Want to Avoid Divorce? Fold the Laundry on Your Own
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the divorce rate in the United States is 2.5 per 1,000 people. While this may seem like a low number, there were around 700,000 divorces across the country over the last two decades. If you are on the verge of becoming one of these statistics…Read More
Yes, You Should Hire a Financial Advisor Once You Decide to Divorce
Divorce can be a heart-wrenching experience. The life you planned and expected is ending. You don’t know where to go or what to do next. The dreams you had and the plans you dreamed have fallen apart. When divorce becomes a reality, do not let your financial life fall apart too. In addition to a…Read More
Commingling Assets – Yes or No?
We know we say this a lot but it does bear repeating. Nobody gets married with an eye on a future divorce. However, divorce can and does happen. Google the statistics – they are everywhere. It happens to a lot of couples and it could happen to anyone. This is why we plan for the…Read More
Divorces and Deeds: What You Should Know Before You Make a Decision
You and your partner plan out for a lifetime of romance, security, and financial stability by supporting each other, so you get married. Believing that you won’t go through any kind of complications or divorce in the future, you add your spouse to the deed of the house and merge your bank accounts. You both…Read More
Is a Divorce Affecting Your Work Performance?
A divorce is a major life event. Whenever divorce is mentioned, the first pictures that usually come to mind are a fighting, distraught couple, and a courtroom battle. While divorcing who was once your best friend may seem like the end of the world, there is much more room for positive effects beyond it. It…Read More
Factors to Consider When Dating Before Getting Married
Whether you are yet to get married, or you’ve been divorced and are considering tying the knot again, there are certain topics and factors you should consider when dating and choosing who is the one for you. While it is important that you and your partner have chemistry, it is also important to consider the…Read More
Can I Make a Claim on My Spouse’s Pension if We Never Officially Divorced?
When you get married, you are so happy and excited to spend the rest of your life with the person that you love; you never think it will eventually end in divorce. That is exactly why a lot of people do not go into the marriage with anything like a prenuptial agreement to protect their…Read More
Can I File for Divorce Online in Tennessee?
There are plenty of websites that walk you through how to file and finalize a divorce from your partner completely online. Some say it is less stressful and keeps costs to a minimum since working with an experienced divorce lawyer is not required. However, it is not always in your best interest to have a…Read More
The Divorce Rate for Older Couples Is on the Rise
When couples get married, the last thing on their mind is divorce. Sure, it could happen to other people; but they never think that it will happen to them. They are so in love! Despite overall divorce rates among couples in the United States steadily declining over the years from 944,000 in 2000 to 630,505…Read More
Want a Successful Marriage? Turn Those Reality Dating Shows Off
There are many television shows these days that depict couples getting married or starting a relationship only days or a few weeks of knowing each other. While this makes for exciting and drama-filled entertainment, it is also setting a bad example of what relationships should look like, and how they should be handled. Marriages should…Read More
Can Divorce and Conflict Affect Your Child?
The decision to end a marriage is not an easy one to make. It may mean ending a decades-long relationship, moving houses, and splitting up your assets. However, while the process may be a stressful one for you, any children you have are also going through a difficult time. They have to watch their parents…Read More
Effects of Divorce That No One Talks About
When you think of divorce, your mind probably goes to the negative aspects that come with it. You may think of lengthy courtroom procedures and heated arguments. While this may be the case in some divorces, not every divorce is battle worthy of a Netflix movie. While there may be some areas of contention, there…Read More
In Modern Divorce, No One Moves Out
When you hear the word divorce, do you think of going to war with your ex? In today’s day and age, this is no longer the case for many couples. in fact, some couples may not appear divorced at all, because they’re still sharing the family home. A recent essay in the New York Times…Read More
How Will Divorce Affect Social Security Payments?
When a long-married couple divorces, finances are often at the forefront of their concerns. Will I need to go back to work? Will I be able to survive on my share of the 401(k)? Will my savings be enough? Thankfully, there is always Social Security to fall back on. But your Social Security payments, just…Read More
Getting Divorced When Your Spouse Has a Gambling Problem
Every married couple remembers the specific vows they took at their wedding. Each spouse vowed to remain by each other’s side until death does them part, through sickness or through health. However, married couples find themselves in situations that threaten to tear their union apart. One spouse could develop a drug addiction. One spouse could…Read More
What Are the Signs of High-Conflict Divorce?
There are many indicators that your divorce may be contested by your spouse. Physical abuse is the most widely recognized red flag, but there are often other signs that you could be headed for a contentious split. At the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates, we’re ready for high-conflict cases. Often, there are…Read More
Divorce Filings Increase as Courts Reopen Amidst Pandemic
One thing is for certain when it comes to the pandemic; family lawyers are expected to see a significant increase in their workload. This increase is expected because divorce filings have been rising ever since the courts are reopening. The Superior Court of California has experienced an increase of divorce filings in Los Angeles over…Read More
Why Divorces Can Be Expensive (And How You Can Reduce the Costs)
It’s rough enough understanding that your marriage has failed. You know you need to start over. You want to protect your children and yourself – financially and emotionally. It’s especially critical to be able to move a divorce quickly if a spouse is being abusive. The time to discuss, prepare, file court papers, negotiate, and…Read More
Showing Gratitude and Other Practical Tips to Strengthen a Marriage
Marriages have many wonderful aspects. Love. Caring. Family. Common interests and goals. Sharing experiences. One aspect that often gets overlooked is just reminding your soulmate that you appreciate everything he or she does. Especially as marriages grow into years and decades, it’s easy to take everything your spouse does for granted. Expressing your gratitude to…Read More
How Are 401(k)s Handled in a Divorce?
Spouses who are divorcing need to address what property should be divided and how. Common assets that need to be considered are the marital home, bank accounts, cars, businesses, personal possessions, and any assets that can be sold today. Your retirement benefits, including your 401(k), may also be considered marital property, even though you can’t…Read More