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Divorce

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 Participation Agreement

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

When individuals decide to enter the collaborative process to engage in a collaborative divorce, many wonder what the parameters of the process will be. They wonder what the ground rules will be. They might even wonder what...more

How is Child Support and Alimony Determined in Arizona?

by Jaburg Wilk on

When divorcing couples have minor children, frequently the amount of child support is an issue in the divorce. In Arizona, child support can be estimated using the Arizona Child Support guidelines. The courts provide a free...more

Do You Want To Be Seen At A Courthouse?

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

When parties are going through a divorce proceeding that is contested, the reality is court appearances are likely going to happen. For some parties, they might have to appear at a courthouse multiple times in a contested...more

Noteworthy Nuances of High Profile and Celebrity Divorce (Part Two)

by Blank Rome LLP on

Part Two: A Particular Kind of Tug-of-War - In dissolutions of high-net-worth and celebrity marriages or domestic partnerships, intellectual property rights, profit participation, residuals, and royalties often represent the...more

Noteworthy Nuances of High Profile and Celebrity Divorce

by Blank Rome LLP on

Part One: Control is the Common Denominator - As a family lawyer specializing in high-net-worth and high profile cases for more than 30 years, you can imagine that I have seen it all. Representing many celebrities—often...more

What Is A Satisfaction Of Judgment

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

In divorce or family law matters, there is often times an order from the court for a payment from one party to the other. Sometimes, the order is through a consent judgment. Other times, the court might order the payment...more

They Put Money Where? Conducting Discovery About International Assets

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

It happens to family lawyers all the time. A new client comes in to meet with us for an initial consultation and tells us that his or her spouse controlled all of the money and assets. The new client is panicked, because he...more

IRS Provides Some Relief for Post-Divorce Grantor Trust Rule Issues

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

During happy days, one spouse (call him or her the “Donor Spouse”) sets up an irrevocable trust for the benefit of the other spouse (call him or her the “Donee Spouse”)....more

Gavel to Gavel: Marriage, the sole cause of divorce

by McAfee & Taft on

Spring brings weddings. Cue delightful melodies as couples waltz toward union. Most engaged couples, however, focus on selection of dresses, tuxes or cake, and ignore that marriage imposes statutory and constitutional...more

Appellate Division Issues New Decision On Cohabitation

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In the midst of our ongoing quest for guidance as to how and when to apply the 2014 cohabitation statute, comes the Appellate Division’s recent unpublished (not precedential) decision in J.S. v. J.M. While the decision does...more

Shareholder Oppression Requires More Than Denial of Access to Company Information

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

The family-owned business at the center of Vaccari v Vaccari, 2018 NY Slip Op 30546(U) [Sup Ct NY County Mar. 28, 2018], decided last month by veteran Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Eileen Bransten, is a classic...more

Your Social Media Presence and Activity During Divorce

by Sands Anderson PC on

You thought your divorce was going to be amicable, but things seem to be going in a completely different direction. You’ve been separated for a while and you’ve been “checking in” on Facebook when you have been out with...more

A Name Change May Cause Issues with Your Tax Return

Many spouses change their last name when they get married. If the marriage ends in divorce, they may choose to resume their maiden or former name....more

Is spousal support available after death?

by Field Law on

Perhaps encouraged by the recent decision in Marasse Estate, we have another recent case from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench addressing an estate’s ability to claim spousal support and its liability to pay spousal...more

Who Is At A Collaborative Meeting

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

When many consider the possibility of a collaborative divorce, they have a hard time picturing how it works. One common question many have is who is at a collaborative meeting?...more

Divorce financial statements: Do not overstate or understate values

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

In a divorce, courts are to divide marital property in a just manner when considering all the factors in an equitable jurisdiction. To divide marital assets in a just manner, courts need to know the value of the marital...more

Common misconceptions of NJ family law

In a world of “fake news,” access to reliable information about the divorce process is more difficult to come by than one may realize. While many litigants are quick to consult the internet, family members and friends for...more

High Asset Divorce And The Collaborative Process

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

For many parties going through a divorce, they might have lots of assets. From a marital home, vacation homes, investment accounts, retirement accounts and other lucrative assets, those going through a divorce with a high net...more

How the New Tax Law Changes Alimony and Child Support

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Deep within the text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) are two provisions that will have a significant effect on both alimony and child support....more

Pullman Matrimonial Lawyers Convince the CT Supreme Court to Make Major Change Affecting the Finality of Judgments

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently decided a case of critical importance in Reinke v. Sing, SC 19687, reversing the Appellate Court and determining that pursuant to General Statutes § 52-212a parties may agree to open a...more

Receiverships: Not Just for Lenders

by Jaburg Wilk on

A receivership is an invaluable tool for managing, accounting for, marshaling, and preserving assets of whatever nature or kind. Although most often utilized by lenders, a receiver can be beneficial in any number of...more

Will U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Life Insurance Case Affect California's Limited Liability Company Law?

by Allen Matkins on

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sveen v. Melin (Case No. No. 16-1432). The case involved a dispute over life insurance proceeds between a decedent's former spouse and his children by a former...more

Why Do We Need A Collaborative Team?

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

Most individuals would like to resolve their divorce or family law case outside of court. The problem is that many do not agree on all issues in play in their divorce. When individuals think about how to get to an...more

How Does A Divorce Trial or Hearing Work?

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

When individuals are going through a divorce, most want to settle their case amicable short of a trial. Practically, this does not happen in every circumstance. In some cases, parties are just not able to settle their case....more

Divorcing and Worried About Your Finances? A Promising Perspective

by Jaburg Wilk on

When women divorce, or contemplate divorce, they report being worried about their finances and how they will meet their financial obligations as a newly single woman. With gender pay disparity and potentially not knowing...more

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