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June 2016 Archives

Prenuptial contracts can organize assets for cohabitating couples

Same-sex couples now have the legal right to marry anywhere in the United States, which is a wonderful step toward achieving the financial and contractual benefits offered by a legal marital classification. However, that status is only prospective, and may not accurately represent the various arrangements that a same-sex couple has been enjoying for years.

Tips to heed if you're filing for both divorce and bankruptcy

As readers know, a divorce requires the parties to legally divide their marital estate. That includes not only property that was acquired during the marriage, but also any joint debt obligations. In the case of substantial debts, it may make sense to consider filing both for bankruptcy and divorce. The timing may also be important.

Dividing the marital estate: part two

A divorce can be a time of emotional upset and uncertainty. Many new lifestyle changes may lie ahead. An individual may need to draw up a financial strategy for how he or she will handle a new living budget post-divorce. Yet before an individual looks too far ahead, there is a more immediate matter to attend to: dividing the marital estate.

Will a crazy spouse make for a battle in divorce court?

Someone going through a divorce might regard his or her spouse as crazy, but what if that’s actually the case? An opposing party who has a diagnosed mental or emotional condition might not respond in a predictable manner to traditional litigation tactics, such as settlement discussions. Such an individual may also resist attempts by the soon-to-be former spouse at reaching agreements out of court.

It is up to you and your spouse to decide on a prenup

Deciding whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you and your spouse is a personal decision that only the two of you can make together. But in making that decision, you can be setting yourself up for a healthy marriage while still protecting yourself in case a divorce were to arise in the future.

What regulations and laws govern homeowner associations?

A potato field on Long Island became the first modern planned development. It was known as Levittown and contained more than 17,000 homes. In the deeds to the homes, there were restrictive covenants that prohibited such things as putting laundry lines in the front yard. There was no formal homeowners association, though.

The topic of property division is vital during divorce

No matter how contentious a divorce is (or isn't) and no matter how much wealth a couple has (or lacks), there will always be the matter of property division in a divorce. "Property" can actually constitute a wide variety of entities in a divorce. For example, did you know that debt is actually something that can be divided up in a divorce? Did you know that, depending on the case, your pet could be considered a piece of property that only one of you gets?

How divorced parents can help keep summer drama-free

Summer can be one of the most difficult, stressful times for divorced parents. One or both of you may want to take the kids on vacation. You've got Father's Day and the Fourth of July to consider. Of course, if you're both working, you have to determine where the kids are going to be during the day.

Hospital chooses Chapter 11 to handle malpractice claims

Sometimes the best way for a company to get out from crushing litigation is to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That was the decision made by the Wyoming hospital dealing with some 20 lawsuits. All of the suits involve an orthopedic surgeon who worked there from 2006 to 2014.

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