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...]

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...]

Divorce and Paying for College

How to pay for college (or other higher education) for the children after your divorce is a very important conversation for parents to have during the divorce. Whatever you and your ex-spouse decide to do about paying for college, your intentions … [Read more...]

Divorce and College Financial Aid

Obtaining college financial aid is confusing enough on its own. When the student's parents are going through a divorce or have been divorced, the financial aid process, rules, and paperwork can be harder to interpret and navigate. Who pays … [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...]

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...]

Digital Divorce: Managing Family Logins and Passwords

In a previous post, I talked about the digital assets (books, music, movies, etc.) that you, your spouse and your children may own. Those are a type of asset to be assigned, divided, or shared as a result of divorce that are starting to be … [Read more...]

Digital Assets and Divorce

Almost every couple owns assets in digital format, including their iTunes music library; Kindle/Nook/other ebook libraries; and digital TV shows, movies, and games. During divorce, a judge or the couple makes decisions regarding how to divide … [Read more...]

Dictionary of Divorce Terms

Divorce is a confusing process at best. Legal language and related words often have precise meanings that don't easily translate for the couple going through divorce. I developed this dictionary to help my clients and reduce their … [Read more...]

Divorce Through the Eyes of Your Child

When marriages end, couples often disagree about lots of things. They are concerned and filled with emotions and worries. The one thing that couples do agree upon is doing what is best for the children. The challenge surfaces when parents do not … [Read more...]