Category Archives: Family Law, Marriage, Divorce & Custody

Divorce, Children and the Holidays

By | December 13, 2010

Every parent should want to raise their children to lead happy, healthy lives as productive members of society. If possible, divorcing parents want their children to be free of the stress and strife caused by breakup of the family. Unfortunately, the holiday season has the potential to create hostility, turmoil, chaos, and stress. This can cause children to… Read More »

The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

By | December 10, 2010

When was the last time your reviewed the beneficiary designation form from your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policies or annuities?  If your answer is typical, you don’t remember. A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision should motivate some people to move this overlooked step higher on their priority list.  This particular ruling involved a 401(k) plan, but it… Read More »

Divorce and Its Effects Under Ethiopian Family Law

By | September 22, 2010

If you wonder to know how marriage dissolves in Ethiopia here is some brief note. In Ethiopia, there are three forms of marriage. i.e. Civil, Customary And Religious Marriages. But the effect of dissolution of all forms of marriage is the same. The Three Ways of Dissolution of Marriage There are three causes of dissolution of marriage in… Read More »

Top Ten Things To Look For In A Family Lawyer

By | July 27, 2010

I have found that when most people meet with me about their divorce, custody modification, or other related family law issues, they often ask whether the opposing attorney is tough, a fighter, or will tell me that they heard that their spouse’s attorney is a “real shark”, or worse. Everyone wants a family law attorney that can handle… Read More »

Why Every Couple Needs a Prenuptial Agreement

By | May 9, 2008

Are you preparing for marriage? Although many people frown upon prenuptial agreements, more and more couples today understand they are an important part of a responsible union. Prenuptial agreements present couples with an opportunity to discuss and put into written form their understanding of the bounds of their marriage in terms of assets and also debts.

What’s Ours….is Mine!

By | November 7, 2007

It is a sad truth that over 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. What can you do to protect yourself and your property? Read this article, it might help

The Dos and Don’ts of Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement

By | June 6, 2007

Britney Spears sure has her critics, but with the dissolution of her marriage, she’s laughing all the way to the bank. With all of Britney’s millions, K-Fed has made off with a lot less than he could have. Her love may have faded, but her ironclad prenup has steadfastly weathered the test of time. Though they have been… Read More »

Prenuptial Agreements: Should they be a prerequisite to marriage?

Based on New Jersey Law While not exactly the glamorous side of a marriage proposal, the idea of a prenuptial, or ante nuptial, agreement is something that most people about to be married should discuss. In case a marriage doesn’t work or one spouse dies before you have a chance to do a comprehensive estate plan, a prenuptial… Read More »