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How To Keep Your Inheritance From Your Ex-Spouse

How To Keep Your Inheritance From Your Ex-Spouse

Stann Givens  08.19.2016
You had a long and loving relationship with your Aunt Millie. The bad news is that she recently passed away. The good news is that she...
George Carlin, 'Dirty Words' and the Loss of Custody

George Carlin, 'Dirty Words' and the Loss of Custody

Fred Silberberg  08.11.2016
The California Family Code provides that if a court makes a finding that a party has "perpetrated domestic violence" against the other...

Family Regulation -- Good or Bad?

Fred Silberberg  07. 7.2016
The real question is this: if we are willing not to interfere in the daily lives of those who end up staying in a marriage-happily or not,...
What If This Is What Freedom Looks Like? (Or, The Day God Wore a Black Robe)

What If This Is What Freedom Looks Like? (Or, The Day God Wore a Black Robe)

Tammy Letherer  07. 1.2016
Once again, I'm in a Cook County Courthouse. How many times have I been here over the last 5 years? I've lost count. Anyway, these are...

Ceding Parental Authority in a Custody Case

Fred Silberberg  06.13.2016
Cindy and John have been divorced for four years. They have three children: aged 10, 8 and 6. Cindy and John could not get along while...

The Problem With Prenups, Part III: The Dangerous Sport of Extreme Prenups

Laurie Israel  05.31.2016
My take on prenups is that they should meet the goals of both parties and also be as generous as possible within that framework. Too often...
Divorced Dad Tries Paying Child Support With Pizza, And Court Is Cool With It

Divorced Dad Tries Paying Child Support With Pizza, And Court Is Cool With It

Lee Moran  05.30.2016
An Italian court has acquitted a divorced father who offered to pay child support with pizza. When Nicola Toso split from his wife Nicoletta...
12 Most Common Myths About Divorce

12 Most Common Myths About Divorce

Daniel Clement  05.24.2016
If you've never been through a divorce before, the realities of the process will understandably be unfamiliar to you. Your divorce lawyer...

Does Alimony 'Until Remarriage' Address Nonmarital Cohabitation?

Brad Reid  05.17.2016
Alimony in a majority of states is not a matter of right. Rather the judge has broad discretion in considering the facts and ruling accordingly...
Top 10 things to Love/Hate

Top 10 things to Love/Hate

Tammy Letherer  04. 1.2016
5. Family Members. No other life experience can match the baffling mix of comfort and discomfort that comes from spending time with family....

Is There Life After Divorce?

Stann Givens  03.23.2016
I have told all of my new clients that story and explained to them that there will be a time when the horrors they are experiencing in...
Common Tax Issues for the Recently Divorced or Separated

Common Tax Issues for the Recently Divorced or Separated

Joseph E. Cordell  02. 4.2016
Because of the numerous additional factors that now apply to your situation, there are likely many new concerns or questions you have once...

Spousal Support for Men

Fred Silberberg  01.11.2016
Think about this concept. A couple separates. Wife makes more than Husband. Her income will enable her to live at a higher standard...
Stop! Don't Sign Your Divorce Papers Until You Do This One Crucial Thing

Stop! Don't Sign Your Divorce Papers Until You Do This One Crucial Thing

Abby Rodman, LICSW  11.15.2015
he deliberations dragged on so long, I just couldn't stand the wait any longer. Add to that an attorney who was admittedly distracted during...