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September 2018 Archives

Managing child custody exchanges when parents don't get along

Child custody exchanges are not always the happiest moments. It's hard for one parent to say goodbye to his or her child during a child custody exchange -- even if the visitation period is only for a couple of days. However, if the parents don't get along and constantly bicker and fight when they see one another, child custody exchanges become even more difficult.

Banker tries but cannot outrun alimony payments

A British couple's highly publicized split in 1997 is still not resolved. With the couple moving separately to the United States in 2009, the bitter battle remained in the English courts. According to a ruling in 2013, banker Yan Assoun should be paying three-times the $132,000 he pays annually, per the original agreement. This is because Assoun now earns in excess of $1 million.

Building a Judgment is a Good Tactic

We see a number of attorneys who tend to refuse to permit their clients to enter into any agreements pending what they'll call a "global" settlement. I tend to dislike this tactic for a few different reasons:

University professor caught trying to hide assets

Dividing marital assets is a complicated process that involves itemizing a complete list of bank accounts, real property, and other possessions of value. The list must be as comprehensive as possible with the understanding that some assets (such as stocks) will fluctuate in value. In a perfect world, the couple looks at the list and comes to an equitable agreement with help of their attorneys. However, the temptation to deceive or mislead can prove to be too appealing for some spouses.

Wife and daughter fight over care of actor Tim Conway

Actor Tim Conway is famous for his offbeat comedy roles and particularly as a cast member of the Carol Burnett show. Unfortunately, the 84-year-old actor now suffers from advanced stages of dementia.

How will abuse impact the outcome of a California divorce?

People get divorced for a broad range of reasons. Some couples just grow apart over the years. Other times, there are more serious issues, including addiction, gambling problems or abuse. If you plan to divorce your spouse due to a pattern of abusive behaviors, it is totally reasonable to wonder how that abuse will impact the outcome of your divorce.

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