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
Conventional wisdom is that a spouse’s earnings from separate property are community property. But it’s not that simple. In Benavides v. Mathis a Texas court denied wife Leticia’s claim to one-half of the income derived from...more
In 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Focht v. Focht, 32 A.3d 668 (Pa. 2011), which resolved prior conflicting case law on the issue of whether an award or settlement proceeds from a personal injury...more
Many universities have standard patent assignment agreements that assign inventions of a university employee to the university. But what if the inventor is married? Or, what if the inventor marries during his or her...more
When you divorce in California, all of your marital assets are divided equally between you and your spouse. The statute of community property applies to all assets acquired during the course of the marriage. Assets such as...more
California is a community property state. According to the law, all of a divorcing couple’s assets are divided so each receives equal value, unless the parties agree otherwise. If one spouse wishes to maintain ownership of a...more
When a couple divorces in California, all assets acquired during the marriage are considered community property. According to the laws of the state, these assets are divided in half. If the parties also own separate property,...more
If you own a business, or any asset for that matter, and you intend to marry or divorce, you need to read this.
Virginia is not a community property state. But it is an equitable distribution state. What does that...more
Arizona is a community property state which means all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage is, by statute, presumed to be community property. ...more
Arizona is a community property state and community property law controls the division of all assets of your marital estate....more
Fox Business News recently ran an interesting question from a viewer named David. He asked whether an authorized user on a credit card (as distinct from a joint credit card holder) is responsible for all charges incurred if...more
In California community property rules control the division of assets and liabilities in divorce. Community property is any property, regardless of where it is situated, which is acquired during the marriage. Unless there...more
Just as it makes sense to have a lawyer handle the legal issues of divorce, ending a marriage involves such important financial considerations that an accountant should be part of the decision-making process. But not every...more
In divorces, a business is often an asset of the marriage. One spouse typically is the “operating spouse” and he or she is in partnership with another person or persons. Assuming the spouse’s interest in the business has a...more
Americans owe nearly $1 trillion dollars in student loan debt. As of 2010, student loans have even surpassed credit card debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. With student loan debt being so common, many...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
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