A three-component model of commitment was created by John Meyer and Natalie Allen when studying why people stay in jobs or careers. These same components can be used when identifying why someone stays in a bad marriage.
Managing a Highly Contested Divorce
A highly contested divorce requires time, patience, and perspective. Find a reputable lawyer to get educated on the process of divorce, especially if they are highly contentious, to work toward the best possible outcomes for you and your family’s future.
How to Prepare for a Deposition During Divorce
Depositions can be stressful and it’s important that you do well. So, it is essential that you and your lawyer take the time to meet and prepare. There is no substitution for thorough preparation.
WATCH: What Is a High-Net-Worth Divorce?
What Is a High-Net-Worth Divorce? James Nolletti Answers:
Should a wealthy person pay maintenance in a lump sum or make monthly support payments?
When a wealthy spouse makes a lump sum payment to the non-moneyed, it’s paid as what’s called a distributive award. Distributive award has no tax consequences for either party. One of the more useful tools in resolving support related issues is the tax deduction benefit available to a spouse making a stream of maintenance payments […]
What factors do the courts consider when setting spousal maintenance?
The court considers the practical needs and responsibilities of each party moving forward. For example if the parties have young children and the custodial parent cannot re-enter the workforce without additional school or training, the duration of maintenance may exceed guidelines. Conversely if the non-moneyed spouse has the training and ability to work, income may […]
How does the new spousal maintenance law in New York work?
The New York state legislature has created a default formula for courts to use as a guideline when calculating the amount and the duration of spousal maintenance. This statutory formula takes into consideration the incomes of each spouse and the duration of the marriage. Actually there are two different formulas, one for the situation where […]
Is alimony, spousal support, and maintenance the same thing in New York?
Yes. Maintenance, spousal support, or alimony all refer to payments made by one spouse to the other either during or after a divorce to assist with their living expenses. In New York State the domestic relations law refers to all monetary support paid by one spouse to the other spouse incident to a divorce as […]
Do you help your clients prepare for a contested divorce litigation?
Family lawyers Heather Collier and Erik Arena from Rockville Maryland answer: “Do you help your clients prepare for a contested divorce litigation?”
What are the benefits of divorce litigation in Maryland?
Most people want to know when they will be done with the divorce process. If someone has spent months or in some cases years trying to reach an agreement with a spouse who is not really motivated to participate productively, or who constantly delays or puts up roadblocks that puts up settlement, it seems like […]
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