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Category Archives: Family Law

How to Calculate Child Support if the Paying Spouse is in the Military

There are always some extra complications in the divorce process when one or both spouses actively serves in the military. Among the various elements of the divorce that could be affected is the child support arrangement you develop. To start with, you can use the child support guidelines for your state. However, if you and… Read More »

How You Can Find Concealed Assets During Divorce Discovery

It is not unusual for spouses to attempt to hide assets they have during the divorce process so they don’t become subject to asset division. There is a discovery phase of each divorce in which spouses and their attorneys gather as much information they can about marital assets. But how do you use the discovery… Read More »

Tips for Responding to Divorce Interrogatories

During the process of divorce discovery, each spouse has the chance to ask questions or request documents from the other as they collect evidence for their claim. These requests are made in the form of “interrogatories,” which are the written questions submitted from one spouse to the other. When you receive interrogatories, you must provide… Read More »

Tips for Creating a Solid Parenting Plan After Divorce

If you have children and are going through the divorce process, it is crucial you focus on developing an in-depth parenting plan during the divorce so you can cut down on the potential turbulence your children will face in their new lives once the divorce has been finalized. You must create a plan that emphasizes… Read More »

How to Enforce a Child Support Order in New York

When parents get divorced, they are both required to continue supporting their children financially. For the parent that does not have primary or physical custody of the child, this means making monthly child support payments. However, there is a widespread problem the United States when it comes to parents who do not pay the child… Read More »

Tips for Your Separation

Sometimes, couples go into a separation with the hopes of reconciling. However, it’s important to be realistic with your separation and realize that the vast majority them end in a divorce. Therefore, even if you do have some hope left that you and your spouse will be able to repair your relationship, it is also… Read More »

Uncontested Divorce Has Advantages and Disadvantages

Although there is never anything “simple” about divorce, an uncontested divorce can simplify some of its processes — at least to some extent. Of course, uncontested divorce is also not right for every couple and situation. With this in mind, below are some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with uncontested divorce to help you… Read More »

When Should You Consider a Postnuptial Agreement?

A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement in that it’s a contract for married parties to settle issues involving assets, debts, children and other circumstances of their marriage before a divorce or death. The big difference is that a postnuptial agreement is established after the marriage has already begun. The following are a… Read More »

Issues Older Couples Are Likely to Face During Divorce

The divorce rate for people who are older than 50 doubled between the years 1990 and 2010, as Baby Boomers continue to get divorced at a record pace. Many of the issues you may encounter during a divorce are the same at any age, but there are some that are much more likely to affect… Read More »

What Should You Do After Receiving Divorce Papers?

If you’ve recently been served with divorce papers, you might be wondering what comes next. Below are the steps you should take immediately after receiving divorce papers: Read the documents carefully: You should read the divorce papers very thoroughly, as they will contain a lot of crucial information, including the court in which the action… Read More »