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Read more on the complicated issues related to divorce that Alatsas Law Firm believes are pertinent to anyone considering or already in divorce proceedings.

Divorce and Debt Responsibility | Handling Marital Debt

In a divorce, there is often a lot of focus on distributing assets. What many people overlook, however, is the distribution of debt. Debt does not simply go away when a couple divorces. It needs to be split fairly between the two parties. Handling marital debt is not an easy task, especially when there are […]

Celebrity Divorce: Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos

Couples get divorced all the time without much fuss, but famous divorces often get quite a bit of attention. You have probably heard that the founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is divorcing his wife of 25 years, Mackenzie. This divorce is getting a lot of press, considering that a whopping $137 billion is […]

Trump’s Tax Plan | What You Need to Know About Divorce Tax Deductions

The new year brought new tax laws, particularly for those going through a divorce. Lawyers were scrambling until December 31 to get divorces finalized so that those paying alimony would get their tax deductions. Now that we are in 2019, tax deductions no longer apply to alimony payments, thanks to President Trump’s new tax code […]

When is it Time to Get a Divorce?

Divorce filings tend to increase in January, March, and August. Why these three months? January signifies a new year and a fresh start. March and August are popular because it is believed that many couples try to reconcile over Valentine’s Day and the summer, only to face the inevitable breakup of their marriages. When is […]

Civil Court vs. Criminal Court | When Criminal & Family Law Collide

Criminal law and family law are two different types of law. However, there are situations in which crimes can occur in the context of family law, causing these two types of law to come together. Most commonly, these two laws intersect in cases of domestic violence. Domestic violence occurs when one partner uses physical, emotional, […]

What Happens if You Divorce an Immigrant Spouse?

Divorcing an American citizen is complicated enough, but when you are considering divorcing an immigrant spouse, things can get even more complicated. Depending on the length of the marriage, the immigrant spouse could be deported or granted American citizenship. You may have heard of green cards. So, how do they apply in a marriage with […]

Dissolution of Marriage vs. Divorce

You are likely familiar with the term “divorce,” and may also have heard the term “dissolution of marriage.” Divorce is the term more commonly used, but what is the difference between the two? Do they mean the same thing? Technically, yes. Both terms result in the same outcome – ending a marriage permanently. Both terms […]

Child Custody Battle Tips

If you are going through a divorce and kids are involved, you may be going through a child custody battle with your ex-spouse. Your ex-wife may claim you are abusive and prohibit you from seeing the kids. Your ex-husband may try to take sole custody of the kids, even though you were the primary caregiver. […]

Richard Spencer Divorce: Domestic Violence in Marriage

A recent divorce is getting a lot of media attention as it highlights a white nationalist and his abusive marriage. White nationalist leader Richard Spencer is facing accusations of domestic violence amid a nasty divorce from his wife, Nina Koupriianova. Koupriianova is accusing Spencer of abusing her physically, verbally, and emotionally. She outlined everything in […]

Gray Divorce: Dealing with Divorce After 50

In the past, it was the younger couples who were more likely to divorce. Couples rushed to marry at young ages and later realized their mistake. Now that couples are waiting longer to get married, we do not see this trend as much anymore. The problem now lies on the opposite end of the age […]