When COVID began last year, there were predictions of a big surge in divorces. The reasoning was that couples who were already experiencing problems would now be forced to spend more time together without the distraction of other people, social events, and work outside the home. That did seem to … [Read more...] about Are You Delaying Divorce Because of COVID?
Many couples enter into a marriage with some individual assets. Those assets are considered separate property and, generally, will not be divided if the couple divorces. Separate property also includes an inheritance or a gift made directly to a party during the marriage, provided it remains titled … [Read more...] about Should You Use a Trust or a Prenuptial Agreement to Protect Your Separate Assets From Your Spouse?
Generally, trusts are considered the separate property of the spouse named as beneficiary. However, that is not true if the assets in the trust contain marital property. The distinction between marital and separate property is important because only marital property is subject to equitable … [Read more...] about What Should You Do If Your Spouse Puts Marital Assets into a Trust Without Your Consent?
Recently, Ken Jewell discussed his experiences with handling divorce cases during the pandemic and offered some advice for those who are contemplating divorce at this point in the pandemic. Check out the complete New York Times article here and contact our office to learn how we might be able to … [Read more...] about Ken Jewell Recently quoted in New York Times discussing Divorce Rates
Some couples mutually decide to divorce. They don’t foresee any major disputes and agree to resolve any issues that do arise amicably. They understand they need an attorney to handle all the necessary paperwork, but they think that it’s fine to simply share one divorce attorney to represent both of … [Read more...] about Why You Should Never Share a Divorce Attorney With Your Spouse
Divorce can be expensive especially if you and your spouse cannot agree on important issues. The more disputes you have, the longer your case will take to be resolved and the higher your legal bills. While you probably will be unhappy with any large bill, generally, good communication between … [Read more...] about What Should You Do If You Have a Fee Dispute with Your Divorce Attorney?