What If I Was Given An Unfair Divorce Ruling?

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Question: My wife and I recently divorced and we listed irreconcilable differences as the grounds for our split. The judge awarded my wife child support, alimony and $500 monthly from my retirement account. The total amount I’m paying is much more than I can afford. I was also told that


How Adultery Will Impact A Divorce Case


Question: My wife and I recently separated after I confessed to an affair and she is demanding I move to another city. We have a 14-month-old daughter and I am not interested in moving away from her, but I also do not want to rock the boat further and prompt


Does Remarriage Affect Alimony Arrears?


Question: I pay non-modifiable alimony and owe a substantial amount in arrears. My ex-wife is remarrying and I understand that my payments will end because of that, but will her remarriage have any affect on how much is taken out of my check for the arrears?


Could Alimony Termination Lead To More Child Support?

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Question: My ex-wife’s alimony payments are due to terminate at the end of the year. She is now seeking to increase the amount of child support she receives due to the change in income that the alimony termination presents. Since alimony paid/received is considered income, will this change in income


Support Disagreements When There Is No Court Order

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Question: I am currently paying the state calculated suggested child support amount for one child voluntarily, not by court order. My spouse has also asked me for post-separation spousal support and I came up with what I thought was a fair amount, but she disagrees. What are my best courses


How To Keep Divorce From Ruining Your Retirement

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Rick Harkins and his wife, Michelle Cortes-Harkins, founded Harkins Wealth Management in 2008. Rick and Michelle began offering financial planning, but they soon began receiving an influx of referrals from divorce attorneys. Eventually, they have split into two different practices: One that covers the wealth management side of things, and


Messy Divorces Could Be Dodged With Prenuptial Agreements

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When confronted with most of life’s major financial decisions, most people go to great lengths to ensure they make rational, objective choices. “Most successful people are planners,” said Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell. “They get there by way of thinking a lot about the important decisions in their life,


Is Abandonment A Grounds For Divorce?

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Question: My wife and I have been trying to work out our divorce for the past year while living in the same house. We haven’t made much progress in the settlement process and I recently had my lawyer notify her of my intention to move out. However, her lawyer is


Video: Cordell & Cordell News – August 7, 2015


Dads Divorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell and sister site MensDivorce.com have teamed up to present a series of weekly recap videos to keep you informed on the latest news and top stories. This week, Cordell & Cordell linked to an article on CreditCards.com in which Cordell & Cordell family law


DadsDivorce LIVE: Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act

Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act

The Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act of 2011, which did away with permanent alimony in the state, was hailed as a national model when it passed. Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued three key decisions regarding the termination of alimony upon retirement or cohabition.