What is Community Property?
Does my spouse's affair have an impact on my divorce case?
Parenting Time in Arizona - What Does it Mean?
How much will I receive in spousal maintenance?
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
In the 2015 Pennsylvania Superior Court Non-precedential Decision, Boer v. Pott, the Court confirmed husband's right to seek attorney's fees against wife due to wife's failure to comply with the parties' prenuptial agreement....more
I don’t want the divorce; why should I have to pay for it?
We all have expenses for things that we do not anticipate. We do not intend to get sick or hurt; however, if we need medical attention, we are required to pay...more
SC19037 - Brody v. Brody -
In this multi-million dollar matrimonial dissolution action, the SCT took the opportunity to clarify Connecticut law on civil contempt. The court set aside prior Appellate precedent and held...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 Marriage of Sharples, 2014 DJDAR 823 (2014), the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District overturned the outright rejection of a request for fees by the trial court. The judge rejected the fee claim on...more
In Bendetti v. Gunness, 2014 DJDAR 623 (2014), the US Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (“BAP”) for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the bankruptcy court’s decision. The bankruptcy court ruled that an attorney fee award...more
Section 523(a)(15) of the Bankruptcy Code provides that a discharge “does not discharge an individual debtor from any debt…to a spouse [or] former spouse, … in the course of a divorce…or…divorce decree or other order of a...more
This morning, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court strongly reaffirmed the "leveling the playing field" rules of the Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act in In re Marriage of Earlywine. The Act provides that a court can...more
Yesterday afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court posted notice that it expects to issue opinions in three cases on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m., including one civil case, In re Marriage of Earlywine. Earlywine presents an...more
I have seen many people do many things for varying reasons when faced with a hotly contested divorce or child custody matter. Unless you ever confront such a difficult situation, some of the things people do may seem...more
No one goes into marriage planning to get a divorce; no one plans to spend their retirement funds on attorney’s fees; and no one plans to spend the golden years of their life litigating in court, fighting their spouse over...more
Earlier this week, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Earlywine v. Earlywine. In a fascinating, albeit one-sided argument (there was no appearance for the appellee), the Justices actively debated a wide...more
Tomorrow will be a busy day for the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket, with five cases being argued, beginning at 9:00 a.m. They are...more
In the closing days of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term, the Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in six civil cases. Our previews of the new grants begin with In re Marriage of Earlywine. Although Earlywine...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
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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