Divorce Court

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23 Feb: How Are Assets Divided In A Divorce?

Either you and the other party, or the Judge. You do have control over this process. I would encourage you to enter mediation with a strong mediator. Think about the way that you can divide up your assets that is mutually agreeable between the parties. It would necessarily be a compromise, but that is better than having a Judge decide your fate. If you’re not able to agree regarding how assets are going to be…

19 Jan: What Is An Automatic Temporary Injunction?

Once a divorce case is filed or a case for legal separation, the court issues an automatic temporary injunction connected to the summons. In the summons, there is an injunction that prohibits you from disposing of assets, except in the ordinary course of business, from disparaging, harassing, molesting the other party and from taking the children out of the State without the permission of the other party. This is effective immediately upon the service or…

12 Jan: Can I Go Back To My Maiden Name After My Divorce Is Final?

The actual answer to that is no. Once the decree of dissolution of marriage is entered, and you did not change your name, you can’t. The only way that you can change your name moving forward, is to file a separate action for a name change, and that is a pain (to be honest with you). You have to get fingerprinted, file a separate petition and make sure that notice is given. If you think…

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25 Oct: Will Divorce Impact My Credit Score?

Well, yes and no. A divorce is expensive. A divorce is costly. A divorce can take a while to complete. The reality of it is, in many instances you’re taking two incomes in one household, and you’re taking that same gross income and dividing it between two households. What couples really struggle with is, there’s not enough money to go around, so maybe you had a combined household income of $100,000 when you two were…

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23 Aug: What Should I Expect When Going To Divorce Court?

First off, you should expect that the judge expects you to be prepared to present your case. Keep in mind that these judges have very busy dockets. They don’t know you from the next person, so when you go into court, you’ve got tell the judge your story. You have to clearly and effectively communicate your situation, what you want, and why, so you need to be prepared to present your case. The next thing…

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17 Apr: What Are 5 Important Questions To Ask A Divorce Attorney Before Hiring Them?

The first question to ask any attorney is their degree of experience. Have they had a lot of experience in handling family law cases? Family law cases are complex. They have a lot of moving parts, so you want to find out how much experience that individual has in handling family law cases. I have been handling family law cases exclusively since 2010. I have a lot of experience in this area. I’ve been a…