You wait and you wait and you wait and it seems like your divorce is never going to be final. Am I right? Months go by, even years, and still, it lingers on. There always seems to be an issue that pops up that delays things, and then his lawyer is on vacation and then your lawyer is on vacation and then one of you changes your mind on something–you decide you want to stay in your house or your ex decides he wants more parenting time, and again, the divorce continues. Finality seems so close, but yet so far. [...]
ALSO READ: Why my mother-in-law wore a wedding dress on my big day A judge has ruled that men can be allowed sole custody of children, revoking a long-held view that only women are primary caregivers. High Court judge Joel Ngugi declared that it is a fallacy to imagine that men cannot be primary caregivers but can only be breadwinners. The ruling arose from a child custody battle between an estranged couple which parted ways after the man caught his wife in their matrimonial bed with their house boy. The man, named in court records as JKN, lost custody of [...]
When you and your spouse part ways, you need to be prepared for the price tag that goes along with the dissolution of a marriage. Wedding cake with angry married spouse figures on top of it. More Image source: Getty Images Nolo estimates the average cost of divorce at around $15,000 -- and that’s just for the legal fees you must pay to formally end your union. After divorce, you may also have to give up some of your savings and property to your spouse and could end up ordered to pay alimony and child support. While divorce is expensive, the [...]
If your image of divorce is a bloody battlefield of husband and wife, expensive lawyers, frosty court rooms and children being told to forget birthday and Christmas gifts for the next decade, a new style of Collaborative Practice may come as a surprise. As unlikely as it might seem when the focus is on people splitting up, ‘collaborative divorce’ has become an increasingly common way for couples to mutually agree a legal, financial and emotional arrangement for a separated or ‘parenting apart’ future.
The aim, reports Consensus Collaboration Scotland – the umbrella association for professionals and experts who employ [...]
A High Court judge has urged a rich Sheffield businessman and his wealthy estranged Austrian wife to agree a truce after being told how they had run up £1 million in lawyers' bills while fighting over less than £2 million. Mr Justice Holman said engineering firm boss, and Conservative Party donor, Sir Andrew Cook and interior designer Baroness Angelika Hirsch-Stronstorff had spent "very, very disproportionate" amounts on legal costs following the breakdown of a three-year marriage. He said they should try to reach an out-of-court settlement which was reasonably fair and put their fight over money "to bed". The judge [...]
While the number of marriages in South Africa drops each, year, the rate of divorce is sadly on the rise. In general, the financial implications of a divorce are devastating and often result in both partners having to significantly lower their standards of living post-divorce. With so many emotional, financial and logistical implications, the decision to divorce is seldom taken lightly. From a financial-planning perspective, there is much to consider when planning a divorce. 1.Understand your marital property regime The starting point of any divorce negotiation is to understand the marital property regime that you are married under. How you [...]
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Divorce can be overwhelming. Often it's an incredibly tough decision based on heightened emotions, anger and regret. In the midst of all of that, a flood of paperwork and financial choices that can affect the rest of your life come pouring your way. There's no way to make going through a divorce easy emotionally. There are, however, ways to make the financial and logistical burden involved go more smoothly. Attorney Loni Coombs has some tips for helping to keep the burden of the legal side of a divorce as small as possible. Empower Yourself "Divorce is such a hard time [...]
A voter's ballot paper to be used in Ireland's 2019 referendum on changing the current Dissolution of Marriage bill (divorce bill) | Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images More than 82 percent supported amending the constitution’s tough rules on divorce. By Sarah Wheaton 5/26/19, 1:34 PM CET Irish voters have overwhelmingly backed easing the country’s divorce requirements in a referendum, as part of a wider push to liberalize Ireland's social policies in recent years. More than 82 percent supported amending the constitution’s rules on divorce, according to a final vote tally announced Sunday. The government has said it would introduce legislation [...]