Category Archives: Divorce

How to Revive a Judgment

In many cases, a divorce can end with you receiving a judgment against your ex-spouse for spousal maintenance (alimony). However, your judgment has an expiration date. County court judgments expire and are unenforceable six years from the date of the judgment, while district court judgments expire and are unenforceable 20 years from the date of […]

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Mothers’ Rights, Fathers’ Rights — What’s Right?

I am sure there are some firms who, starting back in the days of Kramer v. Kramer, wanted to protect fathers.  However, I personally think that several firms called themselves “fathers’ rights” as a marketing device because the father is usually the higher breadwinner. Not every client is satisfied by the big firm who advertises on sports radio […]

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What Not to Post on Social Media After a Divorce

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have changed our world and caused people to evaluate how private they want to be and what they want to share with the world or extended friends and family via the Internet. But many people also post to social media without giving a second thought to who […]

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How to Collect a Court Judgement

Sometimes in the course of divorce or child custody proceedings, the court will award one party to pay certain fees, such as attorney’s fees, for the other party. If that party does not pay those fees, the recipient party can make a motion for a money judgment showing that the money was owed and was […]

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How Divorce Affects Your Social Security Benefits

Because Social Security is the No. 1 income source for retirees in our country, a divorcing person should consider how his or her benefits will be affected.  Before diving into the effects of divorce on these benefits, it makes sense to do a quick review on the basics of the benefits themselves. YOUR WORK BENEFITS: Your benefits will depend […]

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12 STEPS OF DIVORCE: Step 1 – Serving and Filing a Petition for Dissolution

Each month for one year, the Andersen Law PC blog will spell out the 12 steps of divorce. In doing so, we will also track two divorcing couples making their way through the process. Spoiler alert: Art and Angela Aingel take the high road. While divorce is not usually a fun process (I have yet […]

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Financial Statements & Divorce: How to Value a Small Business and Protect Your Rights  

Accounting is called the language of business and that’s not bad, because it helps you communicate with financial people and business people. In a family law case, accounting knowledge helps you (or your attorney, CPA or financial expert) ask the right questions to protect your legal rights. Formulating the question so that you get to […]

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Veterans Benefits: Know Your Rights

The issue of veterans benefits comes up a lot in a military divorce, as well as in estate planning. These benefits are paid to veterans with disabilities that occurred during active service or were aggravated by active service. They are paid monthly. I have assisted veterans whose benefits applications were denied. I have also represented […]

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12 STEPS OF DIVORCE: Step 10 – Parenting Plans & Separation Agreements

Each month for one year, the Andersen Law PC blog is spelling out the 12 steps of divorce. In doing so, we are also tracking two divorcing couples making their way through the process. Spoiler alert: Art and Angela Aingel take the high road. While divorce is not usually a fun process (I have yet to hear someone […]

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What to Consider About Filing for Divorce at the End of the Year

If a person is considering filing for divorce at the end of the year, there are a lot of things at stake, and sometimes a person can end up spinning in circles deciding whether to file this year or next. I always tell my clients that they should live their life first and consider the […]

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