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.
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
California has the power to dissolve any marriage or domestic partnership when one party desires to do so. If you want to end your marriage but your spouse does not, you might be in for a battle but you do not have to stay...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's family law attorney Jason Castle discusses what a petition for dissolution of marriage is and what it means to serve the petition when going through divorce....more
While all may seem fair in love and war, it is not. The presence of children during a divorce proceeding means each parent must take the high road. Unfortunately, there is no end to the low behavior that accompanies some...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
While most couples have heard of the importance of creating and signing a premarital agreement, not everyone does it. Once a couple has entered into the marriage, a post marital agreement can still be created. Discussing the...more
The length of a divorce proceeding in Maricopa County is dependent on several factors.
The first factor is dependent on the spouses. The increased conflict and animosity between spouses, along with attachment to...more
Life in the military often precludes a stable home life with your spouse and children. If your marriage dissolves, the relationship you have with your children should not. In recent years, the Florida legislature has made...more
It’s hard to dismantle and disentangle a shared life. Fear and anxiety about divorce, the legal process and personal transition, frequently keep people in marriages that are abusive, plagued by infidelity, or fraught with...more
Born between 1946 and 1964, the Baby Boomers continue to redefine American culture. Currently, couples over 50 are initiating divorce in record numbers for reasons all their own....more
Last year, actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorced after a five-year marriage. The cause of the divorce reportedly centered on the religious upbringing of their daughter. Holmes was raised as a Roman Catholic and...more
Bullying, as defined by Wikipedia, is “the use of force or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or to aggressively impose a certain type of domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.” We have heard about...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
Many people joke that all people getting divorced have temporary diminished capacity because it is during divorce that we often see otherwise confident, smart and successful people engage in foolish behaviors. But, putting...more
With more than 60 percent of California marriages ending in divorce, the court system can be backed up with divorce-related issues resulting in delays of months. Sacramento Judge James Mize has created the revolutionary...more
At one time, infertility was considered grounds for divorce. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 10 percent of the population that falls in childbearing years experiences some degree of...more
In the modern world, social media gives us outlets to share thoughts, experiences and feelings instantaneously with a broad audience. While this is, in many cases, a good thing, it can also wreak havoc on a divorce...more
In New Jersey, mediation is not mandatory in divorce cases. If you decide that mediation is not right for you or if you tried mediation and were not pleased with the results, you have the right to go to court and have your...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
A study by the US Social Security Administration shows that over 20 percent of divorced women over the age of 65 are impoverished....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
When you get divorced, a great many things change. Some of these things are beyond your control. Others, however, demand a bit of attention. While you are meeting with your divorce attorney, consider taking some extra time to...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
Many Californians may be under the impression that if a marriage passes the 10-year mark, the higher-earning spouse becomes obligated to pay spousal support to the lower-earning spouse for the rest of their life. That is not...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