Category Archives: Divorce Law

What is the Cost of a Divorce?

Cost of a Divorce   Divorce is also expensive. Court costs, lawyer fees and other expenses can add up quickly Below are some of the most common questions about the cost of divorce. What costs are involved in divorce? When you divorce your spouse, you may pay: Attorney fees Filing fees Mediation expenses Fees related to changing ownership of property (refinancing, title transfer, etc.) Parent education class costs Expert witness and subpoena fees Appraisal fees How much would it cost to get a divorce without a lawyer? It may be possible to purchase a divorce kit on the internet and represent yourself for under $100. In this case, you will also need to pay any costs not included in this amount, such as the filing fee or the cost of parenting education classes. However, unless your divorce case is extremely simple and you are on very good terms with your spouse, choosing to represent yourself may not be the best decision.   How much would it cost….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Who Pays for Extracurricular Activities After a Divorce?

If you are going through a divorce and have children, there are a number of important decisions you need to make. You have to determine where your children will live and how frequently they will spend time with their non-custodial parent. Child support payments will also have to be arranged. While you may know that child support covers a food, water, shelter, and other basics, you may wonder who is responsible for paying for extracurricular activities during a divorce. How Child Support Works During a divorce that involves children, one parent typically has full custody of the children while the other parent has visitation rights. In addition, the non-custodial parent will also likely be required to pay child support to the parent who has full custody to provide them with financial support. Child support payments allow children to maintain the lifestyle they enjoyed when their parents were married. Although these payments do cover basic necessities, they can also be used….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreements

In this article, we will examine the important details of Illinois parenting plans to determine the allocation of parenting time and responsibility in divorce and paternity cases, including how to file a parenting plan, what’s typically included in a plan, what happens if parents can’t agree, and what happens once the plan becomes an order... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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For An Increase Of Alimony Because Of A Disability What Does My Lawyer Need To Prove?

Under New Jersey alimony law your attorney must demonstrate to a judge of the Family Part, Superior Court of New Jersey, that your disability creates an inability to obtain a job that is similar to what you had done historically in their career. Your lawyer must provide evidence from your treating doctors in order to prove that under New Jersey divorce law, you simply no longer have the ability to pay the alimony that you agreed (or were court ordered). The lawyers at our East Brunswick, New Jersey law firm embrace a detailed narrative report from your treating physician containing not only your complete diagnosis but your prognosis as well. This way your attorney has the evidence to argue your inability to regain similar employment in the future and therefore a reduction or termination of alimony is warranted. In R.S. v. T.B., the parties were married in 1983 and had two children born of the marriage. Throughout the marriage, T.B. worked various jobs, including in real estate,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Preparing for Divorce When You Have Children With Disabilities

Divorce is an exceptionally difficult process for the entire family. When there is a child with special needs involved in a divorce, this process can seem even more daunting. It is important to evaluate each aspect of the parenting plan contained in the final decree to ensure that it meets the child’s unique physical, financial… Read More The post Preparing for Divorce When You Have Children With Disabilities appeared first on Goranson Bain, PLLC... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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