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 […]

A Chat With DIVORCE Talk Show Host James Brown, from Utah.

A Chat With DIVORCE Talk Show Host James Brown, from Utah.

James Brown is tv producer and creator of a divorce talk show in Utah called Divorce Talk Show.  Mr Brown is a positive, creative personality who is a true influencer in the divorce industry and who is trying to make a difference in people’s lives. We are proud of having had the opportunity to speak […]

Divorce Saloon Talks to One of Connecticut’s Most Interesting Divorcées: Elizabeth Richter – a true Influencer

Divorce Saloon Talks to One of Connecticut’s Most Interesting Divorcées: Elizabeth Richter – a true Influencer

DIVORCE SALOON INTERNATIONAL TALKS with Connecticut Divorcée ELIZABETH RICHTER Interviewer: Marion TD Lewis Edited by: Xixi Gomez _______________________________ If ever the term “influencer” applied to anyone, it certainly is Elizabeth Richter. This woman is a one woman demolition derby against the judicial system in Connecticut. During her divorce from her Husband Alex, a process that spanned […]

DIVORCE ADVICE Q&A: Collaborative Divorce Process or Divorce Litigation Process: Which is better?

DIVORCE ADVICE Q&A: Collaborative Divorce Process or Divorce Litigation Process: Which is better?

  Question: Which is better collaborative divorce or litigation? Answer: by Marion TD Lewis Filed in Divorce Advice/Q&A How You divorce Can Make a Big Different in Your Emotional Life Attorney Eric Beal is a collaborative divorce lawyer in Texas and he wrote this article 5 Good Reasons NOT to Choose a Collaborative Divorce and it’s […]