When developing your parenting plan, you and your co-parent will craft a routine parenting time schedule, setting forth specific days and times when each parent will have parenting time. The parent exercising parenting time has the power to make every day parenting decisions during his or her time. Some parents assume that if the “on…

“I think the toilet is leaking,” my wife tells me as I walk into our house after work. She requests that I go double-check. In my infinite wisdom, I flush the toilet and water begins leaking at the base. During the past two weeks, the tank had started to wobble, but I largely ignored it….

“Why does everyone think we have a favorite?” Sophia said.  Anna replied, “Yeah.  It’s like asking a parent if they have a favorite child.  Everyone knows you can’t pick and that you love them the same.”  In a rare moment, my girls sat on the kitchen stools chatting happily at me while I made dinner. …

Generally speaking, the property that you owned before marriage (“non-marital property”) is yours to keep after marriage, and the property that you acquired during marriage (“marital property”) must be divided between you and your spouse upon divorce, regardless of how the property was titled at the time it was acquired. While this is fairly straightforward,…

I sat with a mess of memories in front of me. Reflections from our fishing trips, vacations to the beach, our wedding, the births of our babies – all in shiny ornaments to be boxed away with the holidays now over. The tree ornaments were a reflection of our collective identity as a couple. We…

If your marriage lasted 10 years or more, and you are now divorcing, you may be able to receive Social Security benefits on your soon-to-be former spouse’s record (or vice versa). In order to receive these benefits on your former spouse’s record, the following criteria must be met: You must be unmarried. At the time…

With trick-or-treating behind us, it is time to turn our attention to the fast approaching Holiday season. During the Holiday it is easy to get carried away with spending, buying gifts for your family and friends, traveling, and purchasing food for Holiday feasts. It is such a season of giving that you may find that…

On Halloween night I sat on my sofa with a ho and a hum.  This was the first year I did not spend part of the trick or treat festivities with my daughters.  My eldest goes with friends now and needs no help with costume assembly.  I didn’t even see her this day.  My youngest…