Divorce


The What, How, When, and Why of Spousal Support

Posted on November 10, 2014

What is Spousal Support? Spousal support is a court-ordered payment from one spouse to the other. The support payment is given to the receiving spouse for their support during the divorce proceeding and after the divorce is granted. The Juvenile and Domestic Relations district court can determine the availability and amount of temporary spousal support […]

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Annulment vs. Divorce

Posted on November 3, 2014

The decision to begin divorce proceedings is a life-changing choice that should only be made after careful consultation with your attorney. During this consultation, your attorney should address several issues that will impact your decision. These issues shall include, but are not limited to, annulment and divorce. Though you may be unfamiliar with how to […]

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Separate Property Article at Work It, Richmond

Posted on April 1, 2014

Shannon Otto and I recently published an article on the topic of separate property at Work It, Richmond. It begins: In a divorce, the division of marital assets and debts is known as equitable distribution. One big area of dispute in equitable distribution cases is where one party’s separately owned property increases in value over […]

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Shannon Otto on Separate Property

Posted on March 11, 2014

In a divorce, the trial court has the authority to divide the marital property and debts of the parties. As part of this equitable distribution process, the trial court is required to classify, value and ultimately divide the parties’ marital property assets and debts. An asset that is properly classified as one party’s separate property […]

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Richard Locke on Pre-nuptial Agreements

Posted on March 11, 2014

Almost everyone who gets married thinks that it will last until the death of one of the parties – in fact that pledge is made at most weddings – unfortunately about one half of those people end up being wrong. Divorce courts are given broad discretion in dividing property and setting spousal support. Pre-nuptial agreements (“Prenups”) can eliminate many of the uncertainties and risks associated […]

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The New York Times: “Alimony for Your Eggs”

Posted on September 9, 2013

THE end of a marriage is always sad, but divorce can be particularly devastating for a woman who still wants children but whose fertility is on the decline. Her ex may have many years left to start a new family of his own, but by the time she meets a new partner, it may be […]

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Division of Real Estate In Divorce

Posted on May 31, 2013

When parties get divorced, the way in which the real estate is titled can determine what may happen with the property. If the real property is acquired during the marriage, it is presumed to be marital property regardless of how the property is titled.  However, how the property is titled can affect how the court […]

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Division of Personal Property

Posted on May 31, 2013

When a couple gets divorced, one of the questions they have is, what happens to our stuff? How does that work? Parties have several options available to them in dividing personal property (private, movable property, i.e., not real estate) upon divorce. Parties may draft a Property Settlement Agreement (PSA), divvying up the assets contractually, usually […]

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What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

Posted on May 31, 2013

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is a court Order directing an employer to segregate retirement accounts and award a spouse his or her share of the other’s retirement account – like a pension, 401(k), etc.  A QDRO is usually created simultaneously or shortly after entering the Final Divorce Decree, although your attorney may advise you […]

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Why Pre-Nuptial Agreements Do Not Solve All Divorce Problems

Posted on April 8, 2013

Introduction Premarital agreements (also called antenuptial; prenuptial contracts; or “pre-nups”) are entered into by prospective spouses who wish to privately and contractually vary, limit or relinquish certain marital property and support rights that they would otherwise acquire by reason of their impending marriage. Whether a premarital agreement is necessary or even a good idea, is […]

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