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How long can I receive alimony?

While a couple is married, especially if the marriage has lasted years, the spouses get used to a certain standard of living, and one of them may have given up their jobs. So, when the marriage ends, one of the spouses, generally, the one who no longer is active in the workforce, will have problems maintaining the same standard of living. One of the ways courts rectify this financial imbalance is by ordering one partner to support the other through alimony payments.

Divorce Attorney Gets His Money's Worth

A man who was going through a divorce in New York hired attorney Richard J. Barrett to represent him in Staten Island. Unfortunately for the client, he didn't realize his attorney would be taking much more than the typical attorney's fees. Attorney Barrett took a check from his client for $125,000 that was meant to be given to his client's wife as part of the divorce settlement. However, when the wife received a check for that amount and tried to deposit it in her bank account, it bounced. Another attempt was made in May, but the account was found to have been drained completely. Barrett was arrested in early August after being charged with second-degree grand larceny, second-degree criminal possession of stolen property and issuing a bad check. He is scheduled to appear in court again in October.

Child Custody Tips for Summer Vacation

A summer vacation should be all about fun, bonding time, and rest and relaxation instead of fighting over child custody with your ex and digging into old wounds that still need time to fully heal. Maybe you want to take them abroad to Europe, but he or she probably only gets to see them during the summer season. Do not attempt to sort out the details of your arrangement after you have already made plans. Start planning ahead and make sure you address all of your concerns before buying any tickets and making vacation plans. To help you navigate through this delicate situation, here are some tips to bear in mind:

How do you know if divorce is right for you?

For most couples, there is no one sign that a marriage is headed for a divorce. The arguments might start happening more frequently. The couple might find that they no longer love one another. Any time that they spend together, it seems that things always end with someone getting upset.

Tips on Communicating with Your Spouse During Divorce

No one ever enters a marriage with divorce in mind for their future, but this is the unfortunate outcome for many. If poor communication was to blame for your marriage's dissolution, you can expect that it might suffer eve more during the divorce process. Both you and your spouse are likely experiencing a lot of emotions, heartbreak, disappointment, and anger, which might all obstruct your abilities to effectively communicate about the important issues in your divorce. This can lead to yelling, name-calling, or even withholding pertinent information, which are all unhelpful and might only prolong and complicate the divorce process.

How to Cope With the Stress of a Divorce

Divorce is straight-up stressful. It is a life changing, overwhelming, emotional roller coaster that, even under the most amicable circumstances can still be difficult to navigate your way through. That said, it is not impossible to make this inherently tough time more bearable, so you can focus on the possibilities of what your new future has to offer you.

Protecting interests with a prenuptial agreement


For Texas residents about to enter into a marriage, it can be a fun, exciting and sometimes stressful period in their lives. There is a lot to think about. Preparations and logistical planning can take up a lot of the time of soon to be married couples. What's more, there are certain steps some couples may wish to take in order to ensure that their interests are protected in the future.

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