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September 2011 Archives

Pre-divorce planning can improve post-divorce financial outlook

For many separating spouses, obtaining a divorce at precisely the optimal time for doing so when taking into consideration the house, the kids, the assets, the debts and so forth isn't always possible. Every last relevant factor isn't always taken into account and tidied up prior to a marital dissolution. Sometimes that simply isn't possible.

Georgia, other states vary in regard to alimony

In many family law practice areas, the basic legal parameters are well established among the states, with little variation. All states provide for no-fault divorce, New York being the last state to join in, just last year. The "best interests" standard is often centrally at work in matters involving children.

Football star Owens again in child support dispute

For years, you couldn't keep Terrell Owens -- the you-can't-miss-me professional football star known for both his prodigious talent and outsized personality -- off the football field.

The importance of attending to divorce taxation matters

A national association that researches and analyzes business and tax issues related to divorce is holding its ninth annual conference on divorce taxation in New York this coming weekend.

A family-owned business doesn't have to suffer in a Georgia divorce

The Small Business Administration states that the bulk of businesses in the United States are family-owned. Specifically, the number is close to 90 percent. Although running a family-owned business can bring many advantages, a high-asset divorce can prove devastating and costly if a plan was never implemented to deal with the potentiality that a family business might become a focal point in a dissolution proceeding.

Researchers find majority of divorces caused by small conflicts

Recently, a surprising study conducted by Paul Amato, a marriage researcher, found that sixty percent of divorces are due to low-conflict martial issues. This study, which was cited by Pamela Haag, in her book "Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules" states that high-conflict issues are problems such as infidelity, addiction and abuse, which only account for a small percentage of divorce.

National 401(k) Day: Special reminder in divorce asset division

Accurate property division is obviously important in a high-asset divorce, and the details need to be fully understood and properly attended to in a settlement agreement.

Mel Gibson, Grigorieva settle child custody, support battle

We have written before about the acrimonious child custody and child support battle between actor Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. Given Gibson's worldwide fame, it was news at its outset and as it continued to progress through the courts and media, and it is noteworthy now at its conclusion. We provide the relevant details immediately below.

MLB Plays Hard Ball in High-Asset Dodgers Divorce Matter

It might strike some people as ironic that one of the priciest, volatile and flat-out complicated high-asset divorce disputes to take place in years in celebrity-laden Los Angeles involves a couple who is far removed from movie stars and the big screen.

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