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What to do if Former Spouse Refuses to Pay Alimony?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Alimony typically gets a bad rap in the media and society, as financial support for those too lazy or entitled to take care of themselves. However, alimony is not easy to get, unless agreed to as part of a prenuptial agreement, and rarely lasts beyond a few years – just long enough for the… Read More »

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How Federal Tax Reform May Affect Your Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Divorce brings many changes to the life of each spouse, and financial adjustment is one of the most significant and long-lasting of these necessary, and often painful, transitions. Most marriages have one spouse with a notably higher income, usually leaving the other spouse reliant on him/her for providing an acceptable standard of living, as… Read More »

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Legal Options When the Alimony Payments Stop

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Spousal support, or alimony, is a topic that gets a lot of bad press because of the general assumption that this financial assistance is merely an attempt to gouge an ex-spouse out of more money. However, alimony awards are rarely permanent, and more commonly serve to give an ex-spouse sufficient time to acquire the… Read More »

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Filing for Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

When someone starts contemplating divorce, a number of considerations must be factored into the final decision. For spouses who chose to pause their career in favor of raising children, the financial implications of divorce cannot be overstated. Concerns about supporting oneself and one’s children is naturally paramount, and can specifically manifest as worries over… Read More »

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Divorcing Later in Life

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

With approximately 44 percent of Americans going through a divorce at some point, millions of people in this country must make the often difficult transition from married to single. This adjustment is rarely easy, and the longer a couple is married, the more alien it will seem to live without the presence and support… Read More »

Alimony and How Courts Decide to Award Spousal Support

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

For a select few, divorce will be a seamless process that merely involves filing paperwork and waiting for a judge to issue a divorce decree. These seemingly easy dissolutions often involve couples that either had detailed prenuptial agreements or a very short marriage. For the rest, however, divorce will likely include some amount of… Read More »

Resolving Disagreements in a Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

When couples decide to divorce the process of dissolving the marriage begins. Many people try to maintain a cordial relationship, especially when there are children. However, even the most agreeable divorces can turn hostile once the many issues of the relationship must be resolved. Couples most often begin to have trouble agreeing to the… Read More »

Alimony In Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Alimony is money that is paid by one spouse to the other during or after a divorce. There are several types of alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance. Whether you will get paid alimony will ultimately be determined as part of your final divorce settlement terms. While alimony was often a common… Read More »

Alimony and Potential Alimony Modification

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

The award of alimony (also known as spousal support) is a key issue at the center of many divorces and must be resolved during the course of a proceeding for dissolution or voluntary property settlement. Alimony is a court ordered payment by one party to the former spouse for purposes of support after the… Read More »

In Sickness and in Health? Think Again.

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Think that your marriage can survive a prolonged or significant illness? A new study suggests that, for women aged 51 and over, a serious health complication can increase the chances that their marriage will end in divorce. The study found that there was no significant increase in the risk of divorce if the husband… Read More »

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