Remarriage, Spousal Maintenance, and Child Support

December 10, 2018

Although a divorce means the end of a relationship, it also means the beginning of the next chapter of life for both spouses.  It is very common for one or both spouses to move forward after the divorce and get remarried.  Where a former spouse has been ordered to pay alimony (called “spousal maintenance” in […]

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When Your Ex-Spouse Refuses to Sell the House

October 8, 2018

Part of the American dream is owning a home with your spouse.  When that marriage ends, there are many property issues to be determined, including who will receive that home in the divorce.  There are many ways to handle the division of the residence in a divorce.  If your spouse was ordered to sell the […]

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Terminating Child Support and Spousal Support

October 5, 2018

In many divorces, the financial issues are frequently the most contentious problems to be resolved.  In any case involving children, the court will make an order providing for child support.  In some cases, the court may also make an order providing for spousal support.  Understanding how long these financial obligations last and when these obligations […]

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Repairing Your Credit After Divorce

August 30, 2018

Going through a divorce is always a difficult time emotionally.  For most couples, it is also one of the most difficult financial processes either spouse is likely to go through.  Your credit score is an essential component when you are trying to move forward with your life, whether that means renting an apartment, buying a […]

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What to Do If Your Ex Is Talking Bad About You on the Internet

August 27, 2018

The end of a marriage or relationship can mean bitter and angry feelings for both sides.  After spending years together, it can be difficult to separate without feeling some degree of negativity.  The increasing popularity of social media provides an outlet for support from friends and family in difficult times as well as a tempting […]

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When is Right of First Refusal a Good Idea

April 18, 2018

When two people share children, there is no question that they will have to continue working hard for the mutual benefit of their children long after the divorce or custody case is over.  The court will enter an order that provides for specific parenting time for the children, including holidays, when and how the children […]

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Social Security and Divorce

April 10, 2018

During a marriage, couples spend years planning together for their future. Couples put careful and meticulous thought into their retirement plans and how they will make sure that their future is adequately funded. Social Security will often figure into these plans, even when a couple has a solid foundation for a financially prosperous future. However, […]

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Vacation Issues – When Do I Need My Former Spouse’s Permission to Travel?

March 26, 2018

Every parent looks forward to spending quality time with their children. Taking the children on vacation is a great way to bond and build memories that will last a lifetime. After a divorce or separation, this can be even more important, as a parent’s time with the children is less consistent as a result of […]

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Do I Need to Call CPS On My Former Spouse?

March 15, 2018

Parents work hard to make sure that their children are happy, healthy, and above all, safe. It can be a daunting task protecting your child from the common dangers in the world, ranging from online predators to drunk drivers to school bullies. In some unfortunate situations, parents may be concerned that it is the other […]

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Enforcing a Child Custody Order

March 13, 2018

Many co-parents who have been through a divorce or custody case will disagree on the interpretation of the child custody order at some point in the future. In the optimal case, co-parents will be able to civilly discuss their differences and resolve their conflict, but this is not always the case. Unfortunately, in many cases, […]

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