Divorce

Discovery of Non-Disclosed Assets After Divorce

Discovery of Non-Disclosed Assets After Divorce

If there is one thing that is never easy in divorce, it is financial discussions. These conversations about the division of assets and debts can be fraught with things like anger, blame, fear, secrecy, and more. Even spouses that are amicably divorcing may fear their spouse has hidden assets, despite being legally required to disclose…

How Cryptocurrency is Handled in Divorce

How Cryptocurrency is Handled in Divorce

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that is a part of a decentralized network not governed or set by a government or central authority. A few years ago, cryptocurrency was not nearly as common as it is now. More and more people are investing in cryptocurrency and, while it is considered an asset, it can be…

Understanding Dissipation or Waste Claims in Divorce

Understanding Dissipation or Waste Claims in Divorce

Determining the division of assets in a divorce is difficult and stressful enough, but it is made much more so when one or both spouses dissipates marital assets. Dissipation of marital assets occurs when a spouse transfers community property in an effort to avoid equitable distribution during divorce. Examples of community property assets include physical…

Understanding Annulment in Arizona

Understanding Annulment in Arizona

When you no longer wish to be married to your spouse, there are two options: divorce and annulment. While many people are familiar with what is involved with divorce, people are often not familiar with the particulars of annulment. Annulment is a dissolution of marriage that removes your marriage from the official record – as…

Managing Anger Through Mediation in Divorce is Essential

Divorce is never easy, regardless of circumstance,. Even the “best” divorces tend to involve some element of anger. Anger is a tricky thing because even if you are not experiencing it now, you never know when it could arise. And, if you have ever been angry, you know that it can be difficult to keep…

3 Reasons to Choose Divorce Mediation Over Litigation

Every divorce is different – some have more conflict than others – but even in tense situations, divorce mediation is often preferable to going to court. Choosing meditation does not mean you are giving up too much control to your spouse or compromising on what is fair, it is a way to complete the divorce…

5 Reasons to Consider Online Mediated Divorce

Once you have decided that you want a divorce from your spouse, the next thing you need to do is determine how you want to complete the divorce process. Some people may not even know there is an alternative to a lengthy courtroom battle that is expensive and filled with tension. Not only can you…

Mediation is Best for Same Sex Divorce

Divorce is never an easy decision but once it has been made, you have to decide the type of divorce you want to have. Do you want a long battle in court, filled with tension and anger, or do you want to find the quickest and most peaceful path to divorce possible? Everyone’s situation is…

Should You Get a Collaborative Divorce?

Though divorce is not new, every divorce is different and there are many different ways to complete your divorce. Which is best for your unique situation will depend on various factors including your relationship dynamic with your spouse, your location, how busy you are, what you budget is, and what your desire outcome is (beyond…

The Psychodynamics of Divorce

The Psychodynamics of Divorce

Formally speaking, divorce is a legal dissolution of your marriage contract but as most people know, divorce is actually much more. It is the end of a relationship – the end of a life you had planned for, if children are involved it is the end of family life as they knew it (for better…

Should You Legally Separate Before Divorce?

Should You Legally Separate Before Divorce?

When you have been considering ending your marriage, there may be various reasons holding you back from actually filing for divorce. Divorce is a long, draining, and costly undertaking but if you need to legally define upper relationship and/or family responsibilities, financial obligations, etc. in the interim – for however long that might be –…

Who Gets the Pet In Divorce

Who Gets the Pet In Divorce

You and your spouse may be ready to divorce but when it comes time to split things up, who will get your shared pet? Your pet is like family and while they may not be human, many people love their pet like their own child. But, unlike child custody and family law, there are fewer…