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Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Obtaining Property Liens for Unpaid Child Support

If you have child support owed to you, you could have a lien placed on the property of the delinquent payer. This is a legal notice that informs the public (and creditors) that there are claims against the individual. In most cases, the parent with custody files the lien in the same office in which… Read More »

Does One Still Have to Pay Child Support After Filing for Bankruptcy?

One common question people have regarding child support is what happens if their former partner files for bankruptcy. You can rest easy — even if that person files for bankruptcy, child support and alimony do not qualify as dischargeable debts. However, depending on whether your former partner files for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, there… Read More »

Temporary Child Support Orders May Be Made Permanent

If you and your spouse are filing for divorce and you have children together, it’s important to establish a plan when it comes to child custody and visitation. This initial plan, which should be legally binding, is meant to be temporary until a more permanent arrangement can be decided. It’s worth noting that if these… Read More »

How to Uncover Hidden Assets After Getting a Divorce

It’s somewhat common for an individual to attempt to conceal assets and money before or during divorce in hopes of shielding them from the asset division process. However, doing this is strictly illegal, and it’s important to be diligent to make sure your former spouse is being completely honest about his or her assets. There… Read More »

Remarriage Rates on the Rise Across the Country

Studies from the Pew Research Center have shown that remarriage has been steadily rising for a number of years, which means people after divorce are getting married again at record rates. According to one 2014 study, approximately 40 percent of marriages involve at least one spouse who has been married before, while in 20 percent… Read More »

Statistics on Gay Marriage a Year After the Landmark SCOTUS Decision

As of late June 2016, it had been one year since Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had the fundamental right to get married in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. There was a record number of marriages in the last year as a result, but… Read More »

Post-Divorce: What Happens to the Wedding Rings?

When a marriage ends in divorce, one uncomfortable decision is related to what happens with the couple’s wedding rings. This can be a big deal for some people, especially if the rings were expensive or were important family heirlooms. There are some cases on record in which courts have classified wedding rings as gifts, which… Read More »

Who is Most Likely to Get Divorced in America?

The idea that half of all marriages end in divorce is a complete myth, as you may know. The truth is that the divorce rate peaked in the 1970s and has been declining steadily ever since. However, according to some recent research published in the Washington Post, there are certain groups and demographics that tend… Read More »

How You Can Navigate a Contentious Divorce

Divorce can be a complex legal process commonly wrought with emotional and financial stresses. Ideally, you would be able to negotiate a divorce settlement quickly and easily, but unfortunately that’s not always possible. If you have reason to believe your upcoming divorce will be contentious in nature, there are a few things you can do… Read More »

Interesting Divorce Statistics and Correlations

National statistics like the “divorce rate” are subject to constant scrutiny and analysis, and different studies may come to different results. The following are a few statistics and correlations related to divorce that may or may not surprise you: Cohabitation before marriage increases the likelihood of divorce: This is one of those issues that has… Read More »


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