Jun 10, 2010

EVEN LONG-TERM MARRIAGES UNDER PRESSURE

The recent divorce plans for Al & Tipper Gore after over 40 years of marriage reflect the fact that even long-term marriages can end up in divorce.

Mar 19, 2010

RETIREMENT PLANS AND DIVORCE

Recently, a federal circuit court faced the question of what happens when dealing with an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for a husband who listed his four adult children from a previous marriage as sole beneficiaries. The husband died and his …

Mar 19, 2010

MARITAL PROPERTY: ACCRUED SICK AND VACATION DAYS?

A husband had accrued 116 sick days and 42 vacation days at the time of divorce. The question was whether those days marital property or not. The husband had no present right to be paid for his sick and vacation …

Dec 14, 2009

CHILDREN SHOULDN'T BE PAWNS IN DIVORCE

The process of divorce is difficult and painful for all involved, including the children. Recently, the divorced parents of a 10-year-old girl made headlines in New Hampshire newspapers. The former couple’s dispute involved homeschooling versus public school. The girl lives primarily with her mother who home-schooled her daughter until a court ordered that the girl attend public school. The girl’s lessons included Bible study and other religious teachings.

Nov 12, 2009

CONSIDER MEDIATION IN MARITAL CASES?

Mediation is a process using a mediator, usually a volunteer lawyer or former Marital Master. The mediator has no interest in the case and cannot compel the parties to settle.

Oct 10, 2009

WHAT ARE THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD

In determining parental rights and responsibilities, the Court is guided by the best interests of the child.

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