Over-age-55 divorce often involves unique challenges

The pandemic has prompted surges in divorce filings, particularly among the recently married. Still, the group that has seen the largest increase in recent years are those who fall into the category of divorce over the age of 55. There are some unique issues for...

How can social media posts affect my divorce?

When you go through a divorce, you have to deal with a wide array of emotions. You may feel hurt, angry, relieved and worried all in the same week or even the same day. You may want to vent on social media, to seek support through family and friends, as your divorce...

The pandemic is pushing up the divorce rate

The pandemic has forced many of us to spend a lot more time at home. While some couples and families enjoy all this together, it has had the opposite effect on other couples who feel trapped under the same roof day and night. This has led to a spike in the divorce...

Divorced spouses of tax cheats may avoid punishment

Disagreements over money, financial priorities and spending are a common reason for couples to divorce. During the process of filing, financial improprieties may come to light, such as a secret credit card, money spent on addiction or even cheating on taxes....

Can an existing child custody order be modified?

A child custody agreement is often one of the most contentious parts of a divorce decree. Ideally, the end result serves the best interests of the children but not over-burdensome to the parents. However, circumstances change over time. Well-drafted agreements will...

Parental alienation is difficult to overcome

People divorce for any number of good reasons. One that is particularly applicable is when the spouse seems to go out of their way to diminish their partner in a hurtful and emotional manner. It can become worse during or after the divorce. One of the worst examples...

How are businesses valued in divorce?

Valuing a business is often a complex process where each analyst will arrive at a different amount. While a car has a blue book value and a house has a market value, businesses (particularly small ones) can be hard to value. The waters can be further muddied by the...

Can I modify an existing child support order?

The final divorce decree spells out both parents’ financial obligations, including child support. The custodial parent will often then receive child support for the care and well-being of the children. It is separate from spousal support/alimony or perhaps other...