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Why You Should File for Divorce First

Why You Should File for Divorce First

Since all states now have uncontested divorce, it might not seem that it matters who actually files for divorce. While it is true that uncontested divorce has leveled the playing field to some extent, there are still some advantages to be had if you are the spouse who files for...

A New Kind of Marital Property: Genetic Material 

A New Kind of Marital Property: Genetic Material 

Divorce involves a complete division of all of a couple’s marital property. This often includes homes, vehicles, investments, retirement accounts, businesses, intellectual property, personal and household belongings, and items such as art, jewelry, and collectibles. Another type of marital...


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...

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...

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...

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...