Splitting Assets in a Divorce

Splitting Assets in a Divorce

There are always misconceptions about how matrimonial assets are divided in a divorce. Many people tend to think that matrimonial assets are divided equally 50:50 in a divorce. There is an assumption that this is the entitlement. This may be the correct presumption in...
Can I Change a Child Maintenance Order?

Can I Change a Child Maintenance Order?

Maintenance usually takes on the form of regular monthly payments made by one party (say the husband) to enable the wife to meet the needs of the child/children of the family.  However, circumstances can change as time goes by and for certain reasons you may want to...
Spousal Maintenance: What is Fair?

Spousal Maintenance: What is Fair?

Many spouses, primarily the wife, ask us: “In a divorce, what is a fair amount of spousal maintenance to ask for?” The needs of the wife and the status and standard she was accustomed to during the marriage to her husband will be kept in mind when awarding...
What is an Annulment of Marriage?

What is an Annulment of Marriage?

An annulment, like a divorce results in the end of a marriage. However, unlike a divorce, an annulment makes the marriage null and void and that results in the marriage having never existed. Annulments can be a relief for someone who was placed in a situation where...