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Category Archives: Family Law

Tips for Getting Through the Holidays After a Divorce

If this is your first holiday season and new year after a divorce, it can be an emotionally trying time as you try to move on from old traditions and celebrate with new groups of people. Here are a few tips to help the process become a little easier for you. Have boundaries: Don’t feel… Read More »

Common Asset Concealment Strategies to Watch For

An unfortunately common issue that can arise during the divorce process is one spouse attempting to conceal assets from the other in an attempt to come away with a more favorable financial situation. This is illegal—both spouses are required to fully disclose their finances and assets to allow for a more equitable asset distribution process…. Read More »

How is Inheritance Treated in Divorce?

Money inherited by a spouse during the course of a marriage will not necessarily be treated the same as other money or assets during the asset division process. What happens with the inheritance will be determined based on whether it is classified as separate or marital property. Marital property is any property jointly owned by… Read More »

Using a Quit Claim Deed in Divorce

A quit claim deed, when used in divorce, helps you to transfer joint ownership into sole ownership of a piece of property. The person awarded the property in the divorce will receive sole ownership. There are a couple ways of doing this: Order a sale of the property and divide the proceeds between parties, or… Read More »

What to Consider When Deciding Whether to Move Out During Divorce

One of the most common questions we receive from clients during the divorce process is whether or not they should move out of the family home during the pendency of the matter. This can be a difficult decision, both emotionally and tactically. Here are some of the issues you’ll want to consider. Safety: What are… Read More »

When the Non-Custodial Parent Takes Your Child

Both parents are required by law to adhere to the strict terms set in child custody and visitation arrangements. Any changes to those arrangements must be made by written agreement or through a Court Order. If one parent is uncooperative with those terms, it can add some unnecessary tension to the relationship between the parents… Read More »

Protecting Your Rights During a Legal Separation

Legal separation is where a married couple either enters into an agreement known as a separation agreement or gets a determination from the Court which would to allow the couple to live separately and end their marital obligations, without technically ending the marriage. A legally separated couple cannot remarry. However, this agreement (or determination by… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Annulment

Annulment is available as an alternative to divorce in some cases, but it is not particularly common because there are some stringent requirements for a person to be eligible for it. Here are a few of the most common questions people preparing for a divorce tend to have about the issue of annulment. Q: What… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support Payments

Here are a few examples of some of the most frequently asked questions our attorneys receive about child support. Q: If my ex prevents me from seeing my kids, am I still responsible for paying child support? Yes. Child support is a right of the child—it has nothing to do with the relationship between the… Read More »

Tips for Ending a Marriage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The idea of getting divorced during a global pandemic may seem overwhelming, as so many aspects of life are disrupted and unusual at the moment. However, it is still possible to move forward with the divorce process, even when there is so little clarity about what even the immediate future holds. Here are a few… Read More »