Has Cohabitation Placed Alimony at Risk?

by News on April 11, 2014

If your ex is the recipient of alimony, chances are she won’t admit that she’s cohabitating with a new partner, even if there is a mountain of clues indicating otherwise. The burden of proof is on you. So what do you do? First, seek out the answers to questions regarding the number of overnights your ex spends with her partner, how much of the partner’s belongings are in her home, whether the partner instructs the children to hide their presence, and how much financial overlap exists among other things. Then, determine whether the cost of attorney’s fees, court fees, and investigators is worth proceeding on principle.

Read the full article here: How to Evaluate if Cohabitation Has Placed Alimony at Risk | Diane L. Danois, J.D.

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Are Fathers Punished at Work Too?

by News on April 7, 2014

What exactly is a man to do in the workplace? On one hand, everybody loves a responsible family man. On the other hand, a man better not leave work early to actually spend time with that family. A 2003 study found that men who took paternity leave were thought to be a risk to productivity, weak, and less likely to rise through the workplace ranks. Furthermore, despite lessened pressure on women to stay home, men are still expected to bring home the most bacon. In a pushback against these old ways of thinking, many men are electing to challenge their workplaces through gender discrimination laws that provide equal protection to men and women.

Read the full article here: Are Fathers Punished at Work Too? | Tom Spiggle

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Divorce and Addiction

April 4, 2014

Sometimes a divorce is your only path to restoration and safety. If your partner’s secret struggles with substance abuse or gambling become more noticeable and harmful, you need to know your rights and act quickly. Be aware that if you have facilitated the addiction, or refused help to your spouse prior to initiating a divorce, […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day With Your Ex-Wife

March 31, 2014

Your ex is also the mother of your child or children. You should probably make some Mother’s Day plans. What should you do? The key is to openly acknowledge the holiday, and make clear decisions that show your kids that you respect your ex, and honor her role as their mom. Appropriate gifts include something […]

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How to Demonstrate Cohabitation in an Alimony Dispute

March 28, 2014

You are sure your ex is cohabitating with someone new. They share homes, chores, cars, groceries; they share a life. You know what this could mean to your alimony obligation and look forward to stepping down the payments. Except she says she isn’t cohabitating with her new partner. What do you do? Though it seems […]

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Requesting Custody During A Visitation Hearing

March 24, 2014

Would a judge hear your request for custody during a visitation hearing? It really depends on the specifics of your request. Are you seeking physical or legal custody? Have you submitted to mediation? Physical custody decisions are weighed by several factors in mind. Which parent supports a healthy relationship with the other parent? Who is […]

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Overnight Dates Can Damage Your Custody Case

March 21, 2014

Divorce is hard enough on children, they should not be put in the position to deal with a parent’s overnight sexual partners. Parents must consider how their children view the situation, and whether or not they want them to emulate their behavior. Also, a parent’s sexual choices may have an impact on custodial options, child […]

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Managing Children’s Technology Use and Shared Custody

March 17, 2014

We know that households can be very different when it comes to privileges like technology use. Consider these six ways for co-parenting in the tech age: 1) Understand that you have very little control over anyone’s home but your own. 2) Hold to your own household standards and don’t waver. 3) Expect kids to manipulate […]

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5 Steps To Take If Your Ex Has a Substance Abuse Problem

March 14, 2014

Do you suspect that your ex has a drinking or drug problem? Follow the following procedures for proving your suspicions and protecting your kids: 1. Be clear and upfront. Your ex will probably deny the issue, but it’s worth a conversation. 2. Obtain legal counsel. You’ll need it to take physical custody of the kids. […]

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Is Collaborative Divorce Right For Me?

March 10, 2014

Does collaborative divorce really work? Should you try it? Does it ease the burden of cost, court time, and emotional distress? The concept is not revolutionary, but has gained steam in recent years. There are a variety of pros and cons. For example, in collaborative divorce there is little time spent in court, keeping the […]

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