Is a trial my only option during a divorce?
Who pays attorney fees in a divorce proceeding?
Should I Get a Job While Going Through My Divorce? Can I Quit My Job?
Can my ex-spouse see our children if he/she does not pay the court ordered child support?
What do we do with the children once the divorce action is filed?
Can I complete my divorce without a trial?
Can I appeal a dissolution?
What is a Resolution Management Conference?
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?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Tis the season for holiday parenting time disputes. Whether it is Chanukah, Christmas or New Years, there is plenty to fight about this time of year....more
On numerous occasions, we have been asked how inheritances and gifts are treated in divorces in Pennsylvania.
The first thing you need to understand is how marital property is divided in a divorce....more
My first article in this series addressed this question: When the closely-held business is a substantial marital asset, what are the three main choices for turning the Departing Spouse’s interest into cash payments? My next...more
‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and it’s my belief that narcissists are overly prevalent at parties. They provide a great opportunity for a narcissist to show off and shine. Behind the scenes,...more
Holidays are tough in the best of circumstances, with lots of expectations and family pressures. Now, imagine if one or both spouses are unhappy in their marriage. Holiday pressures are amplified and can lead to a...more
In a recent post on Avvo’s Naked Law Blog, I discussed the effect of divorce on children and offered some tips on how to deal with custody in light of a separation and/or divorce. Issues regarding custody become magnified...more
The holidays are here, and for many, they bring merriment. Although there may be much fretting over holiday details, for some the stress of the season is greater than party planning, gift giving and cookie making. Recently...more
Divorce takes an emotional toll on all families. For over 60% of the households in the United States, that also includes their pets. While all courts are required to address custody matters involving children, most states are...more
As with all community property, retirement assets are subject to division upon dissolution. Therefore, that portion of any and all retirement assets accumulated during the course of the marriage must be divided....more
With an ongoing Oklahoma divorce case in mind last month Tilting wrote about Tigh A. Knott, his wife Lucy Knott and how a business owner’s divorce can impact his business and affect his partners. The real players were Harold...more
In the closing days of its September term, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to decide an issue of potential importance to the domestic relations bar: how are Social Security benefits treated in a property settlement during a...more
Some clients ask, “When can I start dating during my divorce process?” While you certainly can start dating, the better question is, should I start dating during the divorce process and how could it affect my case? ...more
In my last article, I discussed this topic: If the divorce-related buyout of the Departing Spouse’s interest in a company will be paid in installments, what terms should the Departing Spouse request (and the Remaining Spouse...more
Choosing to terminate a marriage through an annulment, (called a nullity proceeding in legal terminology), or through divorce (more formally, a dissolution proceeding), depends on an array of factors that must be carefully...more
Fla.Stats. Section 732.703 provides for the automatic removal of a spouse as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy upon divorce. Many other states have similar provisions. It is easy to become complacent in expecting this...more
Going through a legal separation or divorce is a very stressful, emotional and financially taxing period in anyone’s life. There are many pressing issues that take center stage in a divorce, especially if you have minor...more
An Oklahoma oil tycoon learned yesterday how costly his divorce will be. Cleve and I recently wrote about how a business owner’s divorce can impact his business and affect his partners. On November 10, 2014 an Oklahoma...more
I have a few updates on what is happening in three cases that are testing the limits of the Alimony Reform Act....more
Arizona business law firm Jaburg Wilk's family law attorney Mervyn Braude discusses various options in a divorce. For more information visit www.jaburgwilk.com....more
If divorcing your spouse is not difficult enough, those who are not legally divorced by December 31 must begin thinking at this time of year about tax planning as “married” individuals. The issue of tax filing becomes an...more
Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to address whether the protection against marital status discrimination under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) serves to prevent an employer from discharging an...more
For many divorcing couples, a closely-held business is the most valuable marital asset. In most cases, it is likely that only one spouse will remain with the business, raising this key issue: How can the interest of the...more
A lawyer needs to understand the first law of thermonuclear dynamics – energy can neither be created nor destroyed; it is merely transferred or converted from one object to another.
That’s what emotions are like. My...more
When a divorce becomes final, a court issues rulings regarding spousal or child support, and child custody and visitation. These rulings are based on the circumstances of each spouse at the time of the divorce. However,...more
To the other four minority owners who enjoyed the meteoric rise of Meddlin Hands Cleaning Products, when Lucy Knott sued their majority partner Tigh A. Knott for divorce, the divorce was anything but routine. Lucy wants half...more
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