The story is all too familiar. The kids stand on the front steps, consumed by sadness. They watch their father walk toward the car. Silent tears roll down their cheeks while their dad gets in the car and drives away. As soon as he’s out of view, he chokes up and pulls over. He doesn’t want to lose … Read more about Shared Parenting v. Equal Parenting: 5 Ways the New Laws Will Hurt Kids
Two things most sane people seek to avoid are divorce and taxes. Unfortunately, when you’re going through a divorce, not paying attention to taxes can cost you thousands. That's especially true with the new tax law changes going into effect this year and next. Now more than ever, not understanding … Read more about Divorce and Taxes: Will the New Tax Law Changes Cost You More?
Politicians and lawyers both have a reputation for never giving a straight answer to a simple question. So, when asked, "Do divorced parents have to pay for their children's college expenses?" like any good lawyer, the answer I usually give is, "it depends." How to Figure Out if You May Have to Pay … Read more about Do Divorced Parents Have to Pay for their Children’s College Expenses?
What do life insurance and divorce have in common? Besides being confusing, they’re both uncomfortable realities that most people would rather avoid. They are also often intertwined. If you don’t understand how life insurance works in your divorce, you and your loved ones can suffer huge financial … Read more about Life Insurance and Divorce: Are You as Secure as You Think?
You can’t help it. It’s not that you are wishing evil upon your spouse while you are going through a divorce (ok, maybe you are!), but, you can’t help thinking, every now and then: what would happen if my spouse just died? Normally, of course, those passing thoughts just, well, pass. Somehow you and … Read more about Child Support After Death: 5 Tips for Providing for the Kids If Your Ex Dies
What if everything you believed about divorce turned out not to be true? While chances are that some of the "divorce facts" that you believe actually are true, unless you are a divorce professional and you understand how the divorce system really works, chances also are that a lot of the things you … Read more about The 10 Biggest Divorce Myths
Let's start with a basic truth: very few people enjoy paying their former spouse money after a divorce. It doesn't matter that they love their kids and that the money is for child support. No one likes paying their "ex." But it's equally true that a lot of people who are trying to raise kids as a … Read more about Five Common Myths About Child Support That Just Aren’t True