When you’re ready to get divorced, anger and pain will only make the process more difficult and likely more expensive. Carefully consider how and when to let your spouse know of your decision. Read more on this topic from divorce coach Sam Margulies, Ph.D., J.D., author of A Man’s Guide to a Civilized Divorce, Working […]
The original article written by Heather L. Locus can be found HERE.You have an important decision to make post-divorce – how will you identify yourself going forward?What do you consider core to your identity – the things that make you “you”? Is it your relationships with the people around you? Your profession? Your own personality […]
The original article written by Maryalene LaPonsie can be found HERE.Divorce is often devastating, but there are a few financial silver linings.MORE THAN A THIRD OF partnered or wedded couples say money causes the most stress in their relationships, according to a 2018 survey of more than 1,400 Americans conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf […]
Lawrence Datz was recently selected to the prestigious Super Lawyers list in the Family Law category for the seventh consecutive year. This accolade is only given to a select few attorneys per state each year.Super Lawyers is a legal rating service that provides assessments of attorneys based on peer recognition and professional achievement. The rankings […]
January is often referred to as “the divorce month” among legal circles due to the surge in divorce filings in the U.S. at the start of each new year. In fact, the number of filings increases by an average of one-third during January each year, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Lawrence Datz, […]
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Beginning Jan. 1, alimony will no longer be tax deductible due to a 2017 tax overhaul enacted by President Donald Trump. Alimony payments are separate from child support. They are the payments that someone gives to an ex-spouse who earns less money. Read more and view the news clip by clicking here.
The recent release of data stolen from the infidelity dating site Ashley Madison has generated conversations worldwide about online privacy, adultery and, of course, divorce. For those who have been deeply hurt by the leaked data and are thinking about a divorce, they may have questions… Is it legal for someone who learns of his/her spouse’s infidelity through […]
No one wants to go into a marriage already expecting the worst, but even the most seemingly stable couples can hit bumps in the road that tear them apart (i.e. Miranda Lambert/Blake Shelton, Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck). While many have negative misconceptions about prenuptial agreements from celebrity cases, these agreements have the power to protect both […]
January is ominously nicknamed “Divorce Month” in legal circles. Local family law attorney Lawrence Datz discusses the uptick in divorce rates during the beginning of year and offers tips on making the divorce process easier for both sides and minimizing trauma for children involved.