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Division of Retirement Benefits at Divorce

USA - October 1 2020 Retirement accounts and benefits can be among the most valuable assets owned by parties who are divorcing. While parties can agree within their…

Demystifying Myths About Dividing Assets in Divorce: Part 3 - The Contribution Factor - Celebrity Edition

USA - September 24 2020 Perhaps growing up in Los Angeles took some of the fun out of celebrity gossip, but I never understood the fascination with stories about what is in…

What to do When a Spouse Ignores the Divorce Process

USA - September 17 2020 When a marriage becomes irretrievably broken, both spouses generally agree that a divorce is necessary. However, some divorces are contested by one…

A Review of the Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act

USA - September 11 2020 Earlier this summer, which feels like a lifetime ago in these COVID times, the Rhode Island Governor signed the Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act…

Harassment Prevention Orders Under G.L. c. 258E

USA - September 4 2020 I have written in the past about 209A Abuse Prevention Orders - the mechanism by which victims of family or household violence can obtain court…

Protecting Marital Assets During the Pendency of a Divorce

USA - August 27 2020 One of the biggest concerns parties have when going through a divorce is that their spouse will dissipate, hide, or move assets without their…

Divorce and the Engagement Ring

USA - August 6 2020 An engagement ring is in the nature of a pledge, given on the implied condition that a marriage will take place. If the engagement is broken off…

The Pros and Cons of Mediating a Divorce Matter via Videoconference

USA - July 30 2020 As I mentioned in my last blog post outlining a few tips for videoconferencing, a discussion of the decision-making process as to whether to…

Demystifying Myths About Dividing Assets in Divorce: Part 2 - The Treatment of “Personal” Assets

USA - July 23 2020 Welcome back to the long-awaited second part of my series on demystifying myths about asset division in divorce. I started this incredible year by…

Tax Time is Here

USA - July 9 2020 The deadline for filing 2019 federal and state income tax returns is right around the corner - July 15, 2020. If you were divorced in 2019, here are…