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
High-profile Los Angeles couple Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are on the marriage rocks, says the press. Kardashian has written extensively about her frustrations with Odom’s alleged drug problems and infidelity through...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
These days, prenuptial agreements are not only for the likes of Hollywood celebrities. They provide spouses at all income levels with financial and other protections. Enforcing New Jersey prenups is easier now, thanks to...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
It’s official. According to Sonya Britt, a Kansas State University researcher, arguing about money early in a relationship is the top predictor of divorce. And if money disagreements lead a couple to divorce court, most...more
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor1 overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which had defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.2 As a result, married...more
Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill that amends both N.J.S.A § 37:2-38 and N.J.S.A § 37:2-32 to strengthen the enforceability of premarital agreements....more
One of the most highly publicized divorce battles in recent history quietly came to a close on Friday, April 19, 2013 in a Los Angeles court room. Reality star Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries were married just 72...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
A prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is contract between prospective spouses outlining the terms of a subsequent divorce settlement. Prenups usually involve the division of assets and spousal support. They cannot, however,...more
As reported in the news, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren might be reconciling. In 2009, the relationship made headlines when the National Enquirer reported that Tiger was cheating. Two days later, the police were called to...more
A recent Florida appellate court decision provides a drafting lesson in prenuptial agreements - if a spouse is to receive an interest in appreciation in an asset, the agreement should be specific on that....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