How much will I receive in spousal maintenance?
Is a trial my only option during a divorce?
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
Circumstances can change as time passes. At the time of your divorce, the agreements made seemed appropriate and amicable. But what happens when things change? ...more
A friend recently sent me a quote. I love it because it’s so hopeful. February and March are historically a very busy time for new divorce filings. In general, divorce attorneys see a lot of new clients in the first quarter...more
This is the latest in my series discussing a recurring question: When a closely-held business is a valuable marital asset, how can its value be turned into cash? I’ve previously touched on two alternatives by which the spouse...more
Recently, I have been part of more discussions than usual about the propriety of having a minor child testify as a witness in a custody dispute or divorce matter. ...more
It’s a beautiful day in Central Florida and spring break is in full swing! The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and the beach is calling your name!
Typically, parents alternate the week of spring break from year to...more
In a family law proceeding, one of the most sensitive and emotionally charged areas –for both the family law attorney and the client- typically concerns issues surrounding custody and visitation of the children....more
I don’t want the divorce; why should I have to pay for it?
We all have expenses for things that we do not anticipate. We do not intend to get sick or hurt; however, if we need medical attention, we are required to pay...more
In the area of family law, there are many different types of proceedings that occur. However, when one of the proceedings is a record hearing, if an objection is not made to a particular issue, it is waived on appeal....more
Couples going through a divorce should remember this regarding taxes: You can still file a joint return, so long as you were still married as of December 31st....more
You may be surprised that most divorce lawyers in Phoenix get along rather well. Many times clients have a difficult time understanding that two lawyers, with diametrically opposed positions and clients, can have a good...more
Significant attempts have been made in recent years to overhaul Florida’s alimony law. While such attempts have nearly been successful, they have ultimately failed. Specifically, in May 2013, Governor Rick Scott vetoed the...more
Parenting is hard work. For most people, parenting is even harder work after separation or divorce. One of the added challenges of parenting after separation or divorce is answering the multitude of questions children have...more
I recently came across a blog titled, “50/50 Isn’t Lucky” in which a mother shares her feelings and perspective on her equal timesharing arrangement. The author of this post is clearly grieving while her children are...more
North Carolina is one of a handful of states that recognize alienation of affection claims. Alienation is a personal injury cause of action brought by a spouse, usually against a person alleged to have engaged in an...more
In family law cases, experts are frequently used. They become part of the team in preparing the case for trial and are often helpful in settling a matter.
So what experts are important in a family law case? ...more
A Circuit Court has subject matter jurisdiction to enter a child custody order pursuant to the Illinois Constitution. But the Court apparently lacks jurisdiction to proceed pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction...more
Taxes Divorce 1955242Tax season is approaching quickly and couples who are going through a divorce need to determine how they are going to file. Certainly, this is a topic that you should discuss with your attorney and your...more
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk attorney Laurence B. Hirsch discusses spousal maintenance in a divorce. Hirsch practices family law in Phoenix Arizona. For more information visit www.jaburgwilk.com...more
Every January and February, family law attorneys meet a lot of prospective new clients. It is my opinion that the New Year brings about the desire for action and change. January has even been dubbed as “Divorce Month.”...more
Marital agreements and trust agreements often employ the term “cohabitate” or “cohabitation.” Typically, these agreements provide for the end of trust distributions, alimony, occupancy of property, or other benefits, when the...more
A parent who moves with a child from the child’s home country to another country, or retains the child in the other country, may face accusations that the move or retention is wrongful. The parent who stays behind may assert...more
The president of a corporation, manager of a limited liability company, trustee of a family trust, or principal of another business entity receives a summons in a Florida divorce case. One spouse contends the other’s control,...more
In the Pennsylvania Superior Court case Uveges v. Uveges, the Superior Court upheld the trial court's decision to attach the husband's Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act benefits to pay approximately...more
In the Pennsylvania Superior Court case Kozel v. Kozel, a trial court's decision to re-open a divorce matter that originally concluded in 2005 was upheld. The trial court opened the divorce matter based on the theory of...more
As promised, here is an in-depth explanation of the new decisions from the Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) on the Alimony Reform Act, by my talented and knowledgeable partner, Robin Lynch Nardone....more
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