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Debt in divorce: Who is responsible?

If you and your spouse decide to part ways, you have a lot to think about, including who will assume responsibility for what debts. While you and your spouse may have shared the financial load during your marriage, outstanding liabilities can quickly become a...

Emotional responses to divorce

Even if you try to look at your divorce as a business transaction, which it is, it is also an emotional process. Emotional responses are a natural and inevitable part of a divorce.  Therefore, your objective should not be to avoid emotion, which is impossible, but to...

Guarding against 401K losses in a divorce

Divorce is commonly associated with so many losses in a person's life, including financial losses. The need to divide a marital estate unfortunately makes this an inherent part of the process. However, when it comes to splitting a 401K account with a spouse, a person...

Pet custody decisions rise in divorces

More and more people today seem to have pets as part of their family than in prior generations. At the same time, the regard given to family pets has changed over time as it is more common today for people to consider their dogs or cats as members of their family, not...

Preparing for divorce

Whether you and your spouse agree or not, your marriage is over. The steps you take next may very well help set the course for how the divorce process moves forward. Preparing yourself for divorce plays a significant factor in how you fare. Our team of professionals...

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