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Theft from a Spouse While Married: What Does the Law Say?

One of the issues at stake in your divorce could be the theft of one spouse’s possessions by the other spouse during the course of the marriage. It is common for a spouse to consider the item to be his or her own property, and the other spouse to disagree, resulting in claims of theft… Read More »

Can One Take Money from a Joint Bank Account Just Before Filing for Divorce to “Preserve It?”

If you’re preparing to file for divorce, it’s natural to be concerned about how your assets will be split during the divorce process. However, as tempting as it can be to start removing money from accounts and funneling it into a new, separate bank account, you should know that this is an awful idea, and… Read More »

What Do You Mean I Have to Stay in the Same House as My Spouse After I File for Divorce?

It can occasionally be a surprise to people filing for divorce that the court will not take any action to force one spouse out of the home during the divorce process. Generally, the courts leave living arrangements up to the spouses themselves to decide, unless there has been a history of domestic violence. Obviously, this… Read More »

What Happens When Police Officers are the Subjects of Orders of Protection?

It is not uncommon during divorce cases for a spouse to seek an order of protection against the other spouse if there has been any physical abuse during the course of the relationship. But what happens if the spouse who is the subject of that order of protection is a police officer? How protective orders… Read More »

Tips to Help You Expedite a Divorce

The divorce process can easily become drawn out and expensive, especially if you have a large and complicated estate or if you and your spouse don’t get along. There are, though, some ways you can expedite the process to get through it faster and move on to your new life. Not all of these will… Read More »

Tips to Help You Avoid a Toxic Divorce

While divorce is stressful and potentially traumatic, it does not have to be extremely contentious. With a little bit of effort from each party, the divorce process can go relatively smoothly and collaboratively, allowing you to avoid toxicity and drawn-out, personal legal battles. Here are a few tips to help you avoid toxicity during the… Read More »

How Kindness Can Help You Through a Divorce

A little bit of kindness can make a big difference in the world, and when you’re going through a divorce it can also help you refresh your mindset and stay afloat during some significant life changes. Here are just a few ways you may find kindness to be of great assistance during the divorce process:… Read More »

Tips to Help You Find a Good Divorce Attorney

The divorce process can be rather overwhelming, but having a good attorney by your side can go a long way toward removing some stress from the process. So when you’re preparing to go through a divorce, what qualities should you look for in an attorney? Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Aggressive… Read More »

A U.S. Divorce Is Possible for Spouses in Unregistered Indian Marriages

When spouses who were married in India seek a divorce in the United States, they may be worried that their lack of a formal marriage record will be an impediment. While India has a Registrar of Marriages and now requires registration, couples wed in religious ceremonies are considered legally married even if the union was… 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 »