Category Archives: Divorce

Avoiding Insurance Revenge While Your Divorce Is Pending

Insurance revenge? Did you even know that such a thing existed? In a divorce, emotions run high. Too often, spouses do things to hurt one another. One of the best-known examples is draining a bank account. However, spouses can exploit their close relationship to hurt each other in insurance matters. When they do, this insurance…
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Telling Your Friends and Family You’re Getting Divorced

Divorce is a significant, life-changing event. Even those who affirmatively make the decision often have mixed feelings. The thought of announcing the news to friends, family, and even strangers can evoke feelings of anxiety. It is hard to know how to respond to someone who tells you they are getting a divorce. Do you congratulate…
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3 Tips for Helping your Attorney in a Divorce

When you hire a divorce attorney, you are paying for the lawyer’s legal skills, experience, and knowledge, all measured by time. Clients often want to know what they can do to help their attorneys get them the best result for the lowest cost. There are three essential things you can do: provide all relevant information,…
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Is It Harder for Children of Divorced Couples to Have Successful Marriages?

“Intergenerational transmission of divorce.” This is the term used by those who study the seeming tendency toward divorce of those whose own parents divorced. Society has long debated issues surrounding children of “broken homes.” One area focuses on whether children of divorced parents are themselves more likely to divorce. Indeed, numerically speaking, this does appear…
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Don’t Change Your Marital Status without Updating Key Documents

By the time a divorce is final, the last thing many people want to do is to tinker with bookkeeping matters. Updating names, addresses, and beneficiaries is tedious. It is sometimes seen as unimportant; however, nothing could be further from the truth. Whether or not you are the person who initiated the divorce, it is…
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High-Profile Divorce Illustrates Importance of Filing Location

Have you ever wondered what happens when the parties to a divorce have residences in different countries?  The luxury of being residents of the world and owning multiple homes in different jurisdictions presents a litany of unique complications when the parties divorce. A good example of this is the recent divorce between Maurice Alain Amon…
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More Money, More Problems: 3 Big High Net Worth Divorce Mistakes

The stakes are high in any divorce. During a divorce, decisions are made that will affect the course of the rest of your life emotionally, practically, and financially. The stakes are even greater – and more complicated – in a high net worth divorce.  Complicated ownership “schemes” of significant and diverse assets can make it…
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Can You Get a Divorce If You Cannot Find Your Spouse?

It takes two to tango, and it takes two to get married, but does it take two to get a divorce? Sometimes, after the marriage breaks down, one spouse, moves out of the house and disappears such that they cannot be found in order to be served. When one spouse cannot be found, can the…
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