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Divorce Confidential: Holiday Preparations

Caroline Choi | Posted 12.16.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Holiday preparations are in full swing. The shopping malls are packed like a can of sardines and if you're like me, you're probably a little overwhelmed and stressed about getting the perfect gift for your loved ones.

10 Ways to Show Your Ex is Living With Someone

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

For someone trying to demonstrate that a former spouse is living with someone else in an effort to have an alimony obligation reduced or terminated, the job of collecting evidence is much easier today.

Divorce Confidential: The Case for Privacy in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.08.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is not an easy process, but it may be even more difficult for individuals who value their privacy. Fortunately, there are options for those interested in a confidential divorce, and it's definitely something to consider if it's important to you and your family.

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

5 Reasons Why Alimony Should Be Reduced or Terminated if You're Living With Someone

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Alimony reform is on the rise, and there's simply no avoiding it. Nor should there be. One ripe area for change is the circumstance of cohabitation, its effect on spousal support, and the challenges surrounding the ability to prove it.

Leaving New York City Without My Wife

Mike Bushman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

When I left New York's Long Island City to drive home to Illinois, I left someone very important behind: My wife, Cathy. Granted, I've known this day was coming since early June. That's when she received an offer to take on her dream challenge; a chance to test all of the skills she has developed and honed since skating into her teenage years.

A Premarital Agreement Primer

Brad Reid | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings
Brad Reid

While a will may transfer property at death, a premarital agreement may clarify what property is subject to the provisions of a will as well as address inheritance and probate matters.

Costs of Litigating a Termination of Alimony Claim - Is It Worth the Price?`

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

At the end of the day, very often litigants are left wondering, "Was it worth it?" Wouldn't it be nice if we could go into the process with a better understanding of what it may actually cost to litigate a claim, so we can weigh the pros and cons and make our own, informed decisions?

How to Identify the Trend-Setting Professionals Paving New Ways to Support Termination of Alimony Claims

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Including cell tower location data, social media and other web-based "evidence" into the standard discovery process in family law is quickly trending in the United States as the most cost-and-time efficient method for proving certain aspects of various domestic relations claims.

The Consequence of Unenforced Ethical Guidelines for Collaborative Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 06.07.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The Ethical Guidelines for Collaborative Divorce by Collaborative Divorce Institute provide in pertinent part as follows: "All Collaborative Divorce ...

How to Evaluate if Cohabitation Has Placed Alimony at Risk

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

A few things can jeopardize an alimony obligation... death, remarriage or that elusive term used for describing an exclusive marriage-like relationship, "cohabitation."

Attention Men: How to Put an End to Your Alimony Obligation if Your Ex Is Living With Someone Else

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Paying spousal support is often considered the price many men must pay to extricate themselves from a bad marriage. It's cynically considered the cost of doing business.

9 Things You Should Know About Using Geolocation Data In Your Termination of Alimony Case

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 04.03.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

If your supported ex-spouse is cohabitating, he/she probably uses cloaking tactics that would make a good spy blush.

Using a Cell Phone to Show That Your Former Spouse Is Cohabiting

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Your former spouse is in a new relationship... hurray! Could there be wedding bells in the future? Maybe. But, if you're paying your ex alimony, there isn't much motivation to remarry.

Divorce Confidential: When Divorce Is a Bad Idea

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is a long, emotional process and the decision to divorce shouldn't be taken lightly or made impulsively. It is important to note that there is always time to change your mind, even if the divorce train is well on its way.

4 Questions To Ask When Going Through Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In a divorce there are a million concerns that are swirling around in your head as you embark on this daunting and overwhelming process. One of the ways to ease your concerns is to be educated about the divorce process.

Jane Lynch's Ex Makes BIG Request

Posted 09.09.2013 | Divorce

Jane Lynch has proclaimed that her divorce from estranged wife Lara Embry is "not dramatic," and we're hoping it stays that way after the "Glee" star ...

Jane Lynch's Ex Requests Spousal Support

Posted 08.26.2013 | Divorce

Jane Lynch's estranged wife, Dr. Lara Embry, is requesting that the actress to pay her attorney's fees and spousal support, according to People magazi...

Termination of Alimony: Another Look at the Utility of Cell Tower Location Data

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.05.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Wouldn't you like to be able to prove that your former spouse is living with someone else, without having to spend a small fortune?

These Celeb Exes Didn't Want Each Other's Money

Posted 07.19.2013 | Divorce

Not all Hollywood divorces are knock-down, drag-out fights; some are actually quite civil. And although some huge celebrity divorce settlements have b...

Cohabitation and Alimony - Do the Current Laws Make Sense?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Depending upon where you live or where you were divorced, alimony may be either reduced, terminated, or remain completely unaffected even with a finding that the recipient former spouse is now living with a new partner.

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

Your Finances and Divorce

Karen Stewart | Posted 08.19.2013 | Divorce
Karen Stewart

There are two things in Divorce, money and kids. The issue is that emotions can play havoc with our ability to make sound financial decisions in di...

The Law Is a Baseline and Nothing More

Mark Baer | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Consider the impact of a family systems and service based approach, meaning that there are value-added inputs being offered to the families, rather than merely a brokering of deals.