Divorce does a number on your finances. You may wind up on dubious economic footing. But don’t worry, there are ways to rebuild your finances post divorce.
Military service complicates many relationships. It also complicates the divorce process. One area that often gets twisted is military pensions.
Splitting up a house in divorce can get tricky in the best of times, but what if one party depends on the shared home for a big part of their income?
Tangible assets like the house, cars, and savings accounts don’t come as a surprise, it can be a shock when assets like a professional degree is included.
When an ex refuses to sell a home, a number of issues large. But what can you do? How can you protect yourself against foreclosure in divorce?
We were asked this question from a San Diego husband recently: “Am I responsible for my wife’s unscrupulous spending and credit card and loan debts that are in her name?” Unfortunately, yes, you may be.
California law provides guidelines for courts to use in determining and setting child support payment amounts.
When it comes to divorce, dividing up assets forms a big piece of the puzzle. This includes, potentially, Social Security disability payments.
How long do I have to pay child support? It’s a question we hear often. As is so often the case in family law matters, there’s a quick answer and a more in-depth conversation. And what about post-secondary education? How do you plan for that following divorce? One of our …
For most of us, buying a house is the biggest purchase we ever make. So when it comes to divorce, it’s no surprise it’s often one of the primary assets to divide. But how does divorce impact things like home loans? If you end your marriage, are you still on …
Is it a gift or inheritance? Does it matter? That’s a question we hear often during divorce proceedings. The answer may impact how the courts view certain assets and thus how they are divided. It’s easy to see why this is important information to have. Rick Jones, one of our …
Pensions are less and less common these days as fewer companies offer them to employees, but they do still show up during divorce. The attached question usually runs along the lines of, “I worked my whole life, can my ex really take part of my pension in the divorce?” The …
I’m paying back-child support on a child that isn’t biologically mine. How am I still on the hook for this money?
“I’ve been paying $1,200 in alimony. I decided to pay $1,100, and take $100 a month out until the $5,000 is paid for. Am I going to get in any kind of trouble for doing that?”
Marriage means intertwining two lives. When a marriage ends, divorce is the process of untangling them. Part of that means dividing up any shared assets you amass together. Another unfortunate part is splitting up any shared debt. That can be a big financial blow. But what happens if you live …
The massive tax plan that Congress passed in 2018 is going to have a wide-reaching impact, including on divorce and spousal support.
Buying a house is the biggest purchase most people will ever make. But what happens when a couple buys a home and breaks up? Find out here.
It’s no shock that college is expensive. But what if you and your ex agree to split a child’s tuition, only for your ex to back out?
There are two ways that assets and debts are divided in the US. Forty-one states use equitable distribution and the rest use community property. California practices community property.
Divorces, splits, and breakups are never easy. When you combine two lives to that degree, untangling them at the end often becomes a mess.
California is a community property state, but cases of inheritance impact this. In a divorce, is inheritance considered community property?
Can your ex deny you visitation with your child? Is that legal? Here are your options and reasons why a parenting plan is such a vital necessity.
A couple can buy a house together without being married, but what does that mean if they break up? What are you entitled to and what are your rights?
Engagement rings carry great importance, but who actually owns them? And what about if the marriage doesn’t happen as planned?
“So my wife is filing for divorce, I work, she doesn’t. Her lawyer is telling her that I have to pay all the legal fees. Is that true?”
“Is there a statute of limitation on child support or college support? My son is 24 and graduating this year and my ex hasn’t paid a dime in over a decade.”
“I pay child support and recently got remarried. Can my ex come after me for more child support, including my new spouse’s income?”
“I have a 17-year-old stepdaughter who went into a three-year Job Corps program, yet we’re still being told we have to pay child support. Is that true?”
“When they were deciding his child support, my ex got a reduction because he was taking on the debt of the marriage. Then he declared bankruptcy.”
She’s supposed to pay her share for the kids, but she doesn’t contribute anything. What can I do to make her pay her legally obligated share?
What can you do if your ex doesn’t cooperate with the court-ordered divorce decree? The good news is that you have options.
Huffington Post ran a great article this week about the divorce laws in Florida. The short of it: be glad that you’re not getting a divorce in Florida.
“I just heard that if I die tomorrow, my ex can sue my estate for everything in the name of supporting my child. Is this true?”
Child support payments are important, but expensive. What happens if you lose your job and your ability to pay? Can you get them decreased?
Retirement benefits like pensions often play a huge part in divorce settlements. But how long do you have to stay married until they kick in?
What’s the difference between separate and community property? How do you determine who is entitled to when it comes to divorce?
Splitting up a shared life is never easy, but it has a significant impact on your financial future, so it’s important to do your divorce agreement right.
Divorce doesn’t mean we stop caring for our kids. It certainly doesn’t mean we stop providing for their care. This most often takes the form of child support.
If your divorce settlement requires spousal support, making payments while knowing your ex is living with someone else may be a bitter pill to swallow.
Every divorce has a lot at stake, but high asset divorce presents its own unique problems. Here are some costly common mistakes people make.
Bankruptcy impacts every facet of your life. Your marriage feels the brunt, and so does the process of ending it. Does bankruptcy change divorce?
Gray divorce is one of the fastest-growing divorce demographics. But it also comes with specific concerns. Here’s what you need to know.
If you pay attention to the news, you’ve probably noticed bitcoin. It’s also become a point of contention during divorce. Here’s what you need to know.
For most of us, a house is the biggest purchase we make. What happens if we own a home, marry, then divorce? That’s where Moore Marsden comes in.
This is one of the most common questions we here. Often people are frustrated when we answer, “That depends”, but it does. Unfortunately, divorce can be a complex issue with a plethora of factors that will drastically affect the cost—making it difficult to estimate the final expense. Average Cost of Divorce …