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Keeping a Divorce Out of Politics

Keeping a Divorce Out of Politics

Politics and divorce don’t mix well. This is something Stephen M. Ross is likely keeping in mind as the billionaire owner of the Miami Dolphins navigates a newly filed divorce from his wife of 18 years.
Ross’s Influential Position Ross not only owns 95 percent of the Dolphins...

Avenues to a Fast Divorce

Avenues to a Fast Divorce

In the first three-fourths of the 1900s, it was possible to travel to Reno for a “quickie” divorce – a divorce that could be handled immediately without any residency requirement or waiting period. Nevada and Reno, in particular, were known for fast, simple, divorces that...

How to Fire a Private Judge

How to Fire a Private Judge

To resolve your complex divorce you may choose to work with a private judge. While this option has many benefits, it can be challenging to actually fire a private judge once you consent to this type of dispute resolution.
What is a Private Judge? When you face divorce, there are two possible...

Children on the Witness Stand

Children on the Witness Stand

It sounds like something from a movie – young children tearfully taking the witness stand during their parents’ divorce. Most of the time, this is something parents want to avoid whenever possible. But there are situations in which it may become necessary or useful to your case for your...

7 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Home After Divorce

7 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Home After Divorce

Moving on after a divorce may involve finding a new permanent living situation. If you are considering buying a new home and obtaining a mortgage, there are important factors to consider as you move forward with your life.
1. Complete Your Divorce Before you make a move to buy a new home and...

What is Common Law Marriage?

What is Common Law Marriage?

It is more and more common for couples to live together without getting married. According to a Pew Research study, 59 percent of American adults have cohabitated with a partner at some point (greater than the percent who have ever been married). Many people have heard of common law marriage and...

Fast Track Your Divorce: 14 Ways to Help Your Divorce Move More Quickly

Fast Track Your Divorce: 14 Ways to Help Your Divorce Move More Quickly

A divorce normally takes at least several months minimum and may drag on years (case in point: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been in divorce court since 2016 and their divorce is still not completed). Once you decide to get a divorce, you may feel an urgency to get the process over with so that...

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

Once you begin the divorce process, your goal is to conclude it as quickly as possible. However, the length of your divorce isn’t entirely up to you, and for most people, it takes longer than they would like. To understand how long your divorce will take, it’s important to determine...

Am I Liable for My Ex-Spouses’ Unpaid Taxes?

Am I Liable for My Ex-Spouses’ Unpaid Taxes?

There are various ways your ex might incur liability to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for unpaid taxes. They simply may have just not made payments or filed tax returns. Or, in the more likely scenario, there has been an audit, and it’s been determined they improperly took...

19 Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets in Your Divorce

19 Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets in Your Divorce

A full and complete disclosure of assets is necessary in order for a divorce to be fair. If your spouse is hiding assets, this will negatively impact your property award in the divorce because the court will not be aware of the hidden assets and will not be able to divide them in your...