Q&A: What Factors are Considered in Alimony & Child Support/Custody Awards?

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The court takes many factors into account from the anodyne to the scandalous in determining property division, alimony and child support. It really depends on the jurisdiction and the specific situation between the couple. Of course, there are specific guidelines in every jurisdiction, and there are unique rules. But there are common threads. For example, with regard …

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Q&A: Do I have a financial claim to my spouse's family fortune (if the marriage is really short)?

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I doubt it. If your spouse comes from a family with a significant amount of wealth, chances are you and he (or she) executed a prenup, first of all, right? But second of all, anything your spouse earned before your marriage is separate property. Family fortunes would normally have existed prior to your arrival. Even …

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Q&A: Should We Commingle Our Business? Go Ahead. Mix Business and Pleasure. But When It's Time to Divorce, Don't look at Me.

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Commingle, combine, comsextabongle.Let’s get it on, baby. This is how a lot of couples feel when they are in love. And they decide to form businesses together and then get married and they have no formal paperwork drawn up about the business and how it will be managed in the event of an unmingling. Fine. …

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