New Tax Law and Spousal Maintenance
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, […]Read More
How Standard of Living Matters for Divorce
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 […]Read More
Preparing for Your Temporary Hearing
In any divorce, there are many different documents that need to be filed, and strategic actions that may be taken to ensure your rights and responsibilities are adequately protected and understood. One option in a divorce case is a motion for temporary relief. At a temporary hearing, the court can make decisions about financial and custody […]Read More
Imputing Income for Support
Following a divorce or custody action, it is likely that one or both of the parties will need to rearrange their finances. When the parties share children, they are both required to provide financial support for their children. In cases where a parent has lost a job, changed a job, or never had a job, […]Read More
How Much Spousal Maintenance Will I Get?
There are many decisions that need to be made in any divorce. Asset division, debt division, and child custody are just a few of the central issues. Spousal maintenance is also an important topic in many cases. Although it is becoming more and more common for both spouses to work outside of the home, there […]Read More
Spousal Maintenance After Remarriage
Divorce can be one of the most financially stressful events in a person’s life. After sometimes years of living and joining financial resources with another person, divorce means having to live on your own and find your own way to meet your expenses. For a spouse that has been a stay-at-home parent or has foregone […]Read More
Am I Entitled to Spousal Maintenance?
Financial issues are commonly the tipping point for many divorces. Where people have pooled their resources, after a divorce, there will be two households with two sets of bills, which clearly puts a financial strain on most budgets. When finances are an issue, spousal maintenance is usually one of the most contentious issues in a […]Read More
Will Cohabitation Wipe out Spousal Maintenance Awards Now?
On August 1, 2016, there are some seismic shifts happening in family law, especially as it relates to spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance can be established by settlement or a court decision. And until recently it only ended three ways: An end date agreed to or decided by the court The death of either party The […]Read More
In a Divorce, Who Pays, and How Much?
To Pay or Get Paid: Support Payments in Divorce Will you pay or receive money from your ex on a monthly basis? Child support and spousal maintenance are a big deal in a divorce. Make sure yours gets handled right. A divorce proceeding can order two types of financial support: child support and spousal maintenance. […]Read More