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Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Is Permanent Alimony Appropriate for a Disabled Spouse After a Short-Term Marriage?

By Patrick L. Looper |

In divorce cases where one spouse has no way to stay out of poverty except support from his or her former spouse, judges have considerable flexibility in deciding the duration of the alimony.  When the marriage lasted less than seventeen years, the usual rule is that you cannot be required to pay alimony to… Read More »

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What Is Marital Misconduct, and How Does It Affect Your Divorce Case?

By Patrick L. Looper |

The language of today’s court decisions about divorce reflects the idea that no one should win or lose in a divorce.  The goal is to reach a settlement that is fair to both parties.  When the parties have minor children, the best interest of the children is the guiding principle, and unless one parent… Read More »

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When Neither Spouse Wants to Live in the Marital Home

By Patrick L. Looper |

It feels great to hold the final judgment of divorce in your hands, because you finally get to move on with your life.  For some recently divorced people, raising their children in the family home without their ex-spouse is a dream come true.  In some cases, both spouses have the same dream, and it… Read More »

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Titling Your Assets in Someone Else’s Name in Order to Avoid Paying Alimony Will Only Make You Look Bad in Front of the Court

By Patrick L. Looper |

As the coronavirus pandemic shutdown threatens to drag onward into the summer, hardly anyone has any extra money lying around.  The fact that you still have to pay alimony even as your job is indefinitely on hold, whereas even tax debts and past due student loans cannot take away your economic stimulus check.  You… Read More »

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