Divorce is the formal legal dissolution of a marriage. The divorce process implicates many diverse areas of the law including, but not limited to, real estate, wills and trusts, child custody, and tax.
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From a historical standpoint, women have been the stay-at-home moms; the underemployed or unemployed spouse in a marriage; and the lesser paid sex in the workforce (the latter is still largely true). These realities – the...more
Many couples hesitate to end their marriage for a variety of reasons – most of which are financial. So it may come as a surprise to couples who have reached the conclusion that it is time to end their marriage that they may...more
Divorce can be an extremely emotional experience, fraught with sadness, anger and even a sense of helplessness. These feelings are exacerbated for someone who has been the victim of domestic violence. If you are the victim...more
On February 6, 2013, John and Ann Betar celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary, a milestone earning them the title of “longest married couple” in the United States by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a Christian marriage...more
In New York, alimony is also referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance. Because spouses have a duty to take care of each other, even after a divorce, sometimes one party is ordered by the court to pay a specific...more
Although the media focuses on their big spending, divorce and poor retirement planning are among the top reasons why most pro athletes go broke within 10 years of retirement. Retirement planning can be challenging for most,...more
Divorce is supposed to be an exit from a lifetime commitment, but for too many Floridians, divorce itself becomes a lifetime commitment through permanent alimony payments. And, in fact, permanent alimony is only one of six...more
In August 2012, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegen finalized their divorce here in Florida. With their settlement terms undisclosed, the world is speculating as to what will happen with the young billionaire’s assets, including...more
Pretty much everyone in Knoxville is familiar with the University of Tennessee’s former basketball coach Bruce Pearl’s ex-wife opening up a nail salon called “Alimonys” after their divorce. And rightly so, because when a...more
While you are going through a divorce in New York, temporary maintenance may be awarded to ensure that a lower earning spouse has an adequate standard of living during the time it takes to finalize the dissolution of the...more
Despite efforts to reform Florida alimony laws, permanent alimony is still on the books. However, most family court judges only award this type of spousal support in rare cases when the determining factors merit it and other...more
The many changes in your life after divorce include new rules imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about your claims, deductions, exemptions and income. Divorce lawyer Bryan L. Salamone, Esq. gives you tips on...more
Like a team that makes it to the playoffs but fails to go all the way, Florida alimony reform activists are vowing that they will come back fighting next year.
The push to change the state’s divorce laws centers on the...more
Tax planning and divorce sound like two unlikely partners, but they are not. This week’s blog post is written by Selwyn Gerber, CPA, who explains why tax planning is critical during and after a divorce....more
As the noncustodial parent, you will likely owe child support. The amount is generally established based on New York child support guidelines calculations, with some room for negotiating a fair monthly amount. In addition,...more
One of the sad realities representing people with serious work injuries, is that the financial, physical, and psychological stresses caused by the injury or the claims process, often result in failed marriages. It really is...more
The Fairfield County Divorce Guidebook is intended for individuals to better navigate and understand the legal system during one of the more troubling periods of their lives. Whether used by divorcing spouses as a...more
Many people rely on marriage as a financial plan. In other words, one spouse – often the wife – is primarily or wholly financially dependent upon the other. Many little girls were told to find a Prince Charming – not just...more
Last week’s blog discussed three questions Baby Boomers going through divorce should ask their lawyer. As promised, here are three more questions.
1. Should I keep the house?
The financial risks of keeping the...more
California has “no fault” divorce, which means it does not matter why a marriage breaks up or which spouse is responsible for the breakup. Therefore all community property is divided equally and spousal support (alimony) is...more
In the words of The Beatles, “ ‘Cause I’m the Taxman…,” and because it’s almost the filing deadline (April 16 this year), the Taxman is here. Marital and family status, of course, has a big impact on your taxes. So, here are...more
Common Law Marriage in Colorado requires more than just living together. ...more
It’s been in the news lately. Recently there was a new “pop-up” store in Beverly Hills. You can even host a similar event in your city. As stated on their website, “The Divorceé Sale™ was created by Jill Alexander who saw...more
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