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
In Tennessee, couples have two options: divorce or legal separation. Which option is best? The decision between divorce and legal separation depends on your personal situation....more
While the words prenuptial agreement can kill that pre-marriage romance, a prenup is smart financial planning. It is perhaps better thought of as a safety belt — when you ride in a car you don’t expect to get into an...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
After divorce, finding someone new is a common goal – but actually tying the knot again is not.
According to SmartMoney.com, fewer than half of divorced women and slightly more than half of divorced men are remarried –...more
Estate Planning: Lessons Learned From Hugh Hefner's Third Marriage
Hugh Hefner and girlfriend Crystal Harris got married for a third time on New Years Eve 2012. Hugh Hefner is best known for his Playboy empire And Harris is...more
Marriage and divorce change more than just your family circumstances; they can impact your estate planning and perhaps even the validity of certain portions of your Last Will and Testament. Do you know the effect of marriage...more
Spouses of US citizens (USCs) and legal permanent residents (LPRs) (commonly referred to as “green card holders”) are entitled to seek permanent residence in most cases....more
Well, here we go again, another article from the divorce attorney about what to do to keep your marriage healthy, happy and terrific. After 25 years of working with people whose marriages have failed, here are some tips to...more
This article explains the potential legal pitfalls facing couples who live together and how to protect assets in the event of separation....more
Discussion of the new Illinois law establishing Civil Unions. While this new legal status is welcomed by many, there are many unanswered questions about how the law will be implemented and what it will mean for opposite or...more
Report by the National Marriage Project concerning the effects of marriage on the wellbeing of children....more
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