Cohabitation And Spousal Support: Do They Mix?

For those previously married, getting hitched again is probably not the first thing on their minds. Nowadays, it's not uncommon for people to just "live together" without the benefit of any legal agreement whatsoever, and this can be especially true for those who have left a bad marriage. Since two really can often live cheaper than one when it comes to rent and housing expenses, cohabitation has become extremely popular. One frequently problematic issue is the financial arrangements of that cohabitation in relation to spousal support. Read More 

4 Reasons To Never Use Kids As Messengers During The Divorce

When you are navigating your way through the tricky terrain of a divorce, sometimes the easiest path will be a tempting one to take. That path can sometimes lead to mistakes that inadvertently affect the kids, though. One common mistake that parents make during a divorce is expecting their kids to act as messengers and convey messages or deliver checks to the other parent. However, that's a potentially big misstep that can have numerous negative consequences. Read More 

Three Reasons You May Be Held Responsible For Your Ex-Spouse’s Debt

Just when you think you've gotten rid of your ex for good, you start getting calls from creditors demanding you pay for debts he or she incurred. While it may be tempting to just ignore the collection agents, the truth is you may still be liable for your ex's debts, which could ruin your credit or subject you to lawsuits if they go unpaid. Here are three reasons this may happen and what you can do about it. Read More 

Feline Custody Concerns? When The Purr-Fect Divorce Gets Unexpectedly Sidelined

So you've done everything right. You and your soon-to-be former spouse have remained civil with one another, sought separate lawyers, and tried to divide your assets without feuding. Maybe you even settled for shared custody of the kids. That doesn't mean that no friction will arise at another point in the process. You may just assume that you will get custody of the cat if you are its primary caregiver or if the cat was yours before you were married. Read More 

Child Support Modification: The Basics

Child support is a necessary responsibility for non-custodial parents, but sometimes life circumstances can make continued payments difficult. If you're facing such a situation, then the answers to the three questions below will prove to be invaluable. What Is Child Support Modification? Child support is a court-ordered payment that is usually paid on a monthly basis. The initial support amount is determined by a number of factors, including income of the non-custodial parent, how much time the non-custodial parent spends with the child, and other such circumstances. Read More