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January 2018 Archives

Does my business qualify as marital property?

When divorce arrives on the scene of any marriage, it is not always easy to know where to draw the line between legitimately protecting your interests and treating your divorce fairly. This is particularly difficult for spouses who own a business. Unlike other assets, businesses often support many others outside of a marriage, so it is often very difficult to fairly divide a business as an asset without seriously affecting many other individuals, such as employees, vendors or customers.

Avoiding mistakes in your parenting plan

Child custody is one of the most difficult issues to address in a divorce. Both parents want to have as much time with their kids as possible, but a lengthy and contentious court battle over this matter could bring more stress for the youngest members of the family.

Can a prenuptial agreement determine child custody?

Prenuptial agreements are excellent tools that couples may use to protect each other and themselves as they approach marriage. However, these agreements have very strict limitations in certain areas, and may prove unenforceable if they include terms that violate these limitations. Before you and your future spouse create a prenuptial agreement, be sure that you understand how to avoid these trouble areas.

Don't overlook your debts in your divorce settlement

When a couple chooses to divorce, they often do not realize initially just how far-reaching the process is, and how dangerous to each spouse's future a poorly executed divorce can be. Unlike marriage, which is a relatively simple procedure, divorce is innately much more complex. Once two people marry, they jointly own many of each other's assets and debts, requiring a detailed agreement over how they will divide this property in order to successfully finalize a divorce.

Should you keep your home after divorce?

When a couple who owns a home divorces, determining how to address this significant asset is often one of the most crucial aspects of the entire process. For many couples, the home they bought as a part of their married life together is the single largest asset either of them has, making it very difficult to fairly divide the asset and finalize the divorce.