Category Archives: Divorce Law

Washington Court Finds Decision Not to Retire Is Substantial Change Supporting Modification of Spousal Maintenance

Once a Washington divorce decree is issued, a maintenance award can only be modified by the court when the party seeking the modification shows a substantial change in circumstances.  A fact unknown to the trial court or an unanticipated fact … Continue reading

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Ex Refusing Court Ordered Visitation

In the wake of a divorce with kids or other custody battles, the parenting plan lays out visitation, overnights, and the rest. This is a legally binding court-ordered document. Both parents must abide by what it says. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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How Sexual Assault Charges Affect Divorce

Sexual assault and rape can exist in the context of a marriage or other relationship. Marriage does not entitle your spouse to have sex with you against your will. Unfortunately, some people do not protect themselves because they do not … Continue reading

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Couple Get into Custody Dispute Due International Travel, New York Appellate Court Affirms Supreme Court Decision

C vs C This case was filed for divorce and ancillary relief. The defendant appeals a prior judgment dated March 24, 2014. In that decision, the order denied the defendant’s cross-motion which was to use one-third of the child’s time … Continue reading

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Texas Court Finds Payment of Personal Expenses By LLC Constituted Constructive Fraud in Divorce Case

By Francesca Blackard Property owned by a limited liability company belongs to the company and is generally not considered either separate or community property subject to distribution in a Texas divorce case.  The limited liability company’s owners, known as “members,” … Continue reading

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