Entries by Sandi Gumeson

Who’s to Blame? The History of No-Fault Divorce.

What is No-Fault Divorce? No-fault divorce refers to a divorce in which the granting of a dissolution of marriage does not require  a showing of wrong-doing of either party. It is therefore not necessary for one party to produce evidence that the other has committed a breach of the marital contract. In other words, you […]

From Dr. Phil: 5 questions to ask yourself before your divorce.

As we all know, divorce can be complicated. It involves money, custody issues, child support, spousal support, and other legal aspects. You need to educate yourself, protect yourself and empower yourself on these issues. Until you’ve done that, you’re not ready. For example, do you know how many bank accounts you have as a couple […]

The Death of an Ex: How does that affect spousal support?

Q. What if spousal support is payable for 6 years, but one spouse dies? Payments must cease upon the death of the recipient in order for it to be considered spousal support for tax purposes and tax deductible to the payor. Spousal support can be paid after the death of the payor, typically from their estate in […]