My House, Get Out

My House, Get Out

September 1, 2015

You are going to have a few arguments over property.  None will be bigger, literally, than the home.  Who gets to live in the house while the divorce is pending and who gets to keep the house after the divorce are typically the first and biggest arguments. The answer of who will live in the…
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Sharing Social Security Benefits

July 30, 2014

One financial decision concerning retirement income that is not open for litigation involves Social Security benefits each spouse will receive when they choose to retire. For those who have been married for a minimum of 10 years, federal Social Security law is clear. There are definite established formulas concerning who is eligible for benefits, when…
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Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution

December 1, 2013

Each state has its own divorce laws. Concerning issues of child custody and visitation, the differences may be minimal. When it comes to the distribution of assets accumulated during the course of the marriage, the differences are major. Nine states divide property according to community property law. Community property states include: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana,…
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Can I Kick Him Out and Change the Locks

October 2, 2013

Divorcing, Can I Kick Him Out and Change the Locks? Filing for divorce while still living under the same roof is common.  For some staying in the home is better for the children.  For others, the decision to stay together after the divorce is filed is based on economics. But divorces can takes months to…
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Commingling Separate Property

February 19, 2013

When entering into a marriage or committed relationship, it is common to desire to share everything with your new partner. No one ever enters into a long-term committed relationship with plans to divorce or separate, but sometimes things happen that are beyond both parties’ control. As a result, there are several issues involved with commingling…
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