Holidays Are For The Children

It’s the most wonderful time of year, unless you are going through a divorce and or a child custody litigation. Too often parents take every opportunity to “stick it to” the other parent. But the holidays are all about the children. Make sure your children spend quality time with the other parent as agreed and scheduled and that your children believe that you hope they have a good time with the other parent. Make sure your children have nice gifts and a loving card for the other parent, and other grandparents. This is for your children, not your ex or soon to be ex and in laws. Read more

Are You The Moneyed Spouse? How to Save Legal Fees in a Divorce.

In a divorce, the new laws require the court to calculate spousal support and child support and to direct the moneyed spouse to pay the legal fees (all or part) for the non-moneyed spouse. So, if you earn for example you earn $300,000.00 per year and your spouse earns $50,000.00 per year, a court will direct you to pay spousal support and legal fees in addition to child support if there are children. So, if you leave the marital residence, do not wait for a judge to order you to pay. Find out from a lawyer what a court would order you to pay, and pay 95% to 100% of that amount voluntarily. And if your spouse retains an attorney, voluntarily send him or her check for legal fees, a reasonable amount, not too low or high. Read more