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
Many people struggle emotionally with the decision to file a divorce complaint. Divorce is not something that anyone pursues lightly. Most people want to be sure that they have exhausted every effort to work issues out with...more
In Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, 2014 WL 2894924 (App. Div. June 27, 2014), the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (NJLAD) prohibition against discrimination based on “marital status”...more
In earlier blog posts, we discussed how social media can often be used against a party in a divorce action. Social media posts have the potential to be used as evidence in domestic violence matters, in custody matters, in...more
Arizona law prohibits either spouse in a divorce proceeding from removing the other spouse from health insurance plans. This allows continuity of coverage during the proceeding, but once the divorce is finalized, it is...more
On July 9, 2014, in Citizens State Bank Norwood Young America v. Gordon Brown, et al., the Minnesota Supreme Court held that Minnesota's Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("MUFTA") may be applied to transfers of assets made as...more
If you as a parent have filed for divorce or are seeking sole or equal decision making of your minor children, the court must decide what is in the child’s best interests, if you are your spouse cannot agree....more
We know how difficult it is to remain under the same roof with your spouse during a divorce. Generally, during an initial consultation, clients always ask us what is the quickest way to remove his/her spouse from the marital...more
For many married couples in California and other community property states, a closely-held business is the most valuable community asset. And whether or not they’re in a community property state, both spouses may be active...more
College costs have continued to climb at an alarming rate. A New Jersey Judge, however, has established parameters for how much a divorced parent is required to contribute to the cost of his or her child’s college education....more
The CFPB issued an interpretive rule to clarify that when a borrower dies, the name of the borrower’s heir generally may be added to the mortgage without triggering the Bureau’s Ability-to-Repay rule. This clarification will...more
The saying "Timing is everything" certainly holds true when filing for bankruptcy. Sometimes, bankruptcy and divorce proceedings collide. Each legal proceeding can complicate the other and cause delays....more
I sat in the judge’s chambers along with the other attorney listening to a child testify about how she just wanted her mom to pay attention to her. In another case, children who used to have a loving relationship with their...more
On Monday, June 30, 2014, the NJ Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation that would drastically change alimony awards in future divorce cases and is currently awaiting a signature by Governor Christie. The bill,...more
Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk's Family Law Specialist Mervyn Braude talks about whose responsibility it is to pay attorney fees in a divorce proceeding. He also explains what unreasonable behavior is. For more information...more
In a follow up story to one of our earlier blogs, New Jersey’s Collaborative Law Act passed the Senate unanimously on June 26, 2014. New Jersey will be the eighth state to have enacted collaborative divorce legislation once...more
..In the top news story of the day, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Aereo in a closely watched copyright dispute with broadcasters; the Court found that Aereo engages in unauthorized public performances in violation of...more
Disputes between general creditors and creditors asserting domestic support obligation claims are becoming commonplace in consumer bankruptcy cases. The dispute typically arises because spouses’ or former spouses’ claims are...more
On Thursday, June 5, 2014, a collaborative divorce bill, which would allow couples to resolve their divorces through legal counsel trained in collaborative methods instead of traditional in-court litigation, was passed by the...more
The #1 thing married couples fight about is money. In fact, in a recent study conducted by Money Magazine, 70% of married couples argue about finances – more than household chores, togetherness, sex, snoring, and what’s for...more
Imagine a divorcing mother so desperate to control her own case that her conduct in the courthouse hallway results in her loss of custody of her children. Imagine a husband losing his most valuable asset in the divorce...more
A life changing event like a divorce or death may adversely affect the relationship between a child and a person who isn’t the child’s biological parent such as a grandparent. Various states have different laws that govern...more
During or after a divorce, it is common for the custodial parent (the parent primarily responsible for the children’s care) to want to move to another state with the children. Perhaps the parent has a job opportunity, family,...more
Sponsors of qualified retirement plans know that, generally speaking, plan benefits cannot be taken from a participant through legal process or otherwise be assigned to anyone other than the participant. There is an exception...more
In a just-released decision, the Federal Court of Appeal has confirmed that the ground of discrimination due to family status under the Canadian Human Rights Act includes parental obligations which engage a parent’s legal...more
In This Issue:
- Marriage, Divorce & Your Business
- New Child Support Guidelines Under Virginia Code Section 20 108.2: What Do They Mean for You?
- Moving Out of the Marital Home - Should You Stay or...more
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