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. […]

Q&A: How Often Do Different Parenting Styles Lead To Divorce?

Sometimes, two people (or three, or four) just have different philosophies about how to raise children and sometimes, these styles are not only incompatible, they are combustible. On occasion, this even leads to so much conflict, that divorce is the only logical conclusion. How were you supposed to know beforehand that you would see things […]

Q&A: What is the Average Cost of a Divorce in USA?

Which is more expensive? Divorces or Weddings? That really depends. For most uncontested divorces in New York where there are no children and property, it is possible to find a lawyer who would do the paperwork for under $500 dollars. Is this an average? Yes and no. When the experts talk about “averages” they are […]