Divorce

alimony

If you are making alimony payments, chances are the court determined that your spouse required financial assistance. Gone are the days of punishing a cheating spouse. In today’s divorce agreements, alimony is based purely on financial need. For that reason, it is often referred to as spousal support. Making changes…

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Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. Whether it was a quick elopement or a well-planned wedding before an audience of family and friends, no one says I do with the intention of splitting down the road. So why do so many couples regret the decision…

courtroom

Divorce court: the room that no one plans for, but many married couples wind up in. It’s an intimidating place to be, as the judge sits across from you and signs off on decisions that that impact your parenting, your finances, and other aspects of your future. Notwithstanding the discomfort,…

dog

Splitting up the furniture and credit card bills is stressful during a divorce, no doubt. But the real anxiety is often associated with the division of property that has personal value. The family photos; that crooked ceramic dish made by your teenage son; and yes, the family pet. The fact…

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Whatever your feelings are about the new tax plan signed into law by President Trump, you should know that if you’re planning on divorcing in the near future, there’s a possibility you will suffer adversely from at least one of the provisions. That’s because starting in 2019, the deduction for…

family holding hands

Children of all ages generally want their parents to stay together. Even so, when parents make the decision to split, having parents in two separate households becomes a reality. Here are some tips on making that transition easier on the kids. Preparing for the Divorce As the adults, it is…

divorced woman

If you are one of the nearly 30 million people whose marriage is being impacted by drug or alcohol addiction, chances are you have thought about cutting your losses and starting over. But in cases where the addiction started following a medical procedure and pain management got out of control,…

depressed

Divorce has a way of bringing out the worst in people. When one spouse refuses to cooperate during the divorce process, it makes the ordeal more difficult, time consuming, and expensive for everyone involved. A difficult spouse can make you want to tear your hair out, throw your hands up…