Monthly Archives: May 2013

Goodwill Makes Valuing a Family Business Difficult

Valuing a family business can be one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce settlement. Family businesses – which include closely held corporations, single-proprietorships, private companies without publicly traded stock – must be valued by experts who use different … Continue reading

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Hiding Assets and Divorce: The Red Flags

When they divorce, both spouses must disclose their assets and debt honestly and fully. However, when one spouse has been mulling divorce, he or she may be tempted to hide assets that are subject to distribution because they are marital … Continue reading

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Marriage Is an Eye Opener

According to the DailyBhskar.com, which is a website of the Indian Hindu language newspaper Dainik Bhaskar, “Marriage is an eye opener, with many things changing. Sometimes, our near and dear ones would tell us things about marriage that does not … Continue reading

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Nearly Half of the Millennials Think Marriage Is Obsolete

With or without the liberalization of marriage, the millennial generation drags its feet down the aisle to the altar. Millennials who plan a future together “more readily buy a house than a ring.” For the millennials, the generation born between … Continue reading

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A Warning – A Warm Heart but Cold Feet

Cold feet walking down the aisle is the subject of humor. Everyone has stories about people who feel uncertain on their wedding day. Most people dismiss these troublesome thoughts that percolate from the recesses of the soul, but should they? … Continue reading

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Annulments versus Divorce

Some people mistakenly believe they can escape an impulse marriage in Las Vegas or a short childless marriage that went wrong from the start via an annulment, but the courts say otherwise. Divorce and annulments are both ways to end … Continue reading

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Remarriage and Child Support

Many divorced people contemplating remarriage have questions about child support in their new marriages. A divorced person paying or receiving child support who is contemplating remarriage should discuss the impact of the new marriage on family finances with his or … Continue reading

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The Problems of Unmarried Paternity

Many unmarried parents do not realize that child custody can become a very large issue in their lives because they associate custody disputes only with married couples ending marriages. Sometimes when an unmarried couples splits up, the unmarried father may … Continue reading

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Child Custody and Alcohol – A Major Problem

Guided by the “best interest of the child” standard, the first priority of the family court in all jurisdictions is the protection of the welfare of children. For this reason, most jurisdictions conduct investigations into the backgrounds and lifestyles of … Continue reading

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Divorce and Parental Relocation – Sometimes a Tough Call

One of the more difficult decisions family court judges make involves parental relocation. “The vast majority” of relocation cases involve a move or proposed move by the primary physical custodian. The other parent, “who enjoys more traditional visitation rights,” objects, … Continue reading

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