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
Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk's Family Law Specialist Mitchell Reichman discusses whether you should get a job when going through your divorce. He also talks about what happens if you quit your job during your divorce. For...more
“Is there really such a thing as the seven-year itch?” Family law attorneys are asked this question all the time. The catch-phrase is commonly used by psychologists to refer to a declining interest in remaining married after...more
The Matzo has been eaten. The Easter eggs have been found. It’s now time to think about summer, which is often stressful for families going through a divorce or custody litigation. It’s sad but true, for many, planning...more
As I noted in my last blog post, the First Amendment does much more than give a person the right to the freedom of speech. For example, the First Amendment contains the Religion Clauses, one of which allows religious...more
Arizona is a community property state. That basically means that both parties have control of property earned or purchased during the marriage(There are aEqual Property Division in Divorce number of exceptions to this but...more
In Bendetti v. Gunness, 2014 DJDAR 623 (2014), the US Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (“BAP”) for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the bankruptcy court’s decision. The bankruptcy court ruled that an attorney fee award...more
With the coming of spring comes a fresh interpretation of some relatively new legislation that has been closely watched by attorneys around Massachusetts. Any new law will require interpretation by the courts, going up...more
I am always amazed and a bit impressed by parents who, after a financially devastating divorce, want to find a way to pay for their child’s college education. In California, state mandated child support ends (except for...more
“Aren’t I done paying support once my kid turns 18?!” is common sentiment among many parents who are paying child support. A recent case that has been making waves in the news involves a New Jersey teenager who sued her...more
State rules vary governing what happens to an engagement ring if the marriage fails to occur. There are even different rules from state to state determining whether the ring becomes marital property subject to division after...more
One of the most frustrating things about getting divorced for spouses who gave up their careers to raise children or put the career of their spouse ahead of their own career, is that they may be imputed at their prior income...more
Divorce is an unfortunate reality for many couples. In fact, approximately 41 percent of first marriages and 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Divorce is a stressful and unsettling time for anyone, impacting a...more
There is a popular children’s book series where the main character (who is very fancy) frequently speaks in sophisticated phrases and then informs the reader, usually in parenthesis, the common definition of the phrase. This...more
“I don’t want to go! I want to stay with you!” If you are divorced with children chances are you’ve heard these words. There are many cases where a child won’t go with the other parent whether it is for a weekend or a dinner...more
Did you know that marriage can keep you thin? I call it the marriage diet. For if you have a lifestyle clause in your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you may have contracted to keep your weight at a certain level,...more
Most people know that the divorce rate is quite high, with the fastest growing demographic for divorce being Baby Boomers. What many people may have not known is that last year, a report was issued by Babson and Baruch...more
Requests for Admission are written statements of fact which are submitted to an adverse party in a divorce proceeding which that party is required to admit or deny. They can be an effective and efficient way to establish...more
Most people who immigrate through family sponsorship (and a few that immigrate through employment sponsorship) must have a sponsor that agrees to make sure they do not rely on public benefits. This sponsorship is...more
Well, here’s the explanation for all the coverage, mine included, of that loony bill out of Wrentham, MA that would require permission from a judge for a divorcing spouse to have sex with a new partner in their home...more
Section 523(a)(15) of the Bankruptcy Code provides that a discharge “does not discharge an individual debtor from any debt…to a spouse [or] former spouse, … in the course of a divorce…or…divorce decree or other order of a...more
The Twitterverse, (one of my favorite time wasters) and the news media in Massachusetts were a buzz yesterday as word spread that a State Senator filed on behalf of one of his constituents a bill that would...more
The phenomenon of “grey divorce”- the term referring to the demographic trend of an increasing divorce rate for older (“grey haired”) couples – has been in the news since 2013, when Bowling Green State University in Ohio...more
Going through the divorce process is extremely difficult. Remembering that “this too shall pass” is a mantra that clients often find helpful. Unfortunately, not all divorces end upon receiving the Final Judgment of Divorce....more
SC18996 - Meyers v. Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, P.C.
This case arrived from a divided Appellate Court where some jurist opined that the plaintiff’s attorney malpractice claims sounded solely in tort,...more
AC35167 - Perugini v. Giuliano:
Pro se husband sued his ex-wife’s lawyers claiming violation of the RPC and intentional infliction of emotional distress for failure to disclose the attorney’s past representation of the...more
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