1. Coping with Change and Setting Goals
2. Children and Parenting
3. Money and Budgets
4. Child Support and Alimony
5. Property Division
7. Mediation and Collaborative Divorce
1. Be Candid
2. Ask Questions
3. Get Organized
4. Reframe Your Dynamic with Your Spouse
5. Use Your Attorney’s Services Wisely
6. Rely on Your Friends and Family
1. Don’t Confuse Protecting Your Assets with Hiding Your Assets
2. Know What You Have
3. Make Copies of Important Financial Records
4. Begin to Establish Financial Independence
5. Be Vigilant
6. Don’t Overlook Retirement Plans and Life Insurance
7. Don’t Make Emotional Decisions
1. Separating and Initiating a Divorce
2. Money, Bills, and Debts
3. Who Will Get the Property?
4. Protecting the Children
5. Hiring a Lawyer
1. Income – Expenses
1. Income and Assets
2. Liabilities and Expenses
1. Cash and Credit
2. Savings and Investments
1. How Long Have You Been Married?
2. How Many Children Do You Have?
3. Let’s Talk Real Estate. What Best Describes Your Current Situation?
4. What Best Describes Your Current Financial Situation?
5. Which Best Describes Your Situation?
6. How Are You at Details, Deadlines, and Paperwork?
1. 5 Do’s
2. 4 Don’ts
1. Estate Planning Is for Everyone
2. Distribution of Your Property
3. Avoiding Probate
4. Providing for Minor Children
5. Preparing for Incapacity
6. Reducing Estate Taxes
7. The Four Essential Estate Planning Documents You Need
1. How Much Will a Divorce Lawyer Cost?
2. Is There Anything I Can Do to Save Money on My Attorney’s Fees?
3. What Is a Retainer?
4. I Don’t Work. Won’t My Spouse Have to Pay for My Lawyer?
1. Do I Really Need a Lawyer? Can’t I Just Do the Divorce Myself?
2. My Spouse Already Has an Attorney. Do I Need One as Well?
3. My Spouse’s Lawyer is Supposed to Be a Real Shark. Don’t I Need a Really Tough Lawyer Who Will Stand Up to Him?
1. What Is the Duty of Disclosure
2. Why Is the Duty of Disclosure Important in Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation Actions?
3. How Are Disclosures Made?
4. What Material Information Are Parties Required to Disclose?
5. Are Investment Opportunities Considered an Asset Subject to Duty to Disclose?
6. What Happens if Either of the Parties Fails to Comply with the Duty to Disclose?
7. When Does the Duty to Disclose End?
1. Preliminary Steps in a Hidden Asset Investigation
2. Information Gathering and Analysis
3. Digging Deeper with Financial Statements
4. Third Parties as Sources of Financial Data
5. Places to Look for Hidden Assets
6. The Business Owner
1. I Want to File for Divorce; Does It Matter Who Files First?
2. I Want to File for Divorce, But My Spouse Will Not Agree to the Divorce. Does This Prevent Me From Getting a Divorce?
3. How Long Will It Take Me to Get Divorced?
4. I Am Afraid My Spouse Will React Harshly to the Divorce. What Should I Do to Prevent This?
5. Can I Handle My Own Divorce by Filing and Going to Court Myself?
6. Will I Get to Keep My Property Once the Divorce Is Over?
And 22 more
1. We Weren’t Married Very Long. Does that Affect My Spousal Support Obligation?
2. People Have Told Me that I Am Obligated to Pay Spousal Support for an Amount Equal to Half the Length of the Marriage. Is that Correct?
3. My Former Spouse Has Remarried. Does that End My Spousal Support Obligation?
4. My Former Spouse Is Cohabiting with Another Person Who Is Paying for His or Her Bills. Do I Still Have to Pay Them?
And seven more
1. What Do Courts Require for a Change of Custody?
2. If I Take a Job in Another City, Can I Bring My Child with Me?
3. How Does the Court View the Other Parent if He or She Has a Drinking or Substance Abuse Problem?
4. Can I Modify Custody Because I Don’t Like My Ex’s Parenting Style?
5. My Ex-Spouse Has Remarried and Does Not Seem to Have Much Interest in Our Child? Is This a Reason to Change Custody?
6. Can I Ask for More Custody Time So That I Do Not Have to Pay as Much Child Support?
7. What Will Happen if One of the Custodial Parents Is Mentally Ill?
1. What Is Child Support and Who Is Required to Pay?
2. Are Medical Expenses or Daycare Costs Calculated?
3. What Is a Custodial Parent?
4. Do I Need to Establish Paternity Before Requesting Child Support?
5. When Should a Custodial Parent Apply for Child Support?
6. How Is Child Support Calculated?
And 20 more
1. The Emotional Turmoil of Divorce
2. Minimizing Turmoil in Dealing with Your Spouse
3. Minimizing Turmoil in Your Life
4. Minimizing Turmoil in Your Children’s Lives
1. Limit Change
2. Protect People
3. Protect Financial Positions
1. Protecting the Children During a Divorce
2. Developing a Parenting Plan
3. Considering the Parenting Needs of Your Children Based on Their Ages
4. Making Your Parenting Plan Work
1. Getting Started
2. Financial Disclosure
3. Your Deposition
4. Mediation and Settlement
5. Dividing the Marital Estate
7. After the Divorce
1. Give Your Children Permission to Love Both Parents
2. The Less Conflict in Your Divorce, the Better Off Your Children Will Be
3. Allow Your Children to Be Children. Do Not Confide in Them, Whatever Their Age
1. Your Name
2. Your Home and Other Real Estate
4. Bank and Investment Accounts
5. Beneficiary Designations
6. Debts and Credit Accounts
1. What Is a Deposition?
2. Why Does a Lawyer Need to Take a Deposition?
3. What Will You Do to Prepare for a Deposition?
4. What Can You Expect from Your Spouse’s Lawyer During Your Deposition?
5. What Questions Will Your Spouse’s Lawyer Ask During Your Deposition?
1. Chronology of Your Relationship
2. Role of Family and Friends
3. Education Histories
4. Your Children
5. Parenting Responsibilities
6. Parenting Conflicts
7. Employment Histories
And 8 more