Q&A: Is it Possible to Get a Portion of my Spouse's Inheritance if we Divorce or Separate?

divorce advice

DIVORCE & INHERITANCE: The short answer is, it depends. Normally, the rule in the U.S., I believe in all the states is that inheritances are separate property. So the fact that you were married for 40 years and your spouse cheated causing your divorce would not be itself enable you to reap a part of the $30 million …

Read moreQ&A: Is it Possible to Get a Portion of my Spouse's Inheritance if we Divorce or Separate?

In Frances v Frances, the NY Appellate Division Opines that Financial Settlements Must Contain Precise Language to be Enforced

In Francis v Francis, the wife appealed a decision in the lower court which required her to pay her husband 50 percent of the refund from their joint tax return. The problem is that the settlement agreement contained no language about her husband getting 50 percent of the return and so the wife helped herself …

Read moreIn Frances v Frances, the NY Appellate Division Opines that Financial Settlements Must Contain Precise Language to be Enforced

Do you need a "divorce loan"?

divorcing a dentist

SHOULD YOU TAKE OUT A DIVORCE LOAN to HELP MAINTAIN YOUR STANDARD OF LIVING When you are going through divorce and you are not the spouse with the money, you often need a little bit of financial assistance to tide you over. Many people take out a divorce loan to get them through the rough …

Read moreDo you need a "divorce loan"?

Divorce Lawyers face two competing challenges: make money vs help their clients to save money

Divorce lawyers the world over have a bad reputation for being exploitative of their clients’ vulnerable state of life and mind. That is to say that, with few exceptions, people see divorce lawyers as greedy sharks who charge usurious fees and who prolong rather than settle divorce cases in order to hit their clients with exorbitant …

Read moreDivorce Lawyers face two competing challenges: make money vs help their clients to save money

Listen to Our Children in Need: Special Needs Children and Divorce

HOW TO FIND A RICH HUSBAND

By Sherri Donovan Reprinted with author’s permission While every divorce is extremely difficult, with or without children, divorce for parents with a special needs child can be even more so. Advances in treatment of newborns with low birth weight and other serious medical conditions have dramatically increased the number of families that include a special …

Read moreListen to Our Children in Need: Special Needs Children and Divorce

Financial Documents and Divorce

Reprinted with author’s permission Marriage is an economic partnership. You have a right to all records affecting the finances of you or your spouse. It does not matter in whose name the papers and accounts are kept. It will be cheaper, easier and faster if you collect as much documentation as you can instead of …

Read moreFinancial Documents and Divorce