How to Divorce A French Guy in a French Court Have you committed the cardinal sin of falling in love with and marrying a Frenchman you met on the Champs Elysées? Are you American, Canadian, English or other anglophone? Do you live in France and now need to get a divorce? Well, the first bad news is […]
Q&A: Can You Get Your Divorce Judge Fired From Your Divorce Case or Removed From the Bench Completely?
Let’s face it. Not every divorce judge is a Divorce Saloon Titan. I think under certain rarefied circumstances either one or both of those options – fire or remove – is possible. But it is extremely rare to get a judge removed. You can get a judge fired if you can show gross misconduct. For […]
What is the deal with private divorce judges? Are they just for rich people? In a word, I would say that it sort of works out to be the case. It is not that the system is designed that only rich people and celebrity are entitled to that level of privacy but in practice, who […]
Q&A: Can You Write a Letter to Your Divorce Judge to Explain Something You Think the Judge Misunderstood?
Again, in most circumstances, if the judge has already ruled on your case, it will be a difficult undertaking to get the judge to reconsider with a letter.
Research has shown that there are a number of ways that parents harm their children or inappropriately trap their children in the middle of their conflicts.
Q&A: Under President Trump Could Marriage Equality Get Rolled Back to Pre OBERGEFELL ET AL. v. HODGES?
In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that gay people have equal right to marry as straight people in America in the case Obergefell v Hodges. Thus, today, marriage equality is the law of the land in the United States and gay people not only have the right to marry and for […]
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A nisi divorce judgment is a term used to reference a judgment (in the context of divorce a “divorce judgment”) that is not yet final. It is what is called an “intermediate judgment” because it is in between. You are divorced, but not really. It is an “interlocutory judgment.” As a general matter, a […]
All in all, I think the average across all states is between 3-6 months. You have to inquire in your state where you stand with that.
THE HIGH ASSET DIVORCE CASE: VALUATION OF COMPLEX ASSETS SUCH AS BUSINESSES AND RETIRMENT ACCOUNTS POSE A SPECIAL CHALLENGE FOR PRACTITIONERS. With the increase in the number of millionaires in the country, it is no wonder that there is a corresponding increase in high asset divorces – both in the US and abroad. The problem […]
What is deferred compensation? Very simply it is when an employer holds back a little bit of your pay and gives it to you at a later date. They defer paying you, in other words, till you retire or some other event occurs. For example, all pensions are types of deferred compensation. This is money […]
The short answer is nobody seems to know for sure. And depending on who you talk to, the predictions run the gamut from “it will have very little real impact” to “it risks disruption and confusion in Family Law.” The Bar Council – the UK equivalent of the American Bar Association – published a report […]
Can you unilaterally change your mind about a settlement agreement in a divorce action? I think the short answer to that is no. A settlement agreement is a contract essentially. Normally, you can’t just back out of a contract because you suddenly decide you don’t like one of the terms. If you did that, then […]
Getting Divorced During Tax Season? Do You Know about 26 U.S. Code § 1041 – Transfers of property between spouses incident to divorce?
GETTING DIVORCED DURING THE TAX SEASON? CHECK OUT 26 U.S. Code § 1041 – Transfers of property between spouses or incident to divorce. So, it’s tax season and there is no more complicated time to divorce than at this time. Getting divorced during tax season has got to be the worse timing possible as a […]
Your Divorce Documents Checklist: What to Cart To Your Lawyer’s Office for the First Consultation So you may have already read The Ultimate Divorce To Do List and also How to Design Your Divorce in 10 Steps. I also recently wrote about how to figure out your net worth and net assets in this post because I […]