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
For divorce attorneys, a surge in calls is typical after the holidays are over and the new year begins. In January, divorce attorneys are busier than usual with calls from new clients who want to begin the divorce process. ...more
This article discusses a significant change in Florida law regarding the effect of dissolution or annulment of marriage on designations of one former spouse as beneficiary upon death of the insured other...more
For divorce attorneys, a surge in calls is typical after the holidays are over and the new year begins. In January, divorce attorneys are busier than usual with calls from new clients who want to begin the divorce process....more
Divorce is never an easy time for anyone involved. The end of any relationship carries an excessive amount of emotional weight, but divorce brings with it all the stresses and conflicts that accompany a financial decoupling...more
Last month, Part I on this topic discussed the problem facing a Remaining Spouse when the Departing Spouse rejects a buyout offer of a modest down payment and a long installment note: How to raise sufficient cash to avoid a...more
Last Christmas Eve, I got a voicemail from my son Shamus asking if I knew of "a divorce lawyer named Mr. Barnhart."
Shamus called from New Orleans where he lives. Since he's not married, his divorce lawyer voicemail...more
Loss carry-forward is a frequently forgotten asset in divorces. Whether the loss arises from the operation of a business (Net Operating Loss) or sale of stocks (capital loss), it is a valuable asset which may be used to...more
The decision to end a marriage can be one that is both deeply personal and highly complex. However, deciding to commence the divorce as a formal legal proceeding, also known as a dissolution of marriage proceeding, is often a...more
The last year saw its fair share of public divorces, separations and reconciliations. From conscious uncoupling and puppy custody battles to a $1 billion divorce settlement – the myriad of recent “newsworthy” family events...more
Many clients think that once they hire a divorce attorney, they are setting themselves up for protracted litigation. In fact, most attorneys are skilled at negotiation and work hard to help clients settle their cases without...more
Throughout the divorce process, couples often have many questions that are fairly common among those who are interested in pursuing a divorce in the future. Divorce lawyers in Camden County are providing the following...more
In This Issue:
- IN THE SPOTLIGHT
..Crisis Management: Five Steps to Take Before Providing That Comment
- LIFE INSURANCE
..Third Circuit Limits ERISA Fiduciary Liability to those with Ultimate...more
SC19037 - Brody v. Brody -
In this multi-million dollar matrimonial dissolution action, the SCT took the opportunity to clarify Connecticut law on civil contempt. The court set aside prior Appellate precedent and held...more
Divorce includes the division of assets and debts. Frequently, it is easier to divide assets than to divide debts. Both credit (including store) cards and mortgages present unique problems when divorcing....more
Employee benefits may be one of the biggest assets involved in a divorce—often similar in value to the family residence. With so much money on the line, identifying, valuing, and dividing benefit plans is a priority. Here are...more
It’s become commonplace in domestic relations cases with custody issues, in Cook County and certain other jurisdictions, for the trial court, early in the proceedings, to enter a kind of “rules of the road” order specifying...more
Under the common law of some states, if an individual names his or her spouse as the beneficiary on a life insurance policy, gets divorced, and then dies without changing the beneficiary designation, the mere fact of a...more
Some have remarked that New Jersey’s law goes further than any other state in requiring divorced parents to contribute towards their children’s college education, and here is why. Early in 2014, Caitlyn Ricci, 21 years old,...more
Social Security Disability Insurance provides benefits to people who are considered disabled and have paid enough money into the Social Security system. The dependent family members of SSD beneficiaries, such as spouses or...more
On October 9, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case of Innes v. Marzano-Lesnevich. The case deals with the interesting question of whether attorneys can be held liable for damages to...more
Tis the season for holiday parenting time disputes. Whether it is Chanukah, Christmas or New Years, there is plenty to fight about this time of year....more
On numerous occasions, we have been asked how inheritances and gifts are treated in divorces in Pennsylvania.
The first thing you need to understand is how marital property is divided in a divorce....more
My first article in this series addressed this question: When the closely-held business is a substantial marital asset, what are the three main choices for turning the Departing Spouse’s interest into cash payments? My next...more
‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and it’s my belief that narcissists are overly prevalent at parties. They provide a great opportunity for a narcissist to show off and shine. Behind the scenes,...more
Holidays are tough in the best of circumstances, with lots of expectations and family pressures. Now, imagine if one or both spouses are unhappy in their marriage. Holiday pressures are amplified and can lead to a...more
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