Ways of Enforcing a Marital Settlement Agreement Are Limited

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

Prenuptial Agreement – Are They Healthy to a Relationship?

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?

Is a Domestic Partnership Formed in Another State Recognized By California?

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?

Is Equitable Distribution of Marital and Non-Marital Assets the Same As Equal Distribution?

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?

6 Tips That Will Help You Understand Child Support

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

Divorce 101 for Filipinos

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