Retroactive Modification of Maintenance – Leifur v. Leifur

July 29, 2019

Divorce is a financially significant event for almost all people.  Dividing your assets and debts is significant and can be a Herculean task.  In addition, if the parties share children, they will need to determine a child custody arrangement that best suits their children’s needs, or prepare to go to court and have a judge […]

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“We Will Work It Out Later” – When Vague Agreements Go Sour

June 3, 2019

The end of a marriage or relationship is never pleasant, and is often stressful and emotionally difficult for all involved.  In the vast majority of cases, parties will be able to reach an agreement on some or even all the issues.  Settling before a court hearing has many important benefits, including a lower attorney bill, […]

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How to Deal With an Unavailable Parent

May 30, 2019

Divorce or separation is always a difficult time for the parties.  If they share children, divorce and separation is also clearly difficult for the children, as well.  Going between two different homes and adjusting to the new reality of separate households can be challenging for children of any age.  Children thrive on stability, and there […]

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How Far Is Too Far to Relocate After Divorce?

January 11, 2019

The end of a marriage or relationship is a difficult time, but after it is over, both parties will need to move forward with their lives.  This will take many forms, which can range from finding a new apartment down the street to remarriage to changing career paths.  Whatever form this new path takes, if […]

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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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