14 June 2013 0 Comments

Wills and Trusts

ShareWanting the best for your family is only natural; providing the best for them when you are no longer here requires planning, looking for a positive outcome. Estate planning isn’t about how much money you have; it’s about protecting what you have during your life and for those you love after you’re gone. It ensures […]

3 June 2013 0 Comments

What I’ve learned about divorce as a divorce attorney

ShareDivorce within a family is typically a difficult time for everyone that is involved, especially when complicated family law issues come into play. One of the things I have learned after practicing family law for 23 years is that not everyone is good at choosing a spouse. However, sometimes marriages fail even if you are […]

24 May 2013 0 Comments

Will a prenuptial agreement ruin my wedding plans?

ShareSo, you want to ask for a prenup? While the beginning of a marriage is an exciting time, the commitment to marriage can affect your rights and your financial well-being.  It is important for both parties to understand the potential financial risks that they may face in their marriage. Once you mention the word, “prenup”, […]

15 February 2013 0 Comments

Divorce and custody

Share Today, the divorce rate is increasing at a phenomenal rate.  Did you know that approximately 50% of children are growing up in a single-parent home? Children need both parents in order for them to develop mentally, emotionally, and physically.  Without the bond of parent and child, negative consequences can be result – making it […]

24 January 2013 0 Comments

What is a cohabitation agreement?

Share Married people are not the only ones who require an agreement regarding assets, property and finances.  Today, many couples choose to reside together without getting married.  Luckily, there are laws in place that protect their rights. When two people live together, but remain unmarried, they forego specific rights that are available to married people. […]

18 January 2013 0 Comments

Unmarried couples

ShareMore and more couples are choosing to live together before marriage; some decide to share their lives without getting married at all.  An unmarried couple may be affected by family law if they decide to purchase property together.  It is important for the couple to decide ahead of time how the property will be owned. […]

20 December 2012 0 Comments

Big Bang Theory actress is filing for divorce

Share Another television star, Mayim Bialik from the Big Bang Theory, is having family issues. It has been reported that the 36-year old actress is filing for divorce from her husband, Michael Stone.  She stated irreconcilable differences in the paperwork.  The couple has two sons.  The actress is requesting joint legal custody of the children, […]

14 November 2012 0 Comments

Divorce alternatives

Share Not every married couple that has disagreements should consider divorce.  Saving the right marriage is important. Rushing into a divorce is not always the correct approach.  There are alternatives to divorce, such as a legal separation.  With a legal separation, the parties leave the door open to possible reconciliation in the future. In addition, […]

13 November 2012 0 Comments

What can be included in a prenuptial agreement?

Share No one wants to think of their marriage ending before they even say, “I do”.  Some people view a prenuptial agreement as taking the romance out of marriage. Others view it as marriage insurance.  No one wants to think of divorce before the marriage takes place, but it is good to be prepared just […]

5 November 2012 0 Comments

Joint bank accounts and divorce

Share Recently I was asked what happens when the judge, in a divorce case, orders both parties to contribute to the credit card debt they made while married and one party falls behind in the payments and then stops making any payment?  The first best step is to pay the card off and close the […]