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May 2015 Archives

What you should know about legal separation

Unlike getting a divorce, which is when a marriage ends, a legal separation is a court order that states the rights that each partner has while he or she remains married to the other but live apart. Although legal separations are not all that common, they are sometimes used in situations where the spouses have financial or personal issues that might affect the marriage.

What does reasonable visitation mean?

When it comes to divorce, who is to have primary custody of a couple's child is usually one of the harder things for the parents to decide. Once the parents have cleared that hurdle, they must then also work out the details to the visitation rights of the other parent.

Canadian retiree must continue alimony payments to ex

A 55-year-old Canadian man who recently lost an appeal to get out of paying alimony to his ex-wife has vowed to never marry again after his latest loss in court. The man and his ex-wife have reportedly been fighting over finances and access to his child for the last 14 years.

Lifestyle consideration and hidden assets in high dollar divorces

Getting a divorce can be an emotional roller-coaster. When the divorce involves hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, it can add an extra level of stress and drama to the process. If there is a lot of friction between the couple, it is not uncommon to see one or both parties act in an irrational way or even do something that is detrimental to their own financial interests.