Perhaps the most power Hollywood married couple of an era is calling it quits after being married for only two years. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made it official when reports that Jolie, 41, filed for divorce in Los Angeles court on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.1 The couple married on August 28, […]
It was a little over a year ago, but the City of Denver was momentarily in “lock-down mode” after a husband stalked his estranged wife to her downtown workplace and gunned her down in cold blood. The woman, a former Buena Vista mayor, had recently filed for divorce. After shooting his wife, the man took […]
Most of us have heard the old story about a friend or relative saying they’ve been taken to the cleaners by their ex-spouse after a divorce. Well, it doesn’t matter if you have a financial advisor and divorce amicably through a negotiated settlement and terms, or it goes through court. There’s still plenty of common […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]