What Happens To Your Residual Income After Your Death?
3 May 2016
The recent untimely death of pop superstar Prince -- reportedly without a will in place to govern the ownership and use of a "vault" of unreleased recordings -- has illustrated a problem that affects far too many families. In fact, the majority of adults with children die without a will, often leaving a legal and logistical mess behind them as grieving family members struggle to piece together the financial puzzle. And dying with a source of residual income (like book or music royalties, a patented product, or certain types of small businesses) can become even more complex.
What Happens When A Spouse Dies During A Divorce?
4 December 2015
It's not unusual for separating spouses to wish the other person would just drop dead, especially if the divorce is acrimonious. What would happen, though, if one spouse actually did die during the proceedings? While it may immediately resolve some issues such as child custody, the death of a spouse could complicate other matters. Here's what you need to know to be prepared if your spouse dies during your separation.
For The Kids' Sake: How To Keep The Peace With Your Ex During Divorce And Thereafter
29 July 2015
Divorce comes with a variety of side effects that every family member is at risk of being faced with. Everything from digestive problems and trouble sleeping to chronic stress and even a weakened immune system can become a reality during and after a divorce – and your kids are likely to experience feelings of loss, insecurity, and maybe even a little resentment. Here are a few things you can do to keep the peace with your ex-spouse is an effective way to help reduce stress levels and make the transitional experience easier for everyone involved:
A Beginner's Guide To Collaborative Divorce
28 July 2015
According to the Americans For Divorce Reform, approximately 40 percent to 50 percent of all marriages will unfortunately end in divorce. Under the best circumstances, going through a divorce can be scary – especially if both parties are unwilling to cooperate. If you're considering a divorce, or are in the beginning stages of this legal battle, there is an alternative to a traditional courtroom divorce: collaborative divorce. Before opting for this increasingly popular option, learn about the ins and outs of collaborative divorce and family law: