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High Asset Divorce Archives

Divorce rates rise during the first months of the year

If you have recently heard about friends and families announcing that they were divorcing, you are not alone. In fact, January is the month where more divorces are initiated than any other month of the year. There are a number of reasons behind this phenomenon.

Three steps in moving on from a painful divorce

It may go without saying, but divorce is every bit the beginning of a new stage of life even though the pain that one may go through may suggest that it is only the end of life. Going through a divorce (and the split of a family) may be one of the most difficult experiences a person may go through in life. Nevertheless, life does go on, and it is essential that divorcees prepare to live on.

The best defenses in a divorce

By now even the most casual football fan has seen how the Seattle Seahawks’ defense limited the Denver Broncos to a mere eight points in last Sunday’s Super Bowl. (For those who are very casual fans, the Seahawks’ defense had allowed the fewest points in the NFL over the last year). The defensive performance has led to discussions about how potential divorcees can defend themselves in legal proceedings.

New Jersey 'Housewives' star could claim innocent spouse defense

The former reality power couple, Joe and Teresa Guidice, has been out of the spotlight for quite some time. The criminal trial for the myriad of fraud accusations is supposed to take place this year. For the uninitiated, the couple starred on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” a reality show that followed several affluent women and their dealings with children, family and most importantly…each other.

How to plan for divorce in 2014

It is no secret that a number of divorces in Texas are initiated in January. The reasons behind this notion include the desire to start the new year by making a life-changing decision, and surviving the holiday season without ruining it for children. Whatever the reason, successful divorces are not completed in a vacuum. It takes careful planning. With that, we offer some helpful tips in planning for your divorce in 2014.

To divorce....or not to divorce during the holidays

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the holiday season begins in earnest. If you are in a troubled marriage, and have survived a holiday gathering, you may not be looking forward to the next few weeks. This is especially true if rumors have been swirling about the state of your relationship, or if you are considering divorce. After all, you may feel as if you are in an awkward position.

Murdoch divorce finalized

Texas residents may be interested to learn that entertainment and media mogul Rupert Murdoch finalized his divorce from his third wife on Nov. 20. The couple met in a Manhattan court to notify a judge of their decision. They did not release the terms of this high-asset divorce settlement; however, the couple issued a statement confirming that they reached an "amicable" agreement and declined to comment further.

Beware of dog. Pit-bull lawyers may not be good for divorcees

One of the most difficult decisions a divorcee will make is choosing a lawyer. While it may seem like a simple choice, hiring a lawyer can be difficult in that a client must select an attorney who they comfortable sharing intimate details of their lives, they must have the experience to deal with the unique issues their divorce, and they must have the correct temperament to maintain the client’s cool.

Getting advice during divorce? Here's how to handle it.

Divorce is hard enough by yourself, dealing with the advice and opinions of family and friends can be nerve-wracking. While they may feel like they are trying to help, their opinions could make things that should not be difficult during a divorce unbearable. Suffice it to say, there comes a point in every makeshift therapy session where a potential divorcee has to make a decision about the advice they are getting.

How to find hidden assets

Many people in the throes of divorce may be concerned about whether a spouse is hiding assets. However, people in these positions may not have the resources to hire a forensic accountant or another investigator root out assets that are rightfully yours. While you may gasp at the sight of your spouse’s financial affidavit (because you know it’s not true), there are several documents that your attorney can request (and review) to find hidden assets.

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