There may be significant benefits for a non-income-earning spouse who seeks and obtains employment during the divorce litigation.
An explanation of the often-overlooked rule that spousal support can only be modified by the state that issued the initial order, regardless of where the parties currently reside.
Should child support be reduced when a child resides on campus while attending college?
By Linda J. Schaeffer and Elizabeth J. Garrett: The importance of carefully considering all factors with dependency deductions in divorce.
By Steve Ranot: A look at the 2011 Federal Budget and some of its aspects family law specialists should consider.
Divorce lawyers are generally familiar with the need for a QDRO to divide retirement plans. However, most think that QDROs can only be used to divide marital property; very few lawyers realize that QDROs can also be used to child and spousal support payments.
Several times in the past few months, we have been shocked at apparent lack of understanding of the most fundamental of case attributes – jurisdiction. This primer is intended to provide a short guide to what must be present for a court to take any action at all in various family law matters.
In 2011, the Legislature amended the complicated post-divorce spousal maintenance statute, doubling the numerical cap on the spousal maintenance that judges may award and significantly increasing the maximum number of years of the award.
Retirement plans are considered marital assets, but even well seasoned attorneys are unaware that retirement plans can be tapped into to pay child support.