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Affordable Divorce Alternatives

Amicable out of Court Agreements with Legal Counsel Divorce is ugly, expensive, and time-consuming. Everybody seems to view this as a universal truth. Many seek out mediation, collaborative law, or otherwise remain married for fear of the divorce process itself. The divorce process itself is not the problem. It is how people are conducting themselves… Read More »

Can Divorced Couples Split Rental Properties on Their Taxes?

If you and your spouse own rental properties together, you are allowed to continue renting it out after your divorce if you wish to do so. However, you’ll need to come to a mutual decision about how you’ll divide these rental assets and the tax bills. As far as the IRS is concerned, whether you… Read More »

How Can a DUI Charge Affect Child Custody?

Fighting to hold on to your rights to custody of your children can be a complex process, but it will become even more difficult if you’re facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI). Alcohol- or drug-related charges will reflect very poorly on you in divorce court. In fact, alcohol abuse is an issue that… Read More »

How a DUI Can Affect Divorce Proceedings

If you are in the process of going through a divorce, you have enough on your plate without also having to worry about criminal charges. A crime like driving under the influence (DUI) can have a significant effect on divorce proceedings that you’ll also have to consider, whether it was you or your spouse who… Read More »

Common Fights That Can Predict a Divorce

Over the years there have been numerous studies performed about marriages and divorces that seek to determine factors that make for happy (and unhappy) marriages. Certain key behavior patterns are more commonly associated with couples who will get divorced, such as constant criticism, defensive behaviors and general contempt. Constant arguments can also be a sign… Read More »

Divorce Not Always as Easy as it Should Be for Domestic Violence Victims

One would think that instances of domestic violence in marriage would make it relatively easy for the victim to get out of the abusive relationship. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, both in New York and beyond, as a recent article in The New York Times outlines in an article that tells the stories… Read More »

Some States Lag Behind in Child Marriage Legislation

In 2017, New York enacted new restrictions on child marriages in the state, changing its minimum age for marriage from 14 to 18 and requiring both parental and judicial consent for marriages between 17 and 18 years old. There are other states, however, that still have a long way to go with regard to protecting… Read More »

Tips for Telling Your Partner You Want a Divorce

There’s no escaping the emotional turbulence brought forth during the divorce process. However, there are strategies you can employ to make the process go smoother for all parties involved, and that begins from the time you tell your partner you want to get a divorce. Below are some tips for having this difficult discussion with… Read More »

Arizona Law Would Give Frozen Embryos to Spouse Who Wants Baby After Divorce

Even in an area of law as well fleshed out as divorce law, there are always cases around the country that open up new legal questions that could influence cases in other states. Consider one recent case in Arizona, in which a controversial new law that went into effect on July 1 would require courts… Read More »

New Research Investigates What Makes Couples Get Divorced

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology investigates what causes couples to divorce, and uncovered one particularly surprising sign. In the study, researchers followed 168 couples over the course of 13 years to discover which signals were most likely to indicate a future divorce and which indicate a strong, healthy… Read More »