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December 2012 Archives

Helpful tips in planning for divorce

As 2013 draws near, many people in troubled marriages are contemplating substantial changes to their lives. They may be unsure of what to expect and may not be certain of what to do before filing their petition. For those contemplating divorce, we offer the following tips and information.

Helpful tips in planning for divorce

As 2013 draws near, many people in troubled marriages are contemplating substantial changes to their lives. They may be unsure of what to expect and may not be certain of what to do before filing their petition. For those contemplating divorce, we offer the following tips and information.

What attorneys do in collaborative divorce

In our last post, we talked about how collaborative divorce (in general) could help divorcees by eliminating some of the extenuating costs, time and emotional upheaval experienced with traditional divorces. Through this post, we will explore the role of the lawyer in the collaborative process.

What attorneys do in collaborative divorce

In our last post, we talked about how collaborative divorce (in general) could help divorcees by eliminating some of the extenuating costs, time and emotional upheaval experienced with traditional divorces. Through this post, we will explore the role of the lawyer in the collaborative process.

Collaborative divorce legislation passes Ohio Senate

If there's one thing that divorcing parties, attorneys and courts in Ohio can agree on, it is that divorces should be quicker and easier. The scheduling problems and legal wrangling that often plagues divorces is far too costly and emotionally draining.

Collaborative divorce legislation passes Ohio Senate

If there's one thing that divorcing parties, attorneys and courts in Ohio can agree on, it is that divorces should be quicker and easier. The scheduling problems and legal wrangling that often plagues divorces is far too costly and emotionally draining.

Insurance issues during divorce

Among the many things that divorcees will have to settle during a divorce, insurance coverage may be a contentious, yet complicated issue. Couples will have to reconcile medical coverage for each other following the split, as well as for their children.

Insurance issues during divorce

Among the many things that divorcees will have to settle during a divorce, insurance coverage may be a contentious, yet complicated issue. Couples will have to reconcile medical coverage for each other following the split, as well as for their children.

More American women lose health coverage after divorce

While much is said about women gain in divorce (i.e. shares of retirement benefits, homes, custody of children), not much is reported on the plight divorced women have in maintaining health care coverage. A recent study conducted by a University of Michigan women's studies professor and her doctoral student found that nearly 115,000 American women lose their health insurance each year after a divorce.

More American women lose health coverage after divorce

While much is said about women gain in divorce (i.e. shares of retirement benefits, homes, custody of children), not much is reported on the plight divorced women have in maintaining health care coverage. A recent study conducted by a University of Michigan women's studies professor and her doctoral student found that nearly 115,000 American women lose their health insurance each year after a divorce.

New testing procedure can determine paternity before birth

The age-old question of who a baby's father is has been a critical and emotionally charged affair. Just look at all the Jerry Springer episodes still running. Paternity carries a host of legal and financial implications that until recently, could not be resolved until after the child was born.

New testing procedure can determine paternity before birth

The age-old question of who a baby's father is has been a critical and emotionally charged affair. Just look at all the Jerry Springer episodes still running. Paternity carries a host of legal and financial implications that until recently, could not be resolved until after the child was born.

Ravens linebacker surrenders guns in custody case

In the wake of the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jevon Belcher, the relationship between gun violence and domestic disputes is a complicated, yet controversial issue. We want our readers to know that we take no position on the circumstances surrounding last week's events, or on whether any constitutional issues are offended with regard to gun control.

Ravens linebacker surrenders guns in custody case

In the wake of the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jevon Belcher, the relationship between gun violence and domestic disputes is a complicated, yet controversial issue. We want our readers to know that we take no position on the circumstances surrounding last week's events, or on whether any constitutional issues are offended with regard to gun control.

Can the Grinch steal your Christmas?

It is very common for ex-spouses to become mean, aggressive and disrespectful around the holidays. Call it the "Grinch" effect. Essentially, he (or she) wants to ruin your holiday because they may be jealous of your new life, angry that you initiated (or followed through with) the split, or they could simply be lonely and want to add a new resident to Miseryville. Suffice it to say, he (or she) could be like the Grinch that Stole Christmas.

Can the Grinch steal your Christmas?

It is very common for ex-spouses to become mean, aggressive and disrespectful around the holidays. Call it the "Grinch" effect. Essentially, he (or she) wants to ruin your holiday because they may be jealous of your new life, angry that you initiated (or followed through with) the split, or they could simply be lonely and want to add a new resident to Miseryville. Suffice it to say, he (or she) could be like the Grinch that Stole Christmas.

Man tries to disavow his marriage to avoid maintenance

Some people who want to get divorced wish that the entire wedding never happened. They would have done things differently, saved quite a bit of money, and probably would have a better life. Indeed, this is all hyperbole, but a Maryland man literally tried to disavow his marriage in order to avoid paying maintenance to his ex-wife and dividing the marital estate.

Man tries to disavow his marriage to avoid maintenance

Some people who want to get divorced wish that the entire wedding never happened. They would have done things differently, saved quite a bit of money, and probably would have a better life. Indeed, this is all hyperbole, but a Maryland man literally tried to disavow his marriage in order to avoid paying maintenance to his ex-wife and dividing the marital estate.

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