Tag Archives: family law

Important Residency Issues to Know in Your Divorce

All states require a spouse to have been a resident of the state before filing for divorce. In most cases, there are some minimums (six months to a year) associated with these residency requirements. In fact, there are only three states — Alaska, South Dakota and Washington — that allow you to file for divorce… Read More »

Can a Spouse Prevent a Divorce Filed on Fault-Based Grounds?

There is no way for a single spouse to stop a no-fault divorce. However, the state of New York does allow for fault-based grounds for divorce, in which a spouse can prevent the divorce from proceeding by convincing the court he or she was not actually at fault for the split. In addition to proving… Read More »

Remember the 401(k) in Your Divorce

Retirement plans like 401(k)s are plans companies offer to their employees. This means that a 401(k) is not an asset you and your spouse jointly own — it is instead a benefit offered to one person by his or her employer. A common question in divorce cases is whether you can split the payouts of… Read More »

Number of Americans Who Say Divorce is Morally Acceptable Hits Record High

A new Gallup poll indicates the number of American adults who consider divorce to be “morally acceptable” is at its highest level in history. Today, 73 percent of adults in the United States have no moral objection to divorce, which breaks the previous high by one percentage point. That number has also risen 14 percentage… Read More »

Some Careers Have Significantly Higher Divorce Rates than Others

A new analysis of U.S. census data performed by a career website called Zippia revealed workers in certain fields are much more likely to get divorced by age 30. The highest divorce rate was among first-line enlisted military supervisors, at approximately 30 percent. People in that field must coordinate the activities of enlisted service members…. Read More »

Tips to Help You Have a Stress-Free Summer Vacation as a Divorced Parent

Summer is the time of the year when many families take vacation. But as a divorced parent, this might be a source of stress, especially if you have shared custody or visitation arrangements you need to plan around. The following are a few tips to help you have a stress-free summer vacation as a divorced… Read More »

Navigating the Common Summertime Co-parenting Issues

Over the summer months, it’s common for your children’s routines to change significantly. If you and the children’s other parent are divorced, it can add some extra challenges to your custody and visitation arrangement. With this in mind, below are a few of the most common co-parenting issues that arise of the summer — and… Read More »

August is One of the Busiest Months of the Year for Divorces

Researchers from the University of Washington recently determined that March and August are the two busiest months of the year when it comes to filing for divorce. Julie Brines and Brian Serafini analyzed divorce filings from counties throughout the state of Washington from 2001 to 2015. Their initial intent was to determine the role the… Read More »

Tips for Summer Visitation for Divorced Parents

During the summer months, your children likely do not have nearly as much routine in their schedules as they do between the months of September and May. As such, you might find it necessary to adjust your custody and visitation schedules so that you can accommodate your children’s needs and your own work schedule. Below… Read More »

Backlog of Divorces Can Make It Harder to Get Divorced in New York

For the last several years, the state of New York has had a significant backlog of divorce cases clogging up its courts, making the process longer and more difficult for couples statewide. According to information from the New York Office of Court Administration, there were approximately 4,500 contested divorces left pending in 2015 — up… Read More »