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
The financial principle of all divorces in Florida is equitable distribution of marital assets. People facing divorce frequently dwell on the first word of this phrase, “equitable,” with their legal counsel thrashing out what...more
Paul Hogan is best remembered for his roles as a lovable wildlife wrangler in the Crocodile Dundee film franchise of the 1980s. At 74 years old, Hogan’s days of ‘gator grappling are largely over....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
Often, one spouse pays the bills and does the bookkeeping for the family. While this can be practical, it can leave the other spouse with little knowledge of the family’s financial situation. For this reason, a spouse might...more
According to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, the divorce rate for couples over age 50 has nearly doubled during the past 20 years. Divorce at any age is complicated,...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
One of the more important issues in a divorce proceeding is identifying and dividing community and separate property. The task of asset identification and location may have been made both easier and more complex at the same...more
On October 21, 2013 news spread around the Bay Area when Kanye West rented out AT&T Park and proposed to girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, with a 15-carat sparkler. The ring was a flawless emerald cut diamond designed by Lorraine...more
Divorce is emotionally and financially complicated, but when the emotions and finances start influencing each other, this is a recipe for emotional and financial disaster....more
The state of Georgia has the eighth-highest divorce rate in the United States. Our state also outpaces the rest of the nation in unemployment (8.6 percent, compared to 7.6 percent as of June 2013). We don’t think these...more
Under current Arizona law, you must make full disclosure to the other party and the Court. The Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure require that everything which may have an impact on the outcome of the case be disclosed -...more
When you are contemplating a separation from your spouse, it is important to consider whether or not actions need to be taken to prevent dissipation of assets by your spouse prior to a final resolution of your case. You...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
This week my very smart colleague Jen Green is back with Part 2 in her series of important tax issues that need to be considered when dividing marital property during a divorce. ...more
I’ve written before about the emotional roller coaster that can come along when it’s time to divide assets during the divorce process. Today my colleague Jen Green offers the first of several tax rules – and their...more
During marriage, a very typical scenario is for spouses to name each other as the beneficiary to each person’s individual life insurance policy. Once a divorce is commenced, a beneficiary designation cannot be changed until...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
Wikipedia defines reverse psychology as “a technique involving the advocacy of a belief or behavior that is opposite to the one desired, with the expectation that this approach will encourage the subject of the persuasion to...more
The number one stress factor cited in a majority of marriages is money.
So it should come as no surprise that many divorces are either preceded by a bankruptcy or that one follows soon thereafter....more
In recent years it has become more common for divorcing spouses to agree to jointly engage one expert to value the marital interest in a business or professional practice. ...more
In many marriages, the retirement accounts of the couple may be one of the largest financial assets they own. When that couple divorces, questions arise as to how to equitably split up the retirement accounts....more
For most folks the decision to separate is hard, and the reality of what separation means can be harder. One of the most important aspects of separating is privacy. Whether you stay in the marital home or get your own new...more
If you are contemplating filing for divorce or have recently been served with divorce papers by your spouse, you may be wondering, “Just how long will this take?” The answer is ? it depends. Each individual case is...more
On 17 May, Mrs Justice Asplin delivered a judgment in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The dispute concerned intellectual property rights in hedge fund computer software that was the "cornerstone of the...more
Whatever the reason, ending a marriage may be a very painful process. The spouse was unfaithful, suffered from addiction, or was abusive to your client or the children. While in California we do not assign “fault” during ...more
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