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Financial Advice for Divorcing Spouses

If you’re considering divorce, you’re likely worried about how it will impact your finances. Whether you’re in a high-net-worth marriage, you and your spouse work full-time, or only one of you works, your financial situation is certainly going to change. For some spouses, divorce changes their lifestyle more than others – every couple’s situation is different. There is consolation though: when people are in unsatisfying, unhappy, or hollow marriages, they usually feel that the divorce process, no...

Financial Tips for Divorcing Spouses

It’s no secret that one of the most difficult parts of divorce is the financial aspect. If the financial part were easier, we would probably see a rise in divorce filings. If you have put off a divorce because you were concerned about dividing assets, supporting two households, paying child and/or spousal support, or having to give up your standard of living, you are not alone. While a lot of unhappy spouses delay their divorce because of...

Which Parent Claims the Dependency Exemption?

With tax season quickly approaching, a lot of our clients, especially those with children, ask us about the dependency exemption. Which parent claims the exemption, and can the noncustodial parent ever claim the exemption? After all, they are the ones paying child support. The Internal Revenue Service is very clear about the fact that only one taxpayer can claim the dependency exemption for a child each year. As a general rule, the custodial parent is the taxpayer who...

What Does a Successful Financial Outcome in a Divorce Case Look Like?

When I first meet with a prospective client, they often tell me they are looking for a lawyer who will ‘win’ their divorce case for them. This is understandable, as everyone wants to walk away from their divorce with the best possible outcome. As an attorney I enjoy working tirelessly to achieve the best result possible for my clients. However, one of the most interesting things about divorce cases is that a winning result for...

5 Money Questions You Should Ask Before Tying the Knot

Most people would agree that money is the biggest “problem” in a relationship. Besides communication and sex, money can pose a tremendous problem if you and your sweetie aren’t on the same page. You don’t necessarily have to have the exact same beliefs about money to have a harmonious relationship, but you should definitely discuss your individual money beliefs BEFORE getting married. You probably have a good feel for how your significant other handles their...

Spoiled?

More and more I see children of divorce being spoiled with lavish gifts and expensive outings or vacations from both parents. Perhaps the parents feel guilty for putting their child through the divorce or are trying to make up for the time that they spend away from the child now that their time is split with the other parent. My nieces, who I dearly love, are children of a divorce and in my opinion they...

Amnesty for Delinqent Child Support Payers

In Durham County, the Social Services department held a special amnesty day to give non-custodial parents a chance to stop running and hiding from the Child Support Enforcement Department and pay up. Social Services invited nearly two hundred people wanted for not paying their child support to the Durham County Court house. If they showed up and paid two hundred and fifty dollars, their arrest warrant for failure to pay child support would be terminated....

Don’t Let Your Wedding Cause Your Divorce

Don’t Let Your Wedding Cause Your Divorce Don’t spend a fortune on a fairytale wedding if you want your marriage to have a fairytale ending. Couples that overspend on their wedding day are headed for a divorce, according to a leading family lawyer. The head of family law at Slater and Gordon, Amanda McAlister, says eighty percent of couples who divorce within five years say spending too much on the wedding was one of the...

Calculating Child Support When One Parent Does Not Have Income

How Do We Calculate Maintenance (Alimony) and Child Support When One Parent Has No Income? First know that both parents are legally responsible for supporting the kiddos—not just the parent who pays support. With a few exceptions, if one parent does not have income, the Court will impute full time income to that parent before calculating maintenance or support. In other words, will we assign income to that parent before calculating support and assume they...

Judge Ordered Child Support Payments Recalculated

Judge Ordered Child Support Payments Recalculated In Mercer County, a State Superior Court overturned a local judge’s child support decision and ordered the judge to recalculate the father’s obligation. It said that Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson did not address the father’s intent when he accepted a lower paying job. The mother, identified as K.A.W. and the father as S.J.W., were married in 2002 and divorced 7 years later. Their only...

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