Divorce-Proof Your Marriage: KATU Interview

It all comes down to a lack of communication– both before and after you say “I Do.” Attorney Elizabeth Christy Taylor joined Helen Raptis on KATU’s AM Northwest to share some of the common issues that bring couples to her office and how you can keep your relationship from becoming a statistic. Watch full interview…

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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Divorce Attorney

Top 5 Things to Look for in a Divorce Attorney 1. Compatibility It is crucial that you find an attorney you are comfortable and compatible with. You may need to consult with more than one attorney in order to determine the right fit for you and the issues in your case. It is important that…

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Divorce under the New Tax Bill: What You Need to Know

Divorce under the New Tax Bill: What You Need to Know By M. Erica Aquadro, Divorce and Family Law Attorney If you are considering divorce or already facing it, there are a handful of provisions from the December 22, 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that merit a closer look: Spousal Support For the better…

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Do you have the right to relocate?

If you are a majority parent you may have the right to relocate with your child, but it varies by jurisdiction.  The issues surrounding potential relocation are complex so it’s important to understand all the facts the court will take into consideration.  The following is not a comprehensive list, rather a general list of questions…

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The Clint Eastwood Divorce Battle

A Child Custody and Spousal Support Case Study   Dina Eastwood, the wife of Hollywood star Clint Eastwood, filed for divorce in October of 2013. After 17 years of marriage she cited “irreconcilable differences” – a standard claim. While 17 years is a considerable length of time, curiously, it is not technically “long term” from…

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Custody and Pregnancy – Miller vs. McKenna

Sara McKenna and Bode Miller’s very public custody battle could impact the rights of women and brings attention to issues relating to custody and pregnancy. The battle between McKenna and Miller began before the child was even born.  After dating Miller for six months, McKenna got pregnant and the couple soon broke up. McKenna, chose…

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Meretricious Relationships

In some cases, the court will determine that two parties had a marital like relationship which will enable the court to divide relationship property similarly to a divorce. The legal terms used to describe a marital like relationship include “meretricious relationship” and “committed intimate relationship.” They are also referred to as common-law marriages. Meretricious relationships…

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Financial Stability Through Divorce

If you think divorce is in your future, follow these tips to protect yourself and help maintain current and future financial stability: If your spouse has been the breadwinner, determine how you will support yourself and, possibly, your children if your spouse cuts you off financially. You will need money to retain an attorney. Begin…

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Divorce and Family Law FAQ

What is the difference between a divorce and legal separation? A divorce and legal separation are generally the same. The procedures are almost identical and the applicable laws are similar. A party may prefer a legal separation if they believe reconciliation could occur, if they need to remain covered on the opposing party’s medical insurance…

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Financial Issues to Discuss Before You Get Married

What Millennials need to get straight before tying the knot By Daniel Lippman September 29, 2013 Borrowed from the Wall Street Journal When Matt and Loren Litzman got married in December, they knew they wouldn’t be able to afford a down payment on their first house unless they made saving part of their income a…

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