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January 2016 Archives

The Hague Convention and parental kidnapping

Parental kidnapping is a horrible situation where one parent, usually the parent without custody, takes his or her children away from the custodial parent and flees. In these cases, many parents flee the country because of the hope that there are protections there to prevent them from being sent back to America. It can also be much harder to locate those who have fled the country.

Multi-million dollar divorce feud reaches national news

Getting a divorce can be difficult for both parties, but when there's a large amount of money at stake, even small disagreements can be seriously difficult to overcome. In this case that has made national news for its unusual aspects, it's been reported that two people have spent millions on a divorce that's still not settled. The divorce itself is over, separating the two, but there are still aspects in the courts.

Alimony: Still necessary in the world today

If you and your partner have decided to get a divorce, one of the things you may have to discuss is the possibility for alimony or spousal support. This can be a difficult subject, since one party may not feel obligated to pay the other after the marriage is dissolved. Is alimony really necessary in today's world? Should a man or woman be paid by his or her ex-spouse for leaving a relationship?

What is collaborative law?

If you feel your relationship with your spouse isn't negative or violent and want to work through your divorce in a positive and constructive way, then collaborative law may be the best way for you to move forward. This kind of law focuses on you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse working together to determine how to divide your assets, how to take care of your children, what to do with pets and other important decisions.