Post-Divorce Checklist

My Ex-Husband Just Won the Lotto! Am I Entitled to Half?

April 2, 2019

Eileen and Mike Weirsky were married for 15 years.   Six months ago, Eileen and Mike were divorced.   One month ago, Mike won $273 million playing the lottery.  This really just happened in New Jersey.  See Huffington Post Story; Ex-Husband wins Lottery. The question we were asked, is whether Eileen would be entitled to half of…
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Divorced and Didn’t Know It

February 18, 2019

Jake Hackenburg has been separated from his wife Sally Hackenburg for one year.  They are not legally separated just living in different homes.   They have been married for almost twelve years.  They don’t have any minor children.   He just recently found out, Sally filed for the divorce, and got a default divorce, without Jake being…
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Mr. & Mrs. Todd

January 20, 2019

Mrs. Todd is filing for a divorce and would like her husband, Mr. Todd, to leave the home.  Can she evict him? The Todd’s have been married for 10 years.  Mrs. Todd owned the house they are living in, prior to the marriage.  The title is in her name, and the mortgage is in her name.   Can she evict…
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Mr. & Mrs. Schwartz

November 21, 2018

Can you evict your spouse from your home?  Mrs. Schwartz, a client of ours, would like to know. The Schwartz’s have been married for 10 years. Mrs. Schwartz owned the house they are living in, prior to the marriage. The title is in her name, and the mortgage is in her name. She is going…
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Utah Divorce Compared to Nevada Divorce

August 9, 2018

If you’re from Nevada, figuring out divorce law in Nevada is hard enough.  Think how much harder it is to figure out Utah divorce law if you live in Nevada. That’s where I come in.  My name is Marco Brown.  I’m a divorce attorney in Salt Lake City, and I’m friends with the people at Right Lawyers….
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Trump Jr. Files for Divorce

July 26, 2018

  Donald Trump Jr., (not POTUS Trump), and his wife Vanessa filed for divorce in New York.  Actually, Vanessa filed an uncontested divorce first, and then switched it to a contested.   It doesn’t really matter who files for a divorce but switching from uncontested (aka Joint Petition in Nevada) to a contested changes the situation….
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No-Fault Divorce

June 27, 2018

We’ve all heard this story before: you thought you met the person of your dreams, but after a while you discover that you just aren’t right for each other.  Now you want out. Is this enough of a reason to get a divorce? In the past, you needed a valid reason to divorce your spouse. …
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Can You Kidnapp Your Own Child?

June 15, 2018

This is a real question we are asked.  Especially around summer time. During school breaks  you have parents who live in another state who get summer visitation.  This time period causes some uneasiness and concern of whether the other parent will return the child at the end of the summer. If the other parent doesn’t…
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Reasons to Hire a Fixed Fee Divorce Attorney

May 3, 2018

Divorce attorneys come in two styles: hourly of fixed fee. Hourly attorneys ask for a retainer up front.  A retainer is like a deposit.   The attorney bills  hours each month against the retainer.  After the retainer is used the attorney will request a new retainer.   Fixed fee attorneys provide you a list of tasks they…
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How Do You Divide the Stuff in a Divorce? 

February 26, 2018

By stuff, I mean vehicles, homes, bank accounts, credit cards, and IRA’s. What is the easiest and fairest way to do this? Let’s say you and your spouse agree to the divorce as long as everything is evenly split.  Categorizing, valuing, and then dividing.   This is the easiest method divorce attorneys have for dividing…
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