The 2014 Paris divorce conference – by Marion TD Lewis The Twelfth Conference of the Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce was held in Paris at INED (institut national d’etudes demographiques) from October 2 – 4, 2014. I was lucky to have been invited. I took the Metro to Porte de Montreuil […]
10 Things to Consider When You Are Filing an International Divorce – by Marion TD Lewis 1. Assets generally Taking stock of the economic aspects of your divorce – early – is very important for both sides of the divorce dispute. Assets are like water in a divorce. All sorts of dramatic things can happen to […]
Divorce & Surrogacy & “Equitable Maternity” – by Marion TD Lewis Divorce & surrogacy collide often these days and it seems that courts around the world are having a tough time figuring out all the legal logistics. It is a sign of our times. Increasingly, infertile, wealthy married couples are turning to assisted reproduction methods, including surrogacy, in order to have […]
International Divorce Lawyer on Asset Disclosure rules under European and American law – by Marion TD Lewis In the United States, in just about every state, parties in a divorce action are legally required to make a full disclosure of their assets when they divorce – under penalty of perjury. The same is true in England. But […]
The retainer agreement is a contract or agreement between you and your divorce lawyer that details the work your attorney will do on your behalf to get you divorced according to your wishes, and on the terms you want. That is not to say that by signing a retainer agreement that you will get everything you want by osmosis.
Stop the divorce! I want to get off: Can you change your mind about a divorce and withdraw the divorce petition/papers? So you want to know if you can stop a divorce. Sure, why not?
If there are children involved, significant assets and property or other issues, even if the parties agree on everything, it may take longer not only to complete the paperwork (the attorneys) but for the judge to review the papers to make sure they comply with the applicable divorce laws and to make sure that the best interest of the children of the divorce are provided for, and thus sign off on the final judgment.
Divorce Lawyers May Be Inherently Bad as Financial Advisors Divorce Lawyers are Good at Divorce Law but What about the Money Issues? Do Clients Need a Financial Advisor too? Are divorce lawyers bad financial advisers who need help with financial matters in a divorce? They could be. This question about Divorce Lawyers and Financial competence is […]
How poor do you have to be to get attorneys fees in a New York Divorce? Well, according to Judge Sunshine in Brooklyn Supreme Court, you can’t ask the court for attorneys fees when you make $200,000 a year as an attorney in a big law firm in Manhattan. In a recent case, A.L.v C.K., […]
Summons with notice (or without). This is the critical document. Without the summons, you don’t have a divorce case. It is usually a one pager. This document tells your spouse you are suing for divorce and the marriage is caput.
The Divorce Orchid Is there such a thing as a divorce orchid? Apparently so. I found this blog with a photo of what is being called a “divorce orchid.” Thought it was really fascinating and the flower is lovely. Here is what the blogger said I part about it: […]
How to Have a Zen Divorce, by Marion TD Lewis On any given day, in the mountains of the Himalayas, one is bound to find at least one monastery where someone is practicing the art of Zen. Through meditation, they attempt to “awaken” themselves, to “realize the emptiness” in themselves and to use “intuition” as […]
Sometimes, client reconcile and file a stipulation of discontinuance to discontinue the divorce. How can you be absolutely sure that you are making the right decision to end your marriage?
So on the verification you would see “SS” which means signed and sworn. The swearing element is important because once you do that, you are under oath and if it is later determined that you lied, you can be brought up on perjury charges which is a criminal offense.
The court has discretion not to order cap gains tax reduction even if there is a cap gains tax, and even if one spouse would be disproportionately affected by having to pay the tax alone.