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Should You File for Bankruptcy or Divorce First?

If you are considering filing for both bankruptcy and divorce, it’s important to carefully consider the timing of these filings. As a general rule, bankruptcy will take precedence over a divorce. If you file for bankruptcy while going through a divorce, there’s a chance it could delay the distribution of your marital assets and debts… Read More »

How are Sales Commissions Treated in the Divorce Process?

When a person earns sales commissions during the divorce process, how will those commissions be treated? Are they or are they not marital property? The general rule is that if the sales commission occurs before the marriage is officially over, it can still be classified as marital property, even if the divorce process is ongoing…. Read More »

Save Money in Your Divorce by Acting Reasonably

If you’ve spent any time investigating the possibility of a divorce, you are probably well aware that it is not cheap. Even an uncontested divorce can result in thousands of dollars of legal fees. This is just one of the many reasons why it is in the best interests of both you and your spouse… Read More »

What You Can Do if Your Ex-Spouse is Moving Away with Your Kids

If you were recently told by your former spouse that they are moving away with your children to a place that will be tougher for you to visit regularly, you might be wondering what your rights are as a parent and if you have any recourse to prevent the move or change your custody arrangements…. Read More »

What Your Children Need to Know About Your Divorce

While you do not need to keep your kids updated on every little detail of your divorce, it is important that you communicate with them about what your divorce means, and about some specific topics that will be of interest and importance to them. The following are a few examples of the things your children… Read More »

Important Tips for Divorcing Parents

Divorce is nearly always a complicated process, but it’s especially so when there are children in the picture. Below are some tips to consider if you are going through a divorce and worried about how you will continue to manage parenthood. Know that co-parenting successfully is possible, and that if you’re willing to commit to… Read More »

What to Do if You Discover Your Spouse is Cheating

It can be devastating to discover a partner is engaged in infidelity, and difficult to determine how to proceed after that discovery. Many people will choose to divorce a spouse who has been cheating on them. If this is the route you decide to take, it is important you proceed with care so you can… Read More »

What You Should Know About Custody, Visitation Rights for Extended Family

In some situations, certain extended family members of either spouse (such as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins) may wonder what rights they have to visit or even take custody of a child. While there are some limited visitation rights available for some extended family members (and only if the parents approve of the visitation), custody… Read More »

What to Know About Hiring a Private Investigator for Your Divorce

Sometimes, a severe lack of trust between two people can make the discovery process in a divorce much more difficult than it otherwise needs to be. The use of a private investigator can help discover missing assets or identify risky or dangerous behavior that could impact the decisions made in your divorce. Before you decide… Read More »

What Happens to Student Loans After Divorce?

There are many people who get divorced while still paying back student loans. As you may know, the debts you and your spouse have are subject to division just like the property you own together. But does that include your student loans? Dealing with student loans in divorce The most important factor with student loans… Read More »