Imagine a divorcing mother so desperate to control her own case that her conduct in the courthouse hallway results in her loss of custody of her children. Imagine a husband losing his most valuable asset in the divorce because he was so desperate to “win” his case that he lies to the judge and is caught. These stories are true … Continued
Just like there is no “run-of-the-mill” marriage, there is no “run-of-the-mill” divorce; both simply do not exist. Every marriage faces its own unique ebbs and flows, and various complex issues, including, but not limited to, children, in-laws, sex, and finances. The distinct features of any marriage also, in part, relates to the two personalities within the relationship. On the other … Continued
Divorce and child custody cases are often down-right nasty. One or both individuals to the litigation are often desperate to destroy the other, whether it be emotionally or financially, or to cause damage to the other person’s reputation, going to extreme measures to do so. While on their quest of destruction, often, an individual is unaware that their tactics … Continued
Few words in the English language can make people as uncomfortable as the term “divorce”. This is in part due to the fact that divorce marks the end of a relationship, and with that, significant emotional and familial ties; further, divorce also signifies a major financial shift.
Wine is aged to potentially improve its quality and to become more palatable to the taster. The length of time necessary to age a wine is influenced by many factors including grape variety, vintage, viticulture practices, wine region and winemaking style. However, age the wine too much, and the wine may turn to vinegar. Similar concepts apply to a family … Continued
It’s the Winter Olympics, and everyone is abuzz about the winners and the losers, and the lucky few that get to take home gold, silver or bronze. In the world of sports, there is a definitive winner and loser, whether as a result of the fastest time to cross the finish line or the judge’s scoring of an event. However, … Continued
Some years, family law is chock full of new laws both from the courts and from the legislature. But, not this year; 2013 was more of a blip than a bang for family law. Here are some of the highlights of the more interesting developments in family law:
Every New Year, many people make resolutions so they can have a fresh start. For some, this includes filing for divorce. Resolving to divorce is a significant decision which involves lots of planning and thought. The emotional decision may be made; now it is time to plan and take action to help smooth out the bumpy road ahead.
A couple of years ago I posted a blog entitled, You Have the Right to Speak Your Mind About Your Spouse, But is It a Good Idea? The post addressed the constitutional rights of a divorced husband to create a website dedicated to his hatred toward his former wife. Well, the most recent installment of public hazing of spouses has appeared … Continued
Health insurance – Obamacare – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – is a very hot issue. Despite the newsworthiness of the topic, health insurance has always been a very big issue in divorces because upon divorce, the existing insurance arrangements can be lost. With the new laws, things may be improving, but time will tell.