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Do’s and Don’ts of Court

* Be punctual even better be early!!!* Stand when the judge enters or leaves the courtroom* When addressing the Judge use the term “Your Honor”. * Look the Judge in the eye.* Turn off your cell phone. Not vibrate or silent. Turn it OFF.* Pay attention. Look interested. Do not rest your elbows on the tables. … Continue reading

Divorce Rate Going Down?

“No way!” you must be thinking. Every town’s gossip is full of stories of people getting divorced left and right. And I have heard on multiple occasions that “over 50% of people who get married get divorced!” I mean I can still hear my grandmother in my head, “these kids nowadays just don’t know how … Continue reading

Court is Not Like the Television

McIlveen Family Law Firm assists clients in the process of transitioning from one chapter in their lives to the next. This transition for many is emotionally difficult.  So many people are drawn to the concept of “winning,” or righting a wrong.  Court is not like the television. Just because there is a judge does not … Continue reading

Study Shows Couples With Modern Attitudes on Sharing Housework Run a Higher Risk of Divorce

According to a recent Norwegian study conducted by Thomas Hansen and Britt Slagvord, the divorce rate is higher by 50% among couples that share housework duties equally compared to couples with the woman doing most of the household chores. The divorce rate is also higher when a husband does chores in the home, and the … Continue reading

Privacy and Divorce Cases

During the divorce procedure, the process of finding unknown information about your partner is commonly referred to as discovery. The purpose of discovery is to help the judge determine a reasonable, although not always equal, division of all assets acquired during marriage. One way to acquire this information is through interrogations and detailed questions that … Continue reading

Gray Divorce – A New Trend

Data from a recent study conducted by Ohio’s Bowling Green State University reveals that there is a significant increase in the number of people aged 50-years-old and above who are getting a divorce. The divorce rate among those between the ages of 46 to 64, also known as Baby Boomers, has risen by over 50% … Continue reading

Getting a Divorce File and Filing for Bankruptcy

Many people getting a divorce, especially the unemployed, are under financial stress and believe that filing for bankruptcy will lessen the burden of the upcoming divorce. Credit card debt, student loans, housing mortgages and car mortgages are some of the issues that need to be dealt with during a divorce. Although bankruptcy may not necessarily … Continue reading

Co-Parenting After Divorce

Co-parenting with your ex-partner in an amicable fashion provides your children with stability, although not easy, for the sake of your children, it’s possible to have a healthy working relationship with your ex, despite the challenges both of you may face. Only a few studies have ever been conducted regarding the co-parenting process, and very … Continue reading

Wife Sues Husband For Hiding Assets Acquired Illegally

An executive’s estranged wife will sue her husband in federal court. According to the wife, he was involved in a fraud to obliterate a financial services company, and was hiding assets from her in the Cayman Islands. The couple married in 1989, before the husband became a hedge-fund executive who made at least $40 million … Continue reading

Cruise and Holmes Divorce Now Officially Closed

Filed court records in a New York City court indicated that the Cruise-Holmes high-profile divorce case is now officially closed. Millions of people from all over the world have been glued to all news related to the divorce of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise who have been married for five years. The superstar couple married … Continue reading

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