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March 2014 Archives

Could Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin be divorcing?

In what is arguably the first major celebrity break up story of the year, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have announced that they are separating. According to a recent USA Today report, the couple made the news public through Paltrow’s lifestyle website GOOP.com.

Beware of dating during a divorce

The question of whether or not to date during divorce proceedings is commonly a difficult one to answer. While it is understandable that a person dealing with emotional pain would find comfort in someone else, the implications as it pertains to child custody and parenting time can be troubling.

Can infidelity clauses actually deter cheating?

If you are considering a prenuptial agreement as part of your marriage, chances are it is to protect assets or income from being misclassified as marital property. However, a growing number of spouses-to-be are including “lifestyle” clauses to define roles in their marriages and to set standards for conduct.

Tax questions to discuss with your attorney

With the federal income tax filing deadline just a few weeks away, we find it prudent to write a post on the various tax issues that can come about when people are getting divorced. Indeed, divorce can be a stroll in to uncharted waters with regard to a number of financial issues, but it is tax time that may scare people the most.

Studies reveal interesting reasons behind divorces

The reasons for divorce are not as commonly discussed compared to the many issues that come about while couples are going through the process. After all, child custody issues, financial infidelity and emotional abuse are a few of the things that battling couples endure during a divorce. Nevertheless, a few studies on the causes of divorce were conducted and/or published last year.  We believe you will be enlightened by what was found.

How to avoid costly mistakes in a divorce

While a number of divorces amount to orderly processes where parties detail what debts should be paid, how parenting time will be arranged, and what property will be transferred, others are emotional train wrecks where the parties wreak havoc on each other and substantial litigation is involved. In these instances, it is not uncommon for spouses to make emotionally driven mistakes that can make the process much more complicated, and expensive, than it needs to be.

Divorce may be easier for Nevada domestic violence victims

Domestic violence does not just encompass physical harm. It also covers verbal and emotional abuse. Most victims of violence in the home are afraid to come forward and report their abuse. This is sometimes the case between married couples all over the region, including those in Nevada, and it can understandably lead to divorce.

Full custody and child support requested by Rapper

Nevada fans of rap artist Ludacris may have already known he was involved in court proceedings with the mother of his 2-month-old daughter. Recently, the rapper told a judge he was unable to pay the $15,000 a month the baby's mother is requesting. However, that was not the most surprising part of the proceedings. Ludacris is now asking the court to grant him full physical custody of his daughter and child support from her mother.