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Australian Women “Cried Ghost” to Sway the Court in a Divorce Settlement

A 52-year-old woman in Southern Australia who wanted to keep her house in a divorce settlement told her lawyer, a property evaluator and a Judge, that a ghost was haunting the marital home. Apparently this woman thought that if she could convince the Judge and the evaluator that the house was haunted, then the property value would go down, in turn making the house value low enough so that she could keep it. Unfortunately for the woman, …

Can My Kids Testify in My Custody Case?

I am often asked by my clients if their children can testify in their divorce case. This is turn results in a lengthy answer. It often hinges on the age of the child, and the nature of what the child would testify to. Before I tell my client their options, I first explain to my client that just because a child testifies or expresses his or her wishes to the court, that does not mean that he …

Sarah Palin’s Son Files for Divorce

Sarah Palin’s 23 year-old son, Track Palin, the 23-year-old has filed for divorce from Britta Palin, his high school sweetheart and wife after less than 2 years of marriage. According to a report this week from the Huffington Post. Track and Britta have a daughter who was born 3 months after their wedding. It appears the Palins have been able to amicably resolve their property distribution and parenting time, which are two major hurdles before any divorce …

Being Real About Your Feelings In An Amicable Divorce

Being Real About Your Feelings In An Amicable Divorce Thrown in with the stories of viciously dramatic celebrity divorces are the occasional tales of celebrity couples that had more amicable separations. See how nice they look spending time with their child. Their divorce is better than some couples’ marriages. But the camera doesn’t go home with them. It’s not there to capture the moments alone at the end of the day. When the music has …

Deion Sanders Fights For Fulltime Fatherhood

Hall of Famer and NFL Analyst, Deion Sanders, has been in a battle far more intense than anything he ever experienced on the grid iron. Deion claims that disparaging remarks posted by estranged wife, Pilar Sanders, have cost him between $500,000 and $750,000 in endorsements. “It damages when someone’s lying, especially about spousal abuse.” Deion exclaimed from the witness stand. “My income has gone down tremendously. I can’t afford this mess.” Furthermore, Deion is questioning …

Tax Credits and Children

Parents need to be aware of the various child dependent exemptions and credits that are available to them on their tax returns and how they might be affected by a parenting plan or divorce (separation) agreement. We all know the value of the child dependency exemption. Do not assume that the parent with the child the majority of the time gets the dependency exemption. That is not true in Colorado. Taxes are about money and …

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Perhaps as a child you remember your parents going through a divorce, the tension was always strong in the house, especially when they couldn’t come to an agreement. You remember how hard it was on you and your siblings, and how much you just wanted to be there for them and yet felt as if there was no way you could. You remember they never hired a lawyer to help them, and the process of all …

Hiding Assets During A Divorce: Never The Right Strategy

A survey conducted by the National Endowment for Financial Education found that approximately one third of U.S. couples with combined assets were dishonest about money. This includes lying about debt as well as money earned. The survey also found that 58% have hidden cash and 54% have hidden a minor purchase. Such deception can be harmful in a relationship. But it’s downright illegal during a divorce proceeding. When couples divorce, they must fully disclose all assets, …

Divorced From Health Insurance

The financial effects of divorce start to add up quickly. All of a sudden the one income has to cover the expenses that used to be split between two. This includes housing, utilities, food, and insurance. And for women that have always relied on their husbands health insurance plans, it can mean the end of health insurance altogether. The University of Michigan conducted a study of women from age 26 to 64 between 1996 and 2007. From …

Teenagers & Their Parents’ Divorce

The teenage years are awkward all by themselves. Dealing with physical changes and changes in friendships. First dates and first pimples. Peer pressure and parental pressure. It’s a very volatile time in life. Sometimes teens are very vocal about how they feel. Other times, they can seem okay while they’re emotions are all over the place. If their parents are going through a divorce, it is yet another change. Something else to get used to. …

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