Divorce Hearing

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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…

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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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…