Student Loans along with Divorce

There are two ways we have seen student loan debt affect divorce proceedings.  One scenario is actually where the divorcing spouse, usually a newly-minted professional, has accrued a significant debt balance well into the six-figures; as much as $200,000 within the case of a medical degree. The various other is actually where the student children…

Same-Sex Divorce Could Require Moving Out-of-State

When our SCOTUS recently struck-down the Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act, in addition to also also held that will California’s prohibition on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, proponents of same-sex marriage understandably hailed the decisions as a victory.  currently that will the dust has began to settle in these seminal cases, some of the fall-out will…

On The Custody of Cryopreserved Embryos

By:  Timothy P. Flynn today here’s a sticky one.  What does an unmarried couple do with their fertilized in addition to cryopreserved embryos when they break-up? in which was the question of first impression posed to a panel of the Illinois Court of Appeal’s Second Division in Jacob Szafranski vs Karla Dunston.  The in vitro…

Till death us do part?

According to research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies there has been a sharp increase inside number of couples separating after 20+ years together: The number of divorces after 20 years of marriage rose through 13% in 1990 to 28% in 2011 The median age for divorce had increased through 38 years for men…

The impact of separation on superannuation

I recently read a report titled “Untying the Knot’ by Suncorp Superannuation which claimed of which 86% of divorcees did not consider superannuation in their divorce settlement.   I was a little surprised of which the figure was of which high although not surprised by the sentiment. A lot of the people who come to…

Tax as well as also family law

Despite all the lawyer jokes out there – as well as also trust me I’ve heard them all … “that will was about as even a divorce settlement as you could wish for. Each lawyer got $50,000” – my experience will be that will nobody benefits via a long Court battle.However, I can also tell you that…

Grandparents Lack Standing When Parental Rights Are Terminated

By: Amanda Chapman A recent 2-1 Michigan Court of Appeals decision published earlier This specific month, Porter v Hill, ruled in which when a “natural” parent’s rights to their child are terminated, the grandparents rights are terminated along with the parents.  This specific ruling seems to conflict with the Child Custody Act. The heart of…

How to: change an existing Order

I get quite a few enquires about changing existing parenting orders – perhaps the Orders of which were made years ago didn’t envisage your children’s High School needs, or maybe you need to move away, or maybe the kids are just spending more time with friends or on extra-curricular activities or part-time jobs as well…