The divorce is over. The resulting marital settlement agreement (MSA) covering the areas of child support, parental timesharing (custody and visitation), division of marital property both personal and real, spousal support (alimony), and marital debt is signed and ordered by a judge. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean all parties agree with the agreement and/or are able… Continue reading Ways of Enforcing a Marital Settlement Agreement Are Limited
What is a prenuptial agreement? Prenuptial agreements (commonly known as a pre-nup) refers to agreements that spouses enter into prior to their marriage. In this modern society, it is undoubtedly true that such a social trend is on the rise, given the increased affluence of the local demography. As such, many couples regard them as… Continue reading Prenuptial Agreement – Are They Healthy to a Relationship?
State and federal laws about same-sex relationships have changed a lot over the past few decades and will probably continue to change in the near future, so it’s important to understand the current statutes and how they may affect your relationship. Out of the all the 50 US states, California was the first one to… Continue reading Is a Domestic Partnership Formed in Another State Recognized By California?
Every divorce attorney recognizes the added complexity of a case when retirement assets must be divided. Mention the word QDRO and even the most seasoned veteran may be filled with mild dread. Imagine the confusion when a client tries to understand these important documents. However, QDROs do not need to be difficult. A bit of… Continue reading Avoid These 10 QDRO Mistakes
No, equitable distribution of marital and non-marital assets is not the same as equal distribution. Equal distribution states, known as community property states include California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin, and by agreement of both parties, Alaska. All other states distribute marital assets using the term “equitable” which, in legal terms,… Continue reading Is Equitable Distribution of Marital and Non-Marital Assets the Same As Equal Distribution?
Whether you are going through a divorce or just separating from your partner, you’ll need to make child support arrangements for any children that you share. The few tips listed below will help you successfully navigate the system. Determine Who Will Have Primary Custody Primary custody does not mean sole custody. It simply refers to… Continue reading 6 Tips That Will Help You Understand Child Support
As our society changes, so do our values and standards, as well as what we consider to be the norms in terms of behavior. This affects everything from our choices in education and profession, to relationships, and of course, nearly all other aspects of the way we conduct our lives. And while Marriage and Divorce-capital… Continue reading Analyzing the Latest Divorce Trends & News
Here’s a situation: A and B, both Filipinos, went to the United States to get married. After several years, marital troubles started to occur between the couple and after efforts at reconciliation failed, the two started to part ways. They figured that since they were married in abroad, they decided to get a divorce in… Continue reading Divorce 101 for Filipinos
Introduction In this article, we will guide you to better understand the legal process which is followed in most family disputes. Part 1 The first stage of the legal process for divorce is the Family Guidance committee. In family matters, the local courts cannot be approached directly. In such cases, a no-objection certificate or a… Continue reading Your Guide in Family Cases – Part 1