4 Common Post-Judgment Divorce Issues

When it comes to divorce, the end is not always the end. It's not uncommon for issues to crop up long after the divorce decree has been issued by the court. Whether one ex-spouse feels the judgment is unfair, believes a mistake was made, or simply needs the order to be modified to reflect a major change in circumstances, you should understand the common issues that can arise even after your divorce has been Read More

What Scarlett Johansson Can Teach Us About International Divorce and Custody

Celebrities have it all. We frequently think of this only in terms of the good – access to clothes, cars, and lavish homes. However, they can also have the same struggles that affect non-celebrities, like divorce and custody battles.  Worse, for celebrities, those personal, family issues can wind up splashed all over the front page. Scarlett Johansson and Roman Dauriac Take Scarlett Johansson. Scarlett and her Read More

Text Messages and Divorce: Lessons From Former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

Depending on your settings, notifications for text messages or iMessages can pop up even on a locked cell phone. This means, for example, that if you leave your phone face-up on a table, anyone within eyeshot of your phone may be able to view the content of your messages. More, through things like Apple ID/iCloud which are designed to make our lives more convenient and technologically seamless, text messages can Read More

4 Situations in Which Your Divorce Case May Involve International Law

If you're a dual citizen, married to a citizen of another country, or you live overseas, it can be tricky to pursue a divorce in the United States. International law can often prolong an already long and complex process. Generally speaking, you must file where you reside. Each of the states has its own residency requirements, but if you both live abroad, you'll have to file for divorce in your country of residence. Read More

What Role Does a Financial Expert Play in the Collaborative Process?

Collaborative divorce aims to minimize the stressful, time-consuming aspects of other divorce methods. You'll have to cover a wide range of issues throughout this cooperative process. One of these important issues, of course, is money. You'll need to reach a series of satisfactory agreements when it comes to dividing your property, assets, and debts. In simple terms, a financial expert can make sure that whole Read More

What to Do When a Former Partner Violates a Divorce Order

So you've finalized your divorce, and your former spouse violates a court order. What now? It's possible that the violation disrupts your finances, your schedule, or even your ability to care for your children. It's important to understand your legal options while making sure your divorce decree is respected as a legally binding order. Understanding Contempt When a family court judge issues a divorce decree, Read More

Pets and Divorce in Connecticut: Family Members or Things?

I was in law school when I discovered that, in the eyes of the law at least, animals are property. Our legal tradition is binary in that there are two primary approaches to how we classify -- "persons" and "things."  Animals, I learned, are treated as things, and, more specifically, as the property of persons. Our non-attorney clients don't get to learn that animals are things in the comfort of a classroom like I Read More

4 Unique Challenges Inherent in a Gray Divorce

More and more senior spouses have been turning to divorce in recent years. “Gray divorce,” or divorce between older couples, can seem like a ticket to freedom after many years of living with the same person. You may be considering divorce yourself, whether it's because you crave independence, you want to live a different lifestyle, or you've simply drifted apart from your spouse. You may be set on your decision, but Read More

How Can a Collaborative Divorce Benefit Your Children?

When you divorce the other parent of your children, does your relationship disappear, or does it become redefined? In reality, the choice is yours. You don't have to be best friends with your former spouse, but you might consider collaborative divorce to make the whole process go smoothly for you and the kids. Aside from keeping your children out of a stressful courtroom environment, collaborative divorce can have Read More

Why Mediate Your Divorce?: 6 Key Benefits

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, but contrary to what television would have you believe, it doesn’t have to be contentious. While litigation is necessary in some circumstances, for many couples, mediation is an effective alternative that allows you and your spouse to reach your own agreement. In divorce mediation, a neutral mediator assists a divorcing couple in arriving at a mutually acceptable Read More