December 17, 2018

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The 411 on Family Law Mediation

No one wants to participate in a legal battle with family members, but sometimes marriages go sour, money and assets must be divided, and children’s issues need to be decided. Many people find that hiring a lawyer to fight their battles is in their … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Child Support

Divorce brings with it a number of challenges, and child support is a major one. If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to go your separate ways, your children are likely your number one priority. Whether your divorce will proceed … [Read more...]

Resolving Child Custody Out of Court

Whenever possible, it is best if parents can resolve their custody issues out of court. That doesn’t mean you have to go it alone and just try to hash things out. There are several ways to work together to create a parenting plan without having the … [Read more...]

How Does the Court Decide Who Gets Child Custody?

Matters of child custody are almost always highly emotional. When couples can come to an agreement on their own, even if it’s the only thing they can agree on when parting ways, the decision can stay in the hands of the parents instead of the court. … [Read more...]

Confused about Joint Custody?

Joint custody can be a confusing term because it means a couple different things and may not really be the right term for the situation you picture when you hear the term. First, you need to know is it joint legal custody, joint physical custody or … [Read more...]

Should You Consider Collaborative Divorce?

The end of a marriage is so very personal and often emotional. And yet, it is also a legal process. Divorce can mean different things to different couple and individuals. For some, it is the tearing apart of their family. Others are focused on … [Read more...]

Alimony and the New Tax Law

Although divorce law is constantly evolving, one thing has remained constant for the last 75 years. Alimony was tax deductible for payers and considered taxable income for receivers. For divorces finalized after December 31, 2018, that will not be … [Read more...]

Determining Who Keeps the Car in a Divorce Case

Dividing up the property in a divorce can be extremely stressful. Of course, different assets are weighted differently in this process. To that end, determining who has the right to the family car can lead to a lot of legal and emotional turmoil … [Read more...]

The Intricacies of an Uncontested Divorce

Relative to the mid-twentieth century, divorce rates have been quite high for some time, resting in and around the 50-percentile range. In 2015, for instance, there were about 2.2 million marriages in the US and around 800,000 divorces, making for a … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Decision Could Cause Problems for Former Military Spouses

In May 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of retired Air Force veteran John Howell in a family law case. The decision could make it harder for former military spouses to collect the money they expect to receive based on the terms … [Read more...]