Spousal Support: It can get nasty

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In the past two blog entries we addressed custody and child support. In this post we will discuss the most incendiary of all topics for divorcing couples: spousal support. “Why should I pay her support so she can sit home on her butt. Let her get a job!” Or if the woman is already working, […]

Custody and the incorrect assumptions parents make

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If there is a Rule #1 in Family Law that spouses should follow during divorce proceedings, this is it: Do not listen to friends, family, or others who have been through their own divorces, or who believe they know “the system.” Usually they are wrong—and sometimes very wrong. The most important thing a client can […]

Your out of court behavior matters

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What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens outside the courtroom will not necessarily remain outside the courtroom.  Do not mistakenly believe that as long as your conduct is okay inside the courtroom, you can do and say whatever you would like in all other situations. Many an ex has made this […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Court – Avoid self-sabotage

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In a courtroom, as in life, first impressions matter. However, in a courtroom second, third, and fourth impressions matter also. Winning a case is difficult enough without adding obstacles, such as the judge disliking you because of your behavior. And it happens more often than you think. So before standing in front of a judge, […]

Gathering evidence for court – pt. II

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In Part I of “Setting the Record Straight” I offered three (3) tips for gathering evidence for court: Take screenshots, videos, and pictures; Follow up phone or in-person conversations with documents; and Remember that if it is in writing, it can (and probably will) be used as evidence. Below are three (3) more recommendations that […]

Gathering evidence for court

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“Get it in writing.” How many times have you heard that warning? Whether it is a warranty for a car or an appliance, or a receipt confirming your return of merchandise to a store, the rule is the same. Get hard proof when you are gathering evidence for court.  Court is no different, whether it is trial […]

Asset hide-and-go-seek: what is your spouse hiding?

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Too often spouses attempt to hide assets during a divorce, despite the severe repercussions if caught. Penalties range from being charged with perjury and fraud to being forced to hand over 100% of the hidden asset to the other spouse. Nevertheless, according to a survey by the NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) with the […]

Legal Victories And Moral Victories

First Steps – Learn the difference between legal victories and moral victories Your soon-to-be-ex is a no good, cheating, lying jerk!  But for all of the nonsense he/she has been pulling for the past twelve years, your marriage would be intact and harmonious.  Now everyone involved is suffering and you don’t just want to get […]