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March 2014 Archives

Paltrow-Martin divorces leaves many wondering about assets

Many California residents have probably heard the news that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin of Coldplay are getting divorced. As is the case in most celebrity divorces, the announcement has left many wondering what this means for the couple's assets. Is there a prenup? How much is there to split if there isn't one? 

Compelling your former spouse to pay obligatory spousal support

When two people decide to end their marriage, a family court judge must formally declare that the marriage has been legally dissolved. Before this final step can be taken, the terms of the divorce must be clearly spelled out in a divorce decree. For some couples, this decree is simple and straightforward. For others, complex property division matters ultimately define the terms of the divorce decree.

Is it a good idea to start dating during divorce & custody cases?

How soon is too soon to start dating again after divorce? There isn’t a rule or timeline that works for every person, but it is important to note that “after divorce” means after the divorce has been finalized. If you date while separated or in the middle of the divorce process it could complicate the outcome of your divorce and possibly hurt your chances of a favorable child custody ruling.

Charlie Sheen sees prenup as a 'formality' in fourth marriage

They say marriage is better the second time around, but what about the third or fourth time around? Actor Charlie Sheen seems to think the fourth will be his lucky one. After proposing to his 24-year-old girlfriend in Hawaii, it is being reported that Sheen plans to have a prenuptial agreement. That’s somewhat surprising considering he feels he does not really need one and sees it only as a “formality.”

Weighing the pros and cons of gray divorce

The Baby Boom generation is remarkable for many reasons. With some 76 million Americans considered to be Baby Boomers, the size of this generation alone is noteworthy. But more than that, Boomers have always done things in their own way, rejecting the more traditional values of previous generations in order to follow a different path.

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