If you’re facing a divorce, estate planning may be the last thing on your mind. While it can feel overwhelming to add one more item to your “to-do” list, now is an essential time to think about your estate planning, and what changes you’ll need to make in the future. After all, estate planning has […]
Taxes and Divorce: What You Need to Know
If you’re facing a divorce from your spouse, taxes are probably far down on the list of priorities. What many people don’t realize, though, is that getting divorced can have major tax implications that can affect your assets for years to come. At MGM LAW, we routinely work with tax accountants, realtors, and tax lawyers […]
How Divorce Affects Business Owners
Divorce isn’t easy for anyone and is especially difficult for couples who own a business together. While a divorce will impact all areas of your life, it can be especially detrimental to a joint business venture – unless you’re careful. While it’s possible to navigate a divorce with your business intact, it takes some skill, […]
What Should I Expect When I Hire a Divorce Attorney
You’ve decided to pursue a divorce and end your marriage, and you feel many emotions. You’re anxious about the transition, sad about the end of your marriage, and wondering how it will feel to work with a divorce attorney. You’ve never been through a divorce before (or it’s been a while), and you’re not sure […]
How to Know When Divorce is Inevitable
If you’ve ever been in the position of having to end a relationship and realizing when divorce is inevitable, you know the process is not easy. Deciding to separate is emotionally fraught, especially if you have children or have spent years of your life together. When is enough truly enough? Will your partner change? Is […]
Do I Still Need an Attorney With an Uncontested Divorce?
You’re getting divorced, but you and your spouse are handling it amicably. There’s no fighting over who gets what, and you believe the uncontested divorce will move along as easily as possible. So, do you still need an attorney? It’s a common question. You and your spouse both agree on the divorce, and you expect […]
The 5 Biggest Regrets Divorced People Have About Their Marriages
Divorce: even when it’s needed, right, has-to-happen, been-too-long-in-the-making, it’s hard. And for good reason: getting divorced can mean uprooting your entire life, turning your social and personal relationships inside out, interrupting the routine for your kids, and disrupting everything for a long time. It’s emotionally difficult. There’s no way around it. While it’s impossible to […]
How do Step-Children Factor into a Divorce?
Do you have step-children? Are you considering a divorce? If so, you’re not alone. According to recent research, 42% of American adults have at least one step-relative (a step-parent, step-sibling, or a stepchild). What’s more, there are about 11.6 million stepchildren in the U.S. Unfortunately, these stepchildren can quickly become unintentional victims when their parents […]
Why is Getting a Divorce so Emotionally Difficult?
Divorce: even when it’s needed, right, had-to-happen, been-too-long-in-the-making, it’s hard. And for good reason: getting divorced can mean uprooting your entire life, turning your social and personal relationships inside out, interrupting the routine for your kids, and disrupting everything for a long time. It’s emotionally difficult. There’s no way around it. While it’s impossible to […]
5 Reasons to Avoid Social Media When Getting a Divorce
Today, social media is a way of life for most people. With over 3.6 billion users worldwide, social media has become the way many of us connect, shop, read the news, and much, much more. If you’re getting divorced, though, it’s generally best to avoid social media. While it may seem harmless to use social […]