Post-Judgment Discovery and Modifications (How to see how much $$ your Ex earns)

You may be receiving child support and you don’t think it’s enough.  You may be paying spousal support but think your ex is actually making more now than at the time of the divorce.  Before filing a motion to modify support, wouldn’t it be great to know how much money they are making—so you don’t waste your time or money? … Read More

Cars and Divorce

Sometimes we get phone calls from people (whom we didn’t represent) after their divorce asking us to figure out what happened.  It’s common for people to be a bit rattled and confused on their way out of the “family law machine,” especially when they represent themselves.… Read More

Do-it-yourself Divorce (This isn’t ikea furniture, people…)

Facing the financial struggle of splitting into two households, many married couples try and save money by representing themselves in their divorce.  For some couples—it can be feasible.  For most it’s a bad idea.  Do-it-yourself is great when you are putting together Ikea furniture or changing you oil, but divorce and custody matters are more permanent and important. … Read More

The Tax Ramifications of Divorce (What the heck is front-load recapturing?)

It seems like there are tax ramifications to practically everything.  It is very rare to find a transaction where the Federal government leaves you alone—and says something is neither a gain nor a loss.  That said, in some areas the IRS is somewhat charitable to divorcing spouses and in others they are the heartless brutes that you would expect them to be.… Read More

I don’t remember if I want a divorce or not (Dementia and dissolution)

The baby boomer population is starting to hit that golden age at which dementia is an increasing concern.  One in eight Americans over 65 has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.  Yes, it’s a good idea to have an advanced health directive and a durable power of attorney—but those are really separate issues. … Read More