Q&A: Who Pays the Bills During Divorce?

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 […]

Q&A: What Factors are Considered in Alimony & Child Support/Custody Awards?

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 […]

Q&A: Is Everything Split 50 50 in a Divorce?

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 […]

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. […]