Valentine’s Day has been traditionally associated with love. People often express their love and affection through gifts, such as candy, flowers, cards and romantic interludes. But personally, I have never understood Valentine’s Day; a day for the compulsory expression of love seems unnecessary. Even when I was a kid, I always felt love should be expressed throughout the year. Well, … Continued
In a recent State Farm Insurance commercial, a young woman says to a young gentleman, “You can’t put anything on the Internet that is not true.” He asks her where she heard that, and in unison, they exclaim, “the Internet!” The Internet is available to most people and given that nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce, and an … Continued
Just as it makes sense to have a lawyer handle the legal issues of divorce, ending a marriage involves such important financial considerations that an accountant should be part of the decision-making process. But not every lawyer is skilled at divorce law, and not every accountant understands the unique financial issues that arise from dividing financial assets in the marital … Continued
These are only five often-forgotten financial consequences of divorce. There are many more, all dependent upon the facts of each individual case. Discuss the potential financial consequences of your divorce with a family law attorney.
Each new year brings us new laws, and this year is no different. Some years there are more significant law changes than in others, but regardless of the significance or insignificance, each and every person is responsible for knowing the law. In the arena of criminal law, where one’s liberty is at stake if sent to jail or prison, there … Continued
Marlo Van Oorschot is interviewed by Yahoo! about Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries as well as Kim’s and Kanye West’s recent baby news: Will Kim Kardashian Divorce Kris Humphries Before KimYe Baby Arrives?
PART THREE: CIVILITY BETWEEN LAWYERS AND JUDGES The past two weeks I discussed the issues of civility between lawyers and civility between parties. If incivility exists between lawyers or between parties, this dynamic can be changed by a desire to do so; and either way, the judge will ultimately solve the problem by rendering a decision if agreement between the … Continued
PART TWO: CIVILITY BETWEEN PARTIES Last week I discussed the issue of civility between opposing lawyers and how the lack of civility can fuel a case – like throwing grease on a fire. The same dynamic can exist between the opposing parties in a case (in other words, the divorcing spouses), but this is more understandable and often expected because … Continued
PART ONE: CIVILITY BETWEEN LAWYERS Civility is defined as something said or done in a formally polite way. Many people involved in litigation would say that civility at trial does not exist or at least is certainly rare. In family law, the recent case of Marriage of Davenport discusses the lack of civility between lawyers. But there are also issues … Continued
November 6, 2012 is Election Day. Finally. However, many families have been affected (and continue to be affected) by the decade long war, regardless of who is elected. There are so many ways in which these families are affected, but many people are unaware of how military service impacts a family and children when there is a divorce. In the … Continued