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What to do if spousal support payments become overwhelming

When you first agreed to, or were ordered to pay $2,000 per month to your ex-spouse in support payments, you may have been okay with it because your income was sufficient enough to meet that obligation. Fast forward a few years and your income may have declined dramatically or you have had other life issues that have drained your finances. If this is the case, a motion to modify your divorce decree may be the right thing to do.

Three things to remember as you prepare for divorce

The break-up of a marriage can be the most emotionally difficult experience one must deal with in life. Some may feel like a complete failure, and that they wish they had additional opportunities to take things back and make the marriage work. Others may believe that a divorce is a God-send, and cannot wait until the decree is finalized so that they may start a new life.

Thoughts on January divorces

A few weeks ago, we posted on the decision disgruntled spouses had to make about beginning divorce proceedings during the holiday season. Essentially, we noted that it is not such an easy decision, and that each situation is different. Nevertheless, the holidays have come and gone, the decorations have likely been taken down and life (as mundane or troubling as it may be) begins once again.

Should I start a divorce during the holidays?

If you are in a marriage that simply makes you sick (literally or figuratively) chances are that you have thought about initiating a divorce long before the holiday season started. Nevertheless, you may be ambivalent about starting it at this time of year. After all, it’s supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.”

How concerned should you be about electronic information?

One would think that infidelity would be easier in the 21st century, with so many tools available to initiate and maintain clandestine relationships. With text messages to burner phones, phony or temporary social media identities and private online personas, one would think that being caught cheating would be next to impossible.

Common insurance concerns before filing for divorce

The key to a successful divorce is planning. Getting organized and setting things in motion can be easier said than done, especially in the midst of the holidays, which will be here before we know it. It is understandable that the sadness and anxiety that comes with knowing that a relationship is over can be overwhelming. Add that to the unanswered questions of child custody, financial support and property division, and it is no wonder that potential divorcees have a hard time in November and December.

The 'hidden' obligation in I-864 affidavits

You have probably heard this story before. A man courts (or is courted by) a beautiful young foreign national, they develop a relationship online that fosters into something romantic. A marriage proposal follows, and the immigrant spouse moves to the United States through a marriage visa.

Three instances where you should not initiate a divorce

While our prior posts focused on managing the emotional and logistical pitfalls that may come about during divorce, we find it prudent to dedicate a few of our upcoming posts to planning for divorce. After all, the old adage “if you prepare for the worst, you can expect the best” isn’t far from the truth. Planning not only helps you put things in perspective, it can also identify and help you avoid tough legal and financial issues.

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