Let’s face it, the whole divorce situation is terrible, messy and not fun at all. When one says “I do” no one goes in thinking that they’ll get divorced in a few years. But unfortunately, it happens. Whether it’s because you’ve fallen out of love or there is another person in the equation. If it’s the second reason, it’s terrible and I’m sorry. But, there’s good news for you! Did you know that you can sue the person who allegedly destroyed your marriage in some state under the current divorce law? Continue reading “Divorce Law – You Can Sue Your Marriage’s Home-wrecker!”
CANTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is suing his wife’s lover, alleging he stole her affection and destroyed his marriage.
Couples will be able to cut their legal costs and split up faster under historic reforms to divorce laws in England and Wales introduced this week. Continue reading “Divorcees face lower legal bills under law reform”
Divorce can be costly, as most people know, with each side expected to spend, on average, $15,500, during the process, according to Nolo, a publisher of legal books and software. Many spouses spend a whole lot more. Continue reading “Divorce Advice (And It Won’t Cost You a Thing)”
Lawyers can sometimes forget that terms they have become familiar with can sound like another language to their clients. Here is a handy guide to some common terms that crop up during the course of proceedings relating to divorce and the financial arrangements following marital breakdown, which we hope will provide a useful reference for those involved in such cases. Continue reading “What does it mean? A guide to key terms in family law”
Surprising divorce law in 21 states, starting with ALABAMA: The divorced wife may be legally prohibited from using the name of the divorced husband.
An obscure South Dakota law can force adult children to pay the cost of long-term care for their parents if the elder family members cannot pay on their own. Continue reading “SD law forces adult children to pay for nursing home care for parents”
Under current law, the person on the hook for alimony in a divorce typically the higher-earning spouse can deduct payments from their income, and it is the lower-earning ex who is taxed on that sum. Continue reading “Couples rush to divorce by year-end”
Dec. 31, 2018 is the date by which couples need to get the terms of their divorce settled before the tax rules on alimony change, a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed last year. Continue reading “New divorce tax rules could leave you with an alimony disadvantage”
In ancient common law, when wives were considered the property of their husbands, a jilted man could sue any man who deliberately broke up his marriage and stole away his wife. Continue reading “Ancient marriage break-up law on the books in this state”