Avoid Open Ended Pendente Lite or Preliminary Conference Stipulations

Lately I have subbed into too many divorce cases where the pendent lite (or preliminary conference) stipulation required the moneyed spouse to either: pay all charge card bills, or pay a percent of all expenses as listed therein, instead of paying a specific amount of child support and or spousal support each month.  The problem is that even when the stipulation states reasonable or in accordance with past spending, the other spouse almost always over spends and the Court’s just do not care when requested to intercede and limit the money bleeding. Read more