Last week, we wrote about the unique challenges facing grandparents when their adult children decide to divorce. The situation can be very delicate, and grandparents must find a balance between supporting their children and remaining on good terms with their child's soon-to-be ex-spouse, who could very well stand in the way of the grandparents having any significant contact with their grandkids after the divorce.
If your adult child has just informed you that he or she is getting a divorce, you may be unsure of how to react. Of course, you will want to sympathize with and protect your child, and rightly so. A divorce is often difficult on many different levels, and any parent would want to offer assistance and support to their child as they work through that process.
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that it is permissible for an attorney to represent his father in a divorce case in which the attorney's mother is the responding party.
California, like Nevada, is one of nine states which recognize the division of community property. This includes most types of property acquired during the marriage by either spouse. For prolific musician Stevie Wonder, this is likely to be a sizable gain, earned from appearances and royalties, for example. Community property division means the gains that qualify are split down the middle. Wonder's wife stands to make a good financial gain from this law, unless they had a prenuptial agreement protecting Wonder's fortune.
In the United States, the family laws of each state are created, enacted and upheld by the legislature and courts of that state with little input from the federal government. This means that many key areas of family law, such as child custody and child support, can differ significantly from state to state.
In 1964, after 20 years of marriage and four children, Lena Henderson and Roland Davis decided to divorce. Now, nearly 50 years later, the couple is remarrying - each other.
When you are negotiating your divorce, especially during the current economic state, it is likely that you and your spouse will have not only property but also debt to divide. It is not uncommon for one spouse to be 'awarded' a full debt, such as a credit card or a car loan, which means that that spouse will be solely responsible for making payments on that debt from that point on.
Recently, two divorcing parents reached an agreement regarding the custody and parenting time of their two children, ages 7 and 5. In exchange for the mother receiving parenting time with the kids on four Jewish holidays and half of the children's winter break from school, the father will have the kids on one very specific occasion: if the dad's favorite college basketball hill team makes the NCAA finals.