What is Imputing Income and When Does It Happen for Child Support?
If a judge has reason to believe a parent can and should be earning more income than they are, they might “impute” (assign) additional income to that parent. To do so, they will calculate child support based on a higher income than the parent’s actual earned amount, which increases the child support obligation for that… Read More »
Tips to Help You Deal With Your Divorce Over the Holidays
Divorce is a stressful and emotional process no matter what time of year you’re going through it, but it can be especially difficult around the holidays. People going through a divorce or having just recently finalized a divorce face more time with family who may have uncomfortable questions or unsolicited opinions about the recent change… Read More »
Child Custody Tips for the Holidays
The holidays can be difficult to navigate for divorced parents. Both parents will likely (and understandably) want to have time to spend with their children over the holidays, but time is a limited commodity and the logistics of transferring children back and forth can be difficult. Here are a few child custody tips to keep… Read More »
Can You Write Your Own Divorce Settlement?
There are many cases in which divorcing couples can come to their own agreements about the issues of their divorce without having to set foot in a courtroom. But does this mean you can write your own official divorce settlement? This is a question many divorce attorneys field from their clients. The better question is… Read More »
How to Best Deal With a Deadbeat Parent
All parents are required to continue to financially support their children, whether or not they have custody of the child. However, it is an unfortunate reality that many children have parents who skip out on their obligations to pay their court-ordered child support. If you have a former partner who cannot be counted on to… Read More »
Filing for Divorce When You Live in a Foreign Country
Transnational divorce is one in which the two spouses live in different countries. This can be a very complex legal affair. The processes you must take to complete your divorce when living in different countries can vary greatly depending on where you live. However, below is some general information you should know if one of… Read More »
What to Know About Financial Disclosures During a Divorce
During a divorce, each spouse must disclosure certain financial information to ensure each party has full knowledge of the other’s finances. Examples include bank statements, mortgage statements, tax returns, pay stubs and statements for brokerage and investment accounts. In addition, each party must provide a Statement of Net Worth which is a document, signed before… Read More »
Updating Your Insurance Policies After a Divorce
Many married couples have combined insurance policies. When you get divorced, you will need to update these policies or cancel them altogether and establish new policies of your own. The following is some quick information regarding how to review and update these policies to reflect that you are no longer married: Life insurance: If you… Read More »
What Does ‘Dissolution of Marriage’ Actually Mean?
As you go through the divorce process, you will likely hear the term “dissolution of marriage” used more than once. What exactly does this mean? In many cases, “dissolution of marriage” is just another way of saying divorce, referring to the process in which you and your spouse can permanently end your marriage. However, there… Read More »