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles
How Can I Make the Most Out of the First Meeting?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Yours, Mine and Ours (not yet!): An Update on the Patentability of Human Genes
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Tom Cruise's Divorce Lawyer: Money Motivates Quick Settlements
Allen Matkins Sponsors CASA Hispanic Advisory Council Art Workshop for Kids
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Appellate attorney Kathi Sandweiss discusses what an appeal is and how you know you should appeal. She also talks about the process involved in appealing your case. ...more
The state of Georgia has the eighth-highest divorce rate in the United States. Our state also outpaces the rest of the nation in unemployment (8.6 percent, compared to 7.6 percent as of June 2013). We don’t think these...more
The U.S. Census recently reported that Georgia outpaces the nation in the rate of unemployment: 8.7 compared with 7.3. It appears that Georgia also has the eighth-highest divorce rate in the nation. While many variables such...more
It has become increasingly important for both businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Debtors are often delinquent in paying for goods, services or other financial obligations. When a debtor...more
New FHA Fresh Start Program provides mortgage financing in as little as 12-Months after a bankruptcy, short sale or foreclosure. Restrictions apply. Please contact a qualified mortgage broker for details. Stop struggling...more
If you’re married and thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you need to consider whether you and your spouse should file separately or together as a couple. You need to assess your financial situation and then weigh the...more
Steven Getman: Legal Links of interest for the week ending July 27
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
Steven Getman, attorney, reports on some news stories about lawyers and the law in the past week:
Cuomo signs bill to bolster...more
The number one stress factor cited in a majority of marriages is money.
So it should come as no surprise that many divorces are either preceded by a bankruptcy or that one follows soon thereafter....more
Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For years personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in determining the nature...more
Debtor's counsel successfully defeated this summary judgment motion brought forth by Bank of America, N.A. and a successive motion in this case. A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 23, 2013.
The findings of fact...more
Litigants in divorce cases are required to file extensive financial documentation. If that litigant has filed or later files bankruptcy, a second set of financial documents must be filed with the bankruptcy court.
Attorney James R. Andrews II is the host of Legal Sense with James Andrews. James was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from high school in Whippany, New Jersey and then attended the University of Virginia where...more
New means test figures make it more difficult to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy....more
We recently obtained a judgment discharging more than $57,000.00 in student loans on behalf of our clients through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding. The conclusions of law are timely for future cases. A medical...more
A recent HBO documentary details the impact of the "Great Recession" on Long Island residents....more
Imagine this scenario: You represent a spouse in a divorce proceeding in which the couple has co-owned credit card debt. Your client never made a single purchase in connection with that credit card. After the divorce is...more
In a June 28, 2012 Report to Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB or the Bureau) published its study of reverse mortgage transactions. This study was required by Section 1076 of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more
One of the non-dischargeable debts according to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) 2005 is any form of alimony and child support. These expenses take priority over other debts including...more
Bankruptcy and divorce often coincide. The common question arises: When is the best time to file bankruptcy, before or after the divorce? Filing bankruptcy before divorce is almost always the recommended path. ...more
If you are a married couple thinking of filing a bankruptcy petition, there are some considerations you should bear in mind before doing so. You may opt either to file a petition jointly as a couple or separately as...more
Bankruptcy and divorce are often contemplated at about the same time. Here's the short version of answers to common questions involving bankruptcy and divorce.
• Will bankruptcy get rid of my spousal support debts?
One of the most potentially difficult steps to take in anyone’s financial world is to file for bankruptcy. If this difficult but crucial step is coupled with the pain of divorce it can be even more unnerving and...more
A look at how Divorce and Bankruptcy interplay with each other. First published http://mankatolawblog.com/2012/01/31/divorce-and-bankruptcy-minnesota-law/
by Rosengren Kohlmeyer, Law Office Chtd.
In the bankruptcy world (yes, there is such a place!) the term “fresh start“ is mentioned so often that it can become cliche. However, when you can get past the initial feelings you may have about bankruptcy, the end result...more
Most people that will read this article have had the unpleasant experience of receiving a knock at the door only to get served with a lawsuit. After the shock subsides as to what just happened, you look at the paperwork and...more