Written by attorney Howard Lewis, about 3 years ago.
The issue of how to divide property comes up in most divorces, which is why its important to know if you live in a community property state or an equitable property state. The way your state handles... more
In a divorce, some assets may be considered non-marital and, as a result, are not divided in a divorce proceeding.
What is the marital estate?
In a divorce, the parties divide up what is called the "... more
Every divorce has unique factors, but nearly all divorces involve many of the same issues, such as property division. Although property is one of the biggest sources of disagreement in divorces, the... more
Adivorceis a life-changing event. Accordingly, adivorceaffects a person's emotional well-being and theprocessmay feel stressful. Even when a person knows a divorce was inevitable and necessary, there... more
In a Florida divorce, is there such thing as non-marital property? Florida is a separate property state for the purposes of a divorce, meaning it is not a community property state like California.... more
In the current economy the distribution of responsibility for debts often is the most pressing issue for couples going through a divorce. This Legal Guide will discuss some of the most important... more
In a New York divorce action any property purchased or acquired by a party after the commencement date of the divorce action is their separate property. Separate property, is not subject to equitable... more
The State ofMissouriis considered a modified no-fault state in terms of filing for Dissolution of Marriage.This eliminates the requirements either party may have to prove dates of separation or bad... more
Actions for Separate Support and for Divorce are two very distinct options that are separate filings in the Probate & Family Court. It is important to understand the differences between the two... more