Category Archives: Bankruptcy

Controversial Military Child Custody Bill Passes House Vote

Recently the House of Representatives passed the Service member Family Protection Act which is aimed at protecting the child custody of military parents while deployed. Many times military deployment or the possibility of deployment can be used against a soldier in a child custody case.

This Bill is highly criticized because if it were to pass, military custody cases could be heard by federal courts. Many oppose this action because it …

Study Shows Facebook Can Lead To Divorce

With many social media venues, people tend to share too much personal information and opinions online. In the event of a divorce, many lawyers have recently turned to social networks like Facebook to find damaging information to be used in child custody cases. Divorce-Online UK surveyed attorneys who reported that a third of all divorces filed that year had Facebook implicated.

Even in relationships that are not going through a divorce, …

Secret Spending Could Lead to Divorce

Many spouses will make purchases and then hide the item or the bank statement from their spouse. Studies show that people do this because they fear their spouse will be angry or disapprove of the spending. However this spending, and particularly repetition of this behavior can cause much damage in a marriage. A new report found that 1 in 10 of separated or divorced couples were impacted by hidden spending. …

Divorce vs Long-term Separation

Many spouses need separations to gain perspective and hopefully realize what they missed in their spouse. Separations of a few days, weeks or months can be a good breather for one or both spouses. But when the separation stretches into years with no filing for divorce and no movement towards reconciliation, that can create many new problems.

While two people are still legally married, they are still legally liable if one …