Filing for Divorce

14 May: The Cost of Divorce or Child Custody Cases

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17 Mar: What To Expect Post Divorce?

What happens post divorce? We have to look and see are there any assets that we need to complete their division. After the divorce decree is entered, a lot of times we are dividing up a retirement account. The issue then becomes is this a 401(k) account that requires a qualified domestic relations order? Is this a para or pension account that requires a division via an approved qualified domestic relations order? If this an…

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02 Mar: Will I Lose My Retirement or 401K During A Divorce?

This depends on the assets that are available in the case. It also depends on whether or not you had that retirement account prior to the marriage. If you owned that retirement account prior to the marriage, the balance in that account as of the date of the marriage is your separate property and is not subject to division. Where people run into difficulties is they have a really hard time proving what the balance…

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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…

17 Nov: Are There Alternative Options To Divorce?

Well, yes and no. There is a provision for a legal separation. Basically you have to go through the same steps as you do if you’re getting a divorce. You have to fill out the sworn financial statement. You have to try to arrive at a financial settlement and child support and maintenance if that applies. So that is an option. The issue with a legal separation is that either party can convert that to…