Divorce Law

Lawyers practicing Divorce Law guide individuals seeking to dissolve their marriage through their state specific procedures, helping them understand the applicable statutes and common law, and providing legal advice for a myriad of related topics, such as child custody and support, alimony, asset & debt division, and legal separation.

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  • 4 Common Misconceptions About Child Support After Divorce

    We’ve all heard of child support: an ongoing, periodic payment made by the noncustodial parent following the end of marriage. In fact, even in “joint custody” cases, there’s still a custodial parent—who the child spends more time with—and a noncustodial parent, and child support must be transferred. An exception to this would be if both parents earn the same income, pay equal amounts of expenses for the child and have the child the same number of days.

  • Depositions: A Metal Detector in a Landmine Field

    Parties often question the necessity of a deposition in a contested family law case. Versus allowing their attorney to take a necessary deposition, parties often dismiss the idea as a cost savings move or in the blind hope that their case will settle. This is a common mistake for parties who will undergo a trial or contested hearing in their family law matter.

  • How Leased Vehicles Are Valued in the Marital Estate

    When your marital estate is divided, vehicles purchased under lease agreements require special consideration.

  • Dealing With Debt During Divorce

    While some couples may fight over assets, a family law attorney can explain that other couples may have the most contention over debt.

  • Avoid A "Bar Fight Mentality" In Your Family Law Case

    Parties going through a divorce often have the viewpoint that it is helpful to be aggressive, confrontational and hostile in their family law case. By being a bully, or acting angry, they wrongly conclude that this will lend to a positive result in their family law case.

  • How to Answer Written Discovery in Your Case

    You may have been told recently by your attorney that you need to answer written discovery in your case. This may come at a time when you are already stressed out by the fact that you are involved in a lawsuit. This article will give you some practical tips about how to manage the paperwork more easily.

  • Divorce and Credit Card Debt – Known and Unknown

    More and more couples are racking up excessive amounts of debt. To make matters worse, some debt, especially credit card debt, is hidden from the other spouse. Some blame this phenomenon on the fact that more marriages consist of two-income couples. Each spouse may find it difficult to relinquish control of his or her own money. But when divorce is on the horizon, how is this debt ultimately divided?

  • California Child Support Laws - The Basics

    With divorce effecting over three quarters of marriages nowadays, there is a constant demand for answers to the unknowns. Oftentimes, the most important, and stressful, unknown that couples face when encountering a divorce is monetary issues.

  • Post-Divorce Child Custody Modification Issues in Missouri

    The “best interests” of the child is the family law gold standard used to determine child custody, adoption, guardianship, and visitation rights among other issues. This also is the benchmark for modifying custody and support issues post-divorce. True, it is a subjective, discretionary test that evaluates factors that affect the welfare and interests of the child, but its importance is paramount as a tool for determining child custody in Missouri.

  • How Divorce Effects Children

    Decades ago, the American culture as a whole began believing that unhappy parents equaled unhappy kids. This belief led many parents to divorce for the sake of their kid's happiness. However, research on the subject, which has spanned over 30 years, has found that in reality, kids suffer more and are therefore unhappy more when their parents get divorced. Consequently, parents aren’t any happier either.


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