Tips for buying the first home after a divorce

Tips for buying the first home after a divorce

After divorce, one of the first things you often need to do if find a new home – if you were not awarded the marital residence in the settlement agreement. Sometimes, depending on your income bracket, you may be looking for a new time share or vacation home in addition to just a new post-split domestic domicile. Often times (but not always) you will be downsizing since not only the family unit is smaller but so too is the wallet size given that once there were two and now there is only one. So these can be very stressful undertakings and considerations. Here are some tips for maneuvering the situation without completely becoming undone in the process. (click the title above to continue)

Do I have to Get Separated Before Getting Divorced?

Do I have to Get Separated Before Getting Divorced?

DO I HAVE TO GET SEPARATED BEFORE GETTING DIVORCED? The answer to that question is not usually. Not in most states. You don’t HAVE to get separated before getting divorced. There are a few exceptions as far as a mandatory pre-divorce separation that include North Carolina which requires a one year separation before filing divorce. […]

Changing Your Name Back After Divorce

Changing Your Name Back After Divorce

CHANGING YOUR NAME BACK AFTER DIVORCE: WHAT ARE THE RULES? The rules and procedures for changing your name back after divorce may vary slightly depending on what state you live in. In New York State, for example, it is required that a statement is included in the Divorce judgment stating that either spouse may resume […]

Q&A: Step-Parent Visitation Rights: Does Former Spouse Have Legal Custody/Visitation Rights?

Q&A: Step-Parent Visitation Rights: Does Former Spouse Have Legal Custody/Visitation Rights?

Step-Parent Visitation Rights: Does Former Spouse Have Legal Custody/Visitation Rights to Ex’s Kids Who She Raised From Birth But Did Not Adopt?   I think the short answer to this is yes. Step-parent visitation rights are recognized in many jurisdictions. But it depends on where you live. Because, normally, I would have been inclined to […]

Q&A: What happens if you stop paying your divorce lawyer, or you can’t pay your divorce lawyer or are being overbilled by your divorce lawyer?

Q&A: What happens if you stop paying your divorce lawyer, or you can’t pay your divorce lawyer or are being overbilled by your divorce lawyer?

What happens if you stop paying your divorce lawyer or are being overbilled by your divorce lawyer or you can’t pay your divorce lawyer for any reason?   If you stop paying your divorce lawyer either of the following can happen: Your divorce lawyer asks the court to allow him or her to stop representing […]

Q&A: Can Grandparents (Like Kris Jenner) Win Custody of GrandKids if the Parents Divorce?

Q&A: Can Grandparents (Like Kris Jenner) Win Custody of GrandKids  if the Parents Divorce?

CAN GRAND PARENTS LIKE KRIS JENNER WIN CUSTODY OF GRANDKIDS? It sounds totally crazy but it is possible that grandparents could win custody of minor children during a particularly protracted divorce battle where parents are both deemed unfit. This happened recently in Lisa Marie Presley’s case, I believe, where her mother Priscilla Presley was awarded […]

When the New York Teacher Gets Divorced

When the New York Teacher Gets Divorced

When the New York Teacher Gets Divorced Teachers, whether they are in New York or not, are pretty good at staying married for the most part, especially compared to, say, professional athletes. But sometimes they do get divorced for one reason or another. It is a rare thing. But it is a real thing. When New […]

LUXURY LIFE-STYLE: The “Marital Standard of Living” Should No Longer Be the Standard Used By the Courts to Determine Spousal Support

LUXURY LIFE-STYLE: The “Marital Standard of Living” Should No Longer Be the Standard Used By the Courts to Determine Spousal Support

KEEPING UP THE MARITAL STANDARD OF LIVING AFTER DIVORCE COULD BE A FINANCIAL BURDEN WHEN YOU HAVE NO MONEY Living in the lap of luxury while married doesn’t entitle you to the same standard of living when you divorce Just because you lived in the lap of luxury during your marriage does not mean you […]

Divorce and Sobriety

Divorce and Sobriety

Staying Sober During and After Divorce My friend Kate, who is also a colleague, submitted an article today about “getting bindsided with a divorce demand.” We thought it was the funniest thing she has ever written and can’t stop cackling at Divorce Saloon. But it inspired a post from me about Divorce & Sobriety. Because […]