Who pays attorney fees in a divorce proceeding?
Should I Get a Job While Going Through My Divorce? Can I Quit My Job?
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
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Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk's Family Law Specialist Mervyn Braude talks about whose responsibility it is to pay attorney fees in a divorce proceeding. He also explains what unreasonable behavior is. For more information...more
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In This Issue:
- Marriage, Divorce & Your Business
- New Child Support Guidelines Under Virginia Code Section 20 108.2: What Do They Mean for You?
- Moving Out of the Marital Home - Should You Stay or...more
The question of when your child is emancipated is extremely fact sensitive. As an example of this, the Appellate Division recently released an unpublished opinion Rybak-Petrolle v. Karcz. In that case the parties had a 21...more
The child support laws in Virginia are changing significantly, and clients should understand how this development impacts them. On July 1, 2014, the Virginia Child Support Guidelines will be revised, in some ways...more
There are 80 million Baby Boomers and they are getting divorced in record numbers. Recent and newsworthy divorces in this demographic involved Al and Tipper Gore, and the unforgettable daily onslaught of Frank and Jamie...more
Ex-husband kept one credit card, I kept another. Both of us signed onto both cards. He charged $30,000 on "his" card and is not making payments. That credit card company is coming after me. Am I responsible for his charges on...more
If you’ve made the decision to separate from your spouse, you may be wondering, “is it ok for me to move out of the marital home?” As a practical matter, in every case of separation and divorce one or both parties will...more
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