Spousal Maintenance Part 2 – Temporary

While a couple is working through the divorce process, one spouse may still need money from the other. This money may be needed to pay bills and take care of his or her other needs until the financial details are worked out and the divorce … [Read more...]

Spousal Maintenance Part 1 – What Is It?

Financial security can be a scary and emotional conversation even in healthy marriages. When you and your spouse made money decisions during the good years of your relationship, each of you filtered those ideas and decisions through your “love" … [Read more...]

Is My Divorce Separation Agreement Enforceable?

In divorce mediation, the divorcing couple works with the mediator to create a document called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU contains the agreements made by the couple regarding finances, child custody and care, spousal maintenance, … [Read more...]

Pet Custody in Divorce

Who gets pet custody in a divorce? It might surprise you that the law has not caught up with how people feel about their pets today. Most pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be family, while the law considers them to be property, like … [Read more...]

Successful Joint Custody in Divorce Means No Surprises

When you and your spouse divorce, the care of your children becomes governed by the concept of legal custody. Child custody during and after divorce can be a minefield of confusion, emotions, and battles. Parents can avoid this when they set … [Read more...]

Health Insurance Options with Divorce

One of the biggest divorce issues is determining the health insurance options that are available for the family during separation and after divorce. With the passage of the nationwide Affordable Care Act, health insurance is accessible to … [Read more...]

Divorce and Assets: Marital Versus Separate Property

One of the trickiest issues a couple going through divorce deals with is determining whether an asset is marital property or separate property. Divorce involves dividing the family’s property. This process can be complicated and contentious, … [Read more...]

Divorce and the IRS: The Alimony Recapture Rule

Alimony is often a difficult topic for a divorcing couple to navigate and agree on. You may breathe a sigh of relief once you and your spouse agree on the details of spousal maintenance in your separation agreement and the divorce becomes … [Read more...]

Divorce Support: Solid Sources of Practical Advice

Divorce can be overwhelming because it affects every area of your life: emotions, finances, legal issues, children, health, friendships and family, work, and more. It can be hard to sort through all the divorce advice that's out there. This post … [Read more...]

Divorce and Bankruptcy

Financial stress may be a factor in the decision to get divorced. Divorce itself may also cause financial stress. Many couples who were able to handle the household debt while living together may find it difficult or even impossible to pay that debt … [Read more...]