If your spouse stopped paying your divorce settlement for a good, excusable reason (unemployment, illness) you could be out of luck – especially if you do not have a contingency plan built into the original divorce settlement agreement.
There are many negative consequences to hiding assets during a divorce and getting caught.
What are the techniques for reducing divorce stress? Divorce is stressful. I think most people would agree. And often, managing divorce stress can be a challenge. Many divorcing people seem to lack the techniques required for minimizing their divorce stress. But does it have to be as bad as it is for a lot of people? […]
You can’t just give, give give. You have to replenish and you have to take care of yourself first and foremost so that you can be for everyone else what it is they need you to be.
This question about who pays the bills during a divorce or separation is a good one. Are you obligated to continue to pay the bills if you move out of the marital residence for example? What if you are the wife and your husband moved out and stopped paying the mortgage which is jointly in […]
10 Reasons why would you get a separation and not a divorce If you are not absolutely sure that the marriage is over and need a time out. If you want to maintain health insurance from one spouse to the other. For tax reasons: There are tax advantages to being married and getting divorced could […]
The court takes many factors into account from the anodyne to the scandalous in determining property division, alimony and child support. It really depends on the jurisdiction and the specific situation between the couple. Of course, there are specific guidelines in every jurisdiction, and there are unique rules. But there are common threads. For example, with regard […]
It depends. If you are in a community property state like Texas and California, then absent a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, yes, everything earned and accrued during the marriage is community property and normally would be split 50 50. Anything that you had prior to marriage would be separate property and would not be subject […]
I doubt it. If your spouse comes from a family with a significant amount of wealth, chances are you and he (or she) executed a prenup, first of all, right? But second of all, anything your spouse earned before your marriage is separate property. Family fortunes would normally have existed prior to your arrival. Even […]
Think of it this way: The “forum” is another word for the “place” and “place” is another word for “venue” or “court.” When you go forum shopping in your divorce, you are looking for a place, you are “shopping” for a place or the place where you get the best outcome, be it in terms of […]
It may or may not be tax season when you are reading this but chances are if you found this post via Google, you are concerned about your taxes and probably are afraid that you owe back taxes to the IRS. You probably do, but there are ways to get out of it – there […]
The other point to make is that the fact that a state has no fault laws does not preclude a couple or party from choosing to have a fault based divorce.
Q&A: Should We Commingle Our Business? Go Ahead. Mix Business and Pleasure. But When It’s Time to Divorce, Don’t look at Me.
Commingle, combingle, comsextabongle. Let’s get it on, baby. This is how a lot of couples feel when they are in love. And they decide to form businesses together and then get married and they have no formal paperwork drawn up about the business and how it will be managed in the event of an unmingling. […]
That is a very good question, thanks for asking it. It does seem a little bit looney to sign a post-nup after you got married without a prenup, doesn’t it? But that is based on a wrong assumption because many people who sign a post nup also had a prenup. Not all. But many people. […]
“My wife was a high paying executive and I think she hid money when we divorced. Can I get her tax returns post-judgment? If so, how? And what am I looking for exactly? And where do I look for it?” This is a very good question. I am not a tax expert by any means. […]