Q&A: What if Anything Can I Do When My Spouse’s Lawyer Brings in Fraudulent “Experts” To Prove Me “Unfit”?

Hme…this is a tough question. Divorce in Connecticut has a booklist of interesting books for “protective moms” going through divorce in the American court system and one of the books is called “Whores of the Court; The Fraud of Psychiatric Testimony and the Rape of American Justice,” by Margaret A. Hagen, PhD. The book was written … Continue reading “Q&A: What if Anything Can I Do When My Spouse’s Lawyer Brings in Fraudulent “Experts” To Prove Me “Unfit”?”

Q&A: How to Get an Exclusion Order and Lock Your Spouse Out of the House

An exclusion order is a type of order of protection. You can only get an exclusion order if you and the abuser are living under the same roof. There are other types of orders of protection that you can get based on “intimate” nature of the relationship you share with the abuser. This is in … Continue reading “Q&A: How to Get an Exclusion Order and Lock Your Spouse Out of the House”

Q&A: Will Court Modify Child Support Order if I Find a Job and Need Help Paying the Babysitter?

This is a good question! Normally, I would say that getting your child support order modified would require you to show changed circumstances of some sort before the court would change the order. Heading back to work after a divorce – especially if you have been a stay at home custodial parent – is definitely a … Continue reading “Q&A: Will Court Modify Child Support Order if I Find a Job and Need Help Paying the Babysitter?”

Are You a Person With a “Disability” who is getting divorced?

The more people who stand up and refuse to “take it” the quicker this form of discrimination in the court system (discriminating against litigants with disabilities) will change.

The more people who stand up and refuse to “take it” the quicker this form of discrimination in the court system (discriminating against litigants with disabilities) will change.

Need a Private Detective For Your Divorce Case?

Private detectives could run you well into the six figures, on average. Sometimes more. But they could be worth their price in gold depending on your situation and give you a huge amount of leverage when it comes time to negotiate your divorce settlement.

Private detectives could run you well into the six figures, on average. Sometimes more. But they could be worth their price in gold depending on your situation and give you a huge amount of leverage when it comes time to negotiate your divorce settlement.

Q&A: What Can You Do if Your Spouse is Not Paying You Pursuant to the Divorce Settlement Agreement?

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.

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.

Divorce Stress: How Can You Reduce Stress During Such a Stressful Event in Your Life?

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? … Continue reading “Divorce Stress: How Can You Reduce Stress During Such a Stressful Event in Your Life?”

Q&A: What is the Best Way to Juggle Motherhood, a Career, and dating After Divorce?

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.

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.

Q&A: What is the Best Way to Ask Your Spouse For Divorce?

How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce   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 nearly a decade. In fact, here is a post by the title, Want a Divorce? … Continue reading “Q&A: What is the Best Way to Ask Your Spouse For Divorce?”

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 … Continue reading “Q&A: Who Pays the Bills During Divorce?”

Q&A: When is a Legal Separation a Better Option Than Divorce?

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 … Continue reading “Q&A: When is a Legal Separation a Better Option Than Divorce?”

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 … Continue reading “Q&A: What Factors are Considered in Alimony & Child Support/Custody Awards?”

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 … Continue reading “Q&A: Is Everything Split 50 50 in a Divorce?”

Q&A: Do I have a financial claim to my spouse’s family fortune (if the marriage is really short)?

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 … Continue reading “Q&A: Do I have a financial claim to my spouse’s family fortune (if the marriage is really short)?”

Q&A: What Does “Forum Shopping” mean in Divorce Parlance?

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 … Continue reading “Q&A: What Does “Forum Shopping” mean in Divorce Parlance?”