New Tax Law and Spousal Maintenance

June 22, 2018

Divorce almost always means that both spouses need to do some substantial financial rearranging. Whereas couples used to have two people to contribute to the utilities, housing expenses, and child expenses, after divorce, the spouses will each have to figure out how to pay the bills and meet expenses on just one income. Spousal maintenance, […]

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Custody Evaluation Basics

June 18, 2018

Custody is often the most hotly contested issue in any divorce.  Parents just want what is best for their children, and in some cases, they cannot come to an agreement on what that is.  There are several ways that a parent may prove their case to a judge on what he or she believes is […]

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Name Changes After Divorce – You and Your Child

June 15, 2018

Divorce brings about a lot of changes.  This is no less true for the parties who are getting divorced than it is for the parties’ children.  Divorce can often mean a new home, a new school, or even a new state.  For the parents it can mean a new budget, a new job, or maybe […]

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How Standard of Living Matters for Divorce

June 13, 2018

During a marriage, the parties work together for the common goal of building their future, both emotionally and financially.  Depending on their particular incomes, asset availability, and the types of goals they have set, they will follow a particular standard of living.  When a relationship ends and the parties are going through a divorce, there […]

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Inheritance and Divorce

June 12, 2018

The ending of a relationship and a divorce is a stressful and chaotic time for the entire family.  During a divorce, the parties have to make a lot of critical decisions, including where the children will live, who gets the house, and how they will divide up their marital bills, just to name a few.  […]

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Pets and Divorce

Any pet owner knows that the pet is almost always considered part of the family.  Millions of American families adopt dogs and cats as well as more exotic choices, such as pot-bellied pigs or snakes.  In a divorce, the issue of who should receive the pet can be a contentious one, and many pet owners […]

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Who Gets the Engagement Ring?

June 11, 2018

Getting engaged is a joyous time.  The new couple faces an exciting future together and can start planning for their life right away.  The engagement ring is the ubiquitous symbol of the engagement.  In many cases, the engagement ring is a significantly expensive piece of jewelry.  In the unhappy event that the relationship ends, it […]

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Vaccines and Custody

June 8, 2018

Parents work hard to make sure that they make the right decisions for their children.  Education, faith, extracurriculars, and medical decisions are just a few of the issues that parents need to review and decide for their children on a regular basis.  When parents have separated or divorced, making these decisions can become increasingly complicated, […]

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Custody and Social Media

June 7, 2018

Social media is used by millions of Americans.  There are a variety of platforms that people will use to stay in contact with friends and family, including Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, just to name a few.  These platforms are great ways to stay connected with loved ones that you do not have the ability to […]

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Student Debt and Divorce

June 6, 2018

Divorce is one of the financial watershed moments in the lives of most people.  Their lives can be forever measured by what came before and what came after the divorce.  People today are carrying a record amount of debt, and paying for these debts can become especially difficult after divorce when there are no longer […]

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