divorce law

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A woman is 35 years old. She is unmarried. She wants to have a child. She realizes that her childbearing years are coming
Divorce
Getting a divorce requires a lot of adulting. (And yes, "adulting" is now a verb.) The timing on that couldn't be worse, because when you're getting a divorce, adulting is extremely challenging.
Divorce
Every single thing we say and do are actions which we have chosen to make. What we don't say and do are the result of our inactions, which are also choices. Whether those choices are conscious or unconscious, they are still choices.
Divorce
While there are many things you should ask your divorce lawyer, you should really also ask yourself many things such as simply "do I feel good about him or her."
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Whether I realize it or not, because of the nature of their work, lawyers tend to be logical, analytical and rule-oriented people with very low emotional intelligence (EI) levels. It makes perfect sense when you consider that their job is to effectuate a "win."
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When we buy a house, the deed is recorded with the County Recorder. There is a public record of who the owner of the property is. If someone is injured on the property, it is relatively easy to find out who the responsible party is.
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Although evidence of a cheating spouse would have been more useful in a previous era of family law, it is far easier to get such evidence today with the rise of the internet and social media, and so such evidence continues appearing in divorce cases.
Weddings
When couples marry for the first time -- increasingly in their thirties -- they aren't saying "'til death do us part" any more, but making up their own conditional standard of commitment, like, "as long as we love."
Divorce
When people decide to divorce they often understand that they will have to divide up property. They often think that they are doing so in exchange for their personal freedom. But the fact is that their personal freedoms are significantly more infringed upon once they are divorced than they ever were while married.
Divorce
Please understand, I am not selling divorce. You are not abandoning your marriage: That was your spouse's choice. You are not to blame for the death of your marriage. But if you delay, you could spend the rest of your life blaming yourself for the disaster of your divorce.
Divorce
Paying spousal support is often considered the price many men must pay to extricate themselves from a bad marriage. It's cynically considered the cost of doing business.
Divorce
During divorce proceedings, the devil is truly in the details. One small oversight in a divorce settlement agreement can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime. Here are three examples of small mistakes, based on real-life examples, in which one party has suffered devastating financial consequences.
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A wife's hometown in California and a husband's hometown in Virginia, a turbulent marriage, intermittent thoughts of divorce in an increasingly mobile society, and the burden of proving to the court that the relationship between child and the non-custodial parent will only be "minimally impacted" are the things that nasty custody battles are made of.
Divorce
Most states uphold what is called an equitable distribution of assets, which insures that both spouses receive a certain portion of the marital home unless otherwise stated in the court documents.
Divorce
I have seen scenarios that in the past would have taken twice as long, been absolutely hostile the whole way and cost each party loads of money, turn into situations where time, money and energy have been saved.
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Recently, a client reminisced about her excruciating decision to divorce her husband. The couple had been married for almost 20 years and the thought of separating after years of marriage terrified her.
Divorce
Are you or someone you know contemplating a divorce? Are there plans to hire a lawyer and take the matter to court? At the risk of raising the ire of matrimonial lawyers, I say, you might want to re-think that idea.
Divorce
Gentlemen, let me confirm what you have long suspected: if you are the primary income earner in your family, particularly where your wife has stayed at home, be prepared to pay in your divorce.
Divorce
Although approaching a divorce without the help of an attorney can save money, it may also make the divorce process more
Videos
While many babies make it to full term, some couples don't. We talk to our guests about how to maintain a healthy pregnancy while going through an arduous divorce. Guest Liz Becker shares her story.