Sorting Out Inheritances During Divorce

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Question: My wife is hinting at a divorce and I don’t want to fight her. For the last six years we have been living off her inheritance she received when her father passed away. Most of that is in investment accounts, most of which are in her name only. Additionally,

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Modifying Support With An Out-Of-Court Agreement

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Question: Recently, I received a divorce decree stating I am required to pay child support even though my ex-wife makes substantially more than me and we share custody of our children. She has signed and notarized a document stating she does not intend to collect the child support payment. Will

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Combating Threats Of Back Child Support

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Question: My wife and I have been separated since 2005 and I have always paid court-ordered child support. Since I started making a decent paycheck, my wife had decided to file for divorce. She is threatening me with back child support even though I have never missed a payment. What

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The Nuclear Weapon Of Divorce: Orders Of Protection

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Last week, Cordell & Cordell principal partner Joe Cordell fielded questions from callers on the Charlie Brennan Show on KMOX NewsRadio in St. Louis. One of the questions concerned orders of protection. A caller described how when he started the divorce process his attorney warned him that his wife could

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DadsDivorce LIVE: Dad Bloggers Petition Amazon

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Over the past few weeks, there has been a growing online movement led by a community of dad bloggers to petition Amazon to change the name of its parent-focused discount program “Amazon Mom” to “Amazon Family.” Many of the fathers involved are dedicating the cause to the memory of Oren

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The Ongoing Problem Of Spousal Support

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Spousal support seems destined to remain in a state of perpetual flux. Even the name – alimony/spousal support/spousal maintenance – keeps changing. There are numerous reasons the spousal support system is so complicated – many of them deal with ever-changing gender and marital roles. To understand why the system is

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What Do I Need To Do To Get Primary Custody?

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Question: My wife and I are divorcing and while I don’t want to keep my kids completely away from her, I think she makes some questionable decisions as a parent. She is going to live with her mother, who has a drinking problem, and that is an environment I don’t

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Child Support Doesn’t Stop During Unemployment

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Question: I have had a verbal agreement with my ex-wife for the last eight years regarding child support. Because of the economy, I have been unemployed for several years. I just recently gained employment and started getting my life back together, but now my wife has filed a show cause

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