Protecting your Estate in Divorce

January 16, 2020

During your lifetime, you and your spouse have worked hard to build your wealth, plan your future, and create a solid estate plan.  However, nothing in life is ever definite and many things change.  This is why it is important to keep your estate plan updated as often as possible.  One thing that can severely […]

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Divorce and Your Credit Rating

January 10, 2020

Divorce is a difficult time in many ways.  Deciding to get a divorce involves taking many issues into account, ranging from emotional to logistical to financial.  Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and file for divorce, you have to choose the right attorney, file in the correct county, and make sure that your spouse […]

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Social Security and Spousal Maintenance

January 3, 2020

We all look forward to the day when we can retire.  We work hard, follow our estate plan, save, and make sure that we have a realistic and stable plan to reach our goals.  Social Security is an important part of the retirement plan for most Americans.  Although Social Security retirement income is not usually […]

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Silver Divorce

December 30, 2019

It is no secret that the divorce rate in the United States has risen over the last few years.  What is surprising to some, however, is that the divorce rate is not only increasing among young couples, but is increasing also among long-term marriages.  When the spouses getting divorced are over forty years old, it […]

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Divorce Attorney

December 26, 2019

Family law litigation can be one of the most important involvements you ever have with court.  Family law cases involve divorce, child support, and child custody cases.  These cases strike at the very heart of your everyday life, and can have a far-reaching impact on the lives of everyone involved.  Adoption is another type of […]

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Tips for Disentangling Your Finances During Divorce

December 24, 2019

Divorce is a time of chaos and upheaval.  For most people, divorce is a watershed moment, where everything can be measured as what comes “before” and what comes “after.”  Divorce is obviously an emotionally difficult time, but it is also financially stressful.  During marriage, most people use the financial resources and income of both spouses […]

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Adoption and Divorce

December 20, 2019

Adopting a child is a wonderfully happy occasion.  Adoption allows you to expand your family while also providing a child with a permanent and stable support structure.  On the other end of the spectrum in family law is divorce.  Divorce signals the end of a family structure and typically ushers in a period of uncertainty […]

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Same-Sex Divorce Versus Same-Sex Separation

December 19, 2019

In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the landmark civil rights case of Obergefell v. Hodges, guaranteeing all Americans the fundamental right to marriage, regardless of sexual orientation.  Following this decision, same-sex couples could now marry and have the same recognition of their legal relationship as that already enjoyed by heterosexual couples.  […]

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What to Expect During a Blended Family Divorce

December 16, 2019

It is common knowledge that divorce is much more common than it was even a couple of decades ago.  While divorce used to be taboo, it is well-accepted now and no longer carries such a social stigma.  Remarriage following a divorce is also exceedingly common.  Divorced parties typically move on with their lives and frequently […]

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What Is Worth the Fight and Where to Draw the Line – Divorce Settlements

October 14, 2019

Going through a divorce is a difficult process in almost every way.  The spouses will have to emotionally separate themselves from each other.  They will also need to each establish their own respective households, create a workable budget, and sometimes acquire a new career.  If the parties share children, they will also need an order regarding parenting time […]

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