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Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Is Your House Marital Property If Your Spouse Bought It While You Were Engaged?

By Patrick L. Looper |

In order for a divorce court to make an equitable distribution of a couple’s property (equitable means “fair”), it must first determine which assets are marital property and which are separate property.  Only the marital property gets divided, but the court looks at factors like earning potential and separate property when deciding whether and… Read More »

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The Court Has the Final Say About Whether Your Alimony Agreement Is Fair

By Patrick L. Looper |

Some couples spend years in court arguing about alimony, while others decide about it long before they divorce, or even before they marry.  If you and your spouse agreed in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement about how much one of you will pay the other in alimony in the event of your divorce, then… Read More »

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The Purpose of Alimony Is Not to Compensate You for the Pain of Divorce

By Patrick L. Looper |

Anyone who has been through a divorce can tell you that it was one of the most painful things they have ever experienced.  Having to disentangle yourself from something you thought would be permanent is never easy, even if you and your ex did not part as enemies and do not have minor children… Read More »

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