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September 2016 Archives

Deceptive spouses have many ways to hide assets

When divorcing, one of the hardest things to wrap your mind around is the idea that your soon-to-be ex-spouse had been employing an exit strategy for some time. In fact, it is possible that he or she engaged in a series of maneuvers designed to hide valuable assets so as to keep them out of the property settlement. And if you are of a less devious mindset, you may have never considered how to do such a thing, so you are at a loss as to where to look for hidden assets.

Domestic abusers may increase pressure after separation

If your life has been cast into darkness due to domestic violence, you know how difficult it is to get back into the light. A domestic abuser can use a host of strategies to control his or her victims. But it is imperative for your health and well-being to extricate yourself from the situation and this is especially true if you have children.

Parental relocation disputes

Child custody situations are often complicated and become even more difficult if the custodial parent chooses to relocate. This change could force the non-custodial parent to have a long distance relationship with the child. The non-custodial parent has the right to object to the relocation because it affects their visitation rights. It could also damage their relationship with the child because they will not be spending as much time together. The court always makes a decision that is in the best interest of the child. There are a number of things that are considered before a decision is made.

Are you eligible to receive alimony?

Divorce in the United States has become a common occurrence. According to the American Psychology Association, 40 to 50 percent of Americans who marry before the age of 50 will get divorced. This percentage means that family courts in the US are flooded with divorce related cases. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is the legal obligation of a person to support their former spouse financially after divorce.