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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Established in October 1981, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October is a national campaign commemorating the victims of domestic violence while focusing on educating the public about domestic violence issues. The three main goals of DVAM are to:

Remember and mourn the passing of those who died as a result of domestic violence
Celebrate the lives of domestic violence […]

September 30, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Planning, Domestic Violence, Family Law|

Should I Create or Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

Whether or not you should draft or sign a prenuptial agreement (prenups) depends on your situation, your  needs and your goals for a marriage.

In general, prenups can offer a range of benefits – and not just for those who are extremely wealthy. Below highlights some of the various advantages prenups can provide.
Benefits of Prenups: Who […]

Managing Money in Divorce (or a Legal Separation): FAQs

Legally separating from a spouse – or preparing to file for divorce – can be as emotionally chaotic as it may be financially stressful. While there may be a number of things you can do to overcome the emotional stress of divorce, the following provides some helpful answers about what can be done to minimize financial […]

July 27, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Costs, Divorce Planning, Legal Separation|

Divorce & Kids: How Divorce Effects Children

Divorce can be difficult on everyone involved, especially children who may not understand what is happening and/or who may blame themselves for the dramatic changes happening in their family unit.

If you are preparing to file for divorce and children are involved, understanding what possible impacts the divorce may have on your children can be the […]

March 30, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Costs, Family Law|

Is My Ex Going to Get Rich Off of Alimony?

A pervasive myth about divorce is that alimony (also referred to as spousal support) can set up one partner for life. This is a misconception for many reasons, which we’ll discuss further below. Before we do this, however, we’ll first explain how (and when spousal support) is awarded in divorce.
How & When Spousal Support Is […]

February 28, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Costs, Divorce Planning, Family Law|

CASA Volunteers Give Voice, Help to Abused Children Going through Divorce

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is an organization that offers important support and help to abused and neglected children whose parents are going through divorce. CASA advocates generally enter the picture when allegations of abuse or domestic violence arise.

These individuals go into homes, interview children, observe the settings and sit though gut wrenching court hearings listening […]

January 30, 2016|Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law|