HOW DOES THE NEW TAX CODE TREAT ALIMONY PAYMENTS AFTER DIVORCE (AND DURING NEGOTIATIONS)? The new tax code is still being sorted out by all the tax experts but it sure looks like it will change how alimony is treated in the near future. Prior to President Trump’s tenure us president, alimony payments were taxable […]
Can I sue ACS, Legal Aid or the Courts for how they mishandled my custody case? Hme…this is a good question. The answer is, the short answer really, is you can sue whoever you want under the American judicial system. The worse that could happen is you get hit with a frivolous lawsuit petition […]
SHOULD YOU SUE FOR SOLE CUSTODY OF THE KIDS? Yes. If you sue for sole custody, and the judge thinks you are being vindictive, petty and alienating, it could backfire on you and the judge could award full custody to the other parent. The takeaway is that you should only sue for sole custody if […]
MY CHILD’S SUSPENSION FROM SCHOOL: IS MY DIVORCE TO BLAME? Your child’s suspension from school probably is your fault, yes. Sorry to say it. Divorce does seem to increase the likelihood that your child will repeat a grade or get suspended from school at some point. This is according to various reports over the last […]
CAN YOU TERMINATE YOUR CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS? Your child support obligations can be terminated even when the child is still a minor and has not reached the age of majority or emancipation; but you would have to show a serious change of circumstances and provide proof to the court of your contentions. The mere fact […]
Q&A: Hair Drug Test – Is Hair Follicle Drug & Alcohol Testing Legal in American Divorce & Custody Cases?
Hair Drug Test: Can the Judge Order Hair Follicle Drug & Alcohol Testing in Custody cases? Hair drug test in a custody case: Can the Judge Order it? Yes, hair Drug test & Alcohol testing is legal and I believe the judge can order parties to get tested for abuse of any illicit substances. And don’t make […]
Want to ask your spouse for a divorce? To ask your spouse for a divorce is often a very tough thing to do. This question, how to tell your spouse you want a divorce gets asked a lot and I am sure there are several posts on Divorce Saloon that answers that question going back […]
Can for court force me to pay alimony till my ex dies? Can the court force me to pay alimony till my ex dies? The short answer is yes. The court can force you to pay alimony till your ex dies or remarries. This is called life long alimony and fewer and fewer judges […]
SHOULD YOU LET THE KIDS TESTIFY IN YOUR DIVORCE CASE? Should you let the kids testify in your divorce case? Should a child be called upon to testify in a divorce case and bear witness against their own parent? This is a tough question. It should be an easy answer “no.” But there are those extenuating […]
It may not make sense to keep the house if your income does not support making mortgage payments without child support checks or temporary maintenance payments. So before the final agreement is signed, you want to think long and hard about whether you can really afford the house alone.
Can I change my mind after I sign the stipulation of settlement? That’s a good and serious question. Most New York divorce lawyers would agree that in a contested divorce the law allows parties to forego trial if they can agree to agree and stipulate to a settlement. The assumption is that in such a […]
Do I Have to Return Expensive Jewelry My Husband Gave Me During Our Marriage? My view is that you probably will not have to return expensive jewelry your husband gives you during the marriage but the value of the jewelry could cut against your overall financial interests in the divvying up of the marital property. […]
Divorce Advice: ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH DIVORCE DEPRESSION AND WONDERING WHEN WILL I GET TO A POINT OF ACCEPTANCE? Divorce Advice: Will Divorce Depression last forever? How Can I get past this feeling of loss? by Marion TD Lewis filed in Divorce Advice/Q&A Divorce advice is a tough category and topic for me. I try not […]
If your spouse does not answer after 30 days, you are likely to get your divorce by default, meaning the trial court will sign the judgment of divorce and that should be the end of the matter.
If your spouse is rich they may be ordered to assist you financially with paying for your divorce lawyer and paying spousal support.