Legal Advice For Battered Spouses: Making The Right Choices Going Forward

Leaving a spouse that regularly hits or punches you is even harder than leaving someone you do not love anymore and want to divorce. When you decide that you want to leave your abusive spouse, the very first thing you should do is find a shelter for battered women. (If you are a battered husband, you may have to be more resourceful, but there are helpful shelters and places to go. [Read More]

Pros And Cons Of Using A Forensic Accountant During Your Divorce

For divorce cases in which there is less than 100 percent transparency about each spouse's financial situation, divorce attorneys will frequently rely on help from forensic accountants. A forensic accountant can use a number of methods of investigation to better understand a person's financial picture, which the attorney can then use to argue for a specific amount in the divorce settlement, alimony payments, and child support payments. If your attorney is considering involving a forensic accountant in your case, here are some pros and cons to know. [Read More]

Dealing with Hidden Assets and Divorce

When you are happily married, you share everything. The good times and the bad times, the plentiful and the scarce, and all the things that populate your home are all shared. That all changes when divorce comes along. What might have been "ours" is now considered marital property. A divorce settlement cannot be considered fair without a full disclosure of assets, so read on to find out more about marital property and hiding assets. [Read More]

Creating A Prenuptial Agreement? Be Sure To Include These 4 Things

If you are getting married, one document you may be preparing is a prenuptial agreement. This is a document that states what will happen if you decide to get divorced down the road, which will help avoid the need to go to court and have a judge settle your disagreement. Here are some things you'll want to include in the prenuptial agreement. Debts Prenuptial agreements are not always used to protect your spouse from getting certain assets after a divorce. [Read More]