How to Have an Amicable Divorce
You didn’t imagine you’d be in this situation when you said your vows. I’m not going to ask you to be happy about it right now. But I will tell you that a divorce doesn’t have to be a torturous…
DIY Divorce Pitfalls
It’s tempting to try to save money on your divorce by doing it yourself. After all, few of us like to spend money on things we’re probably not going to enjoy. But skimping on your divorce is a dangerous prospect….
How to Create a Pet Custody Agreement
For many of us, a pet is a treasured member of the family. We care for them, love them, and can become deeply attached to them. So figuring out how to treat our pets during a divorce can be incredibly…
Does a Stepparent Have to Pay Child Support?
Blended families are more common than ever. In fact, 40% of couples with children involve a stepparent-stepchild relationship — at least one of the partners in the marriage had a child from a previous relationship. As with all marriages, sometimes…
Will I Have to Pay Alimony?
If you’re in the early stages of a divorce or considering divorce, you probably have a lot of questions about the money stuff. Will I be broke after this divorce? Will I have to pay alimony? And if so, will…
In a Divorce, Who Gets the 401k?
While divorce can be a trying time emotionally, the legal aspects of a divorce are largely financial. How can a court separate out all the assets that a couple has acquired during their marriage? Or, if you’re negotiating a pre-court…
Physical Custody vs. Legal Custody
If you’re considering a divorce or are in the early stages and you have kids, then you’re probably thinking about who will get custody. Child custody is more complicated than a simple custody/no custody solution. In fact, it’s incredibly rare…
Who Gets the House in a Divorce?
Thinking about leaving your family home can be one of the most difficult parts of a divorce. And in many divorces, the family home is the largest asset. So it plays a significant role in the financial negotiations. Understanding how…