Recent Posts in Divorce Category

  • Divorce Day?

    || 12-Jan-2018

    One of the first articles that popped-up on my newsfeed this week was entitled (and I’m paraphrasing), “ Today is Divorce Day.” Although it was an article from the U.K., the title compelled me to read further. Out of curiosity, I quickly searched to see if others (in the U.S.) have made the same association and dubbed Monday, January 8, 2018, “Divorce Day.” I ...
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  • Indiana's Spousal Maintenance Statute: Can I Get Financial Support After My Divorce?

    || 15-Dec-2017

    One of the most common questions we get asked during a divorce is regarding alimony. Does Indiana have it? What about spousal support? Will I have to pay either to my ex? The short answer: no. While Indiana does not require parties to pay alimony or spousal support, Indiana does recognize what is known as spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance may be awarded in a divorce or legal separation, but ...
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  • Celebrity Break Ups Highlight Potential Financial Disasters in Divorce

    || 6-Sep-2017

    Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ recent announcement to separate after 8 years of marriage raises the potential financial disaster they, and similar high-income earning couples could face when separating without a pre-nuptial agreement. While it’s unclear whether the couple had a prenuptial agreement, Pratt is one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors and Faris reportedly makes $125,000 ...
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  • Public Persona Causes Radio Host to Lose Child-Custody Case

    || 7-Jul-2017

    Can your public image affect the outcome of your child custody case? The short answer is yes—your image matters. For many, an issue of a public persona versus what actually goes on in your daily life isn’t a concern. For those like radio host Alex Jones, best known for his opinionated personality and conspiracy theories behind The Alex Jones Show, as well as the internet news website ...
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  • DIVORCE - WHAT TO EXPECT: I've Filed for Divorce, Now What?

    || 22-Jun-2017

    If you’re contemplating filing for divorce, you may be wondering, “What happens next?” Taking that first step can be scary, can leave you feeling sad, can sometimes even offer forms of relief, but often it just leaves a sense of anxiety because of the unknown. If you take out all the different complexities that can convolute each individual divorce, the legal process itself can ...
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  • SCOTUS Rules Spouse Can't Have Access to Veteran's Disability Benefits

    || 30-May-2017

    Can a State increase the amount a divorced spouse receives each month from a veteran’s retirement pay to indemnify a divorced spouse for the loss caused by a veteran’s waiver to elect disability benefits? Quite simply put, the Supreme Court of the United States says, “no”. Why is this important? Because it impacts the amount of money a divorcing spouse can be awarded from a ...
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  • 8 Practical Steps to Prepare for Divorce

    || 12-Apr-2017

    Going through a divorce can be messy, both financially and emotionally, so doing everything you can to prepare for the process can help save you and your family unnecessary stress and hassle. Follow these steps to take stock of your finances, know which steps you need to take to move forward and make the divorce as quick and painless as possible. 1. Gather Financial Records Take stock of your ...
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  • Divorces Spike in March and August, New Study Reveals

    || 31-Aug-2016

    Many people dislike the month of August for its hot and humid weather. To some, it is an especially bitter time of year for another reason – divorce. According to a new study conducted by the University of Washington’s Brian Serafini and Julie Brines, divorce rates tend to spike on a seasonal basis during the months of March and August. Derived by studying divorce filings in the state ...
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  • Divorce & Shared Bank Accounts: What Happens Now?

    || 13-May-2016

    In just about every marriage in America, the two spouses decide to share one joint bank account that controls and holds the finances of their family. It is a convenient way to take some guesswork out of monthly budgeting, so it certainly has its advantages. But few married couples consider how disadvantageous and inconvenient a shared bank account becomes once the marriage comes to an end and ...
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  • Divorce and Your Insurance

    || 27-Oct-2015

    Your divorce is finalized and you are feeling a sense of relief and closure. Congratulations on getting through that difficult time in one piece; we know that it can be understandably trying for anyone. There might be some bad news up ahead, though – you could have more work to do, and it involves your insurance. Your insurance information tells people all over the world who you are. In some ...
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  • Divorce and Your Pension

    || 19-Oct-2015

    Marital assets – property earned while you are married – will be divided during a divorce. This is generally considered common knowledge, and most people imagine dividing ownership over homes, automobiles, furnishings, and so on. What does not cross too many peoples’ minds is how a divorce can divide pension accounts between spouses. Your first reaction might be one of disbelief. ...
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  • Divorce and Your Credit Score

    || 16-Oct-2015

    Right off the bat, people going through a divorce are going to start concerning themselves with asset division, child custody rights, and other frequently discussed topics. It makes sense to want to take care of the bigger pictures upfront. It is equally important, however, not to miss the smaller or less common topics, such as your credit score. Divorces do not directly affect credit scores or ...
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