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Co-Parenting on Thanksgiving

Holidays can be incredibly difficult for the recently divorced, and Thanksgiving is no exception. In the past, you may have enjoyed cooking and eating a delicious turkey dinner with your spouse and ...
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Requesting a Spousal Support Modification

The court may award alimony, or spousal support, to a lower-earning spouse to help them readjust to single life. These payments can be temporary or permanent depending on a couple’s financial ...
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Identifying Domestic Abuse

Acts of domestic abuse are typically driven by feelings of insecurity and fear. Abusers often use physical and psychological tactics to dominate and manipulate their partners. This behavior stems from ...
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Breaking the Ice: Talking to Your Fiancé about Drafting a Prenup

American popular culture has reframed weddings into being the ultimate celebrations of love and romance. However, you and your spouse have many important decisions to make before you walk down the ...
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Spouses Request Accelerated Divorces in Light of the TCJA Deadline

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the controversial Tax Cuts & Jobs Act into law. This aggressive and sweeping tax legislation is eliminating personal exemptions, making significant ...
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What You Need to Know About Stepchild Adoption

When couples get divorced, they often discover happiness in building separate lives and starting new families. This can leave the child of a previous marriage feeling adrift and ultimately questioning ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce?

Divorce is an incredibly complicated legal process even for couples who amicably agree that it suits their best interests. In fact, many spouses underestimate how many decisions and complex ...
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Protecting Your Personal Property During a Divorce

Before spouses can finalize their divorce and part ways, they must first legally divide their shared assets, property, and debts. However, not all property acquired during a marriage is considered ...
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4 Tips for a Happier Divorce

When fiancés sign a marriage license, it’s with the intention of devoting their time, love, and attention to making a relationship work. Unfortunately, and for endless reasons, over 40% ...
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3 Mistakes to Avoid in a High Net Worth Divorce Case

A high net worth divorce is complicated because couples have financial accounts, multiple properties, and complex business interests to account for. Legally, there is no difference between a standard ...
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How to Survive Father's Day as a Divorced Dad

Father’s Day is meant to celebrate the relationship between a father and his children. Unfortunately, this celebration becomes understandably difficult following a divorce. Life after divorce is ...
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Life After Bankruptcy

It’s understandable to be scared about filing for bankruptcy. However, despite rampant misinformation and unfortunate implications, your life circumstances really won’t change aside from ...
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The Pros & Cons of Filing for Joint Bankruptcy

If you are married, struggling with debt, and are now faced with the prospect of filing for bankruptcy, you will have to decide whether you will file a joint or individual bankruptcy. Before ...
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Why You Need an Attorney When Filing for Bankruptcy

While you are not required to have an attorney when filing for bankruptcy, not doing so is generally an unwise decision and can cause many problems to arise in court, costing you time and money, while ...
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When Can an Aunt or Uncle Petition for Custody?

In most circumstances, family law courts will do what they can to ensure children are raised by fit parents. During a divorce proceeding, for example, a judge will examine how each parent cares for ...
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Child Support for a Disabled Adult Child

Divorce is rarely easy for anyone, but for the parents of a disabled adult child, it can be even more complicated. Parents always have an obligation to provide financial support for their children ...
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How Might Remarriage Affect My Divorce Settlement?

When you or your ex-spouse remarry, some of the agreements from your divorce may change. After a divorce, especially one involving children, one party may have a financial duty to the other through ...
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Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

When a couple decides to divorce, some of their biggest concerns may be who will get the house, or how custody of their children will work out. However, for some couples, another big topic might be ...
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Reasons Why a Prenuptial Agreement Might be Invalid

For those about to enter a marriage, a prenuptial agreement can be a valuable way for couples to establish and protect their financial rights in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial or postnuptial ...
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How to Choose the Right Divorce Attorney

When your marriage comes to an end and you are faced with the task of having to go through with the process of a divorce, deciding how to choose the right divorce attorney might seem difficult or ...
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How Retirement Assets Are Divided in Divorce

Retirement asset division is required if couples contributed to a retirement account during the course of their marriage. Accounts such as IRAs, 401ks, 403 plans, stock options, pension plans, and ...
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Dividing the Family Home During Divorce

When couples divorce, one of the biggest challenges is deciding what to do with the family home. Real estate is perhaps one of the most valuable assets for a family as well as one that holds countless ...
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Tips on Communicating with Your Spouse During Divorce

For many couples, maintaining open and respectful communication is often difficult, especially if they struggled for years to communicate effectively during the marriage. During your divorce, ...
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Stay off Social Media during Your Divorce

Incriminating yourself has never been easier with the advent of social media. From people admitting crimes on Facebook, to tweeting out their location in the midst of an investigation, so many ...
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Moving Out During Divorce

When couples file for divorce, both parties may feel uncomfortable living together under the same roof. But is it a good idea for one person to move out? Who should be the one to move? The decision ...
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