Category: Family Law News

Courts Now Consider Reasonable Needs in High-Income Support Cases

In high-income child support cases, the parent who is paying child support might feel the guidelines provide more income than the custodial parent can reasonably spend, particularly for an infant or toddler. On the other hand, the child support guidelines were enacted years ago to ensure that all children at a particular income level are treated the same, with predictable outcomes that encourage parents to settle out of court. The […]

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Ten Mistakes Not To Make In Your Family Law Case

By Daniel H. Glasser, Partner, Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC

January 02, 2015 | Blog, Family Law News

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Divorce, support and custody matters are fraught with numerous procedural steps, all of which can result in missteps, mistakes and wrong strategic moves. To address every situation and every possible strategy would be a monumental undertaking; however, over 20 years of experience has shown me that there are some common mistakes which opposing parties and counsel make in pursuing their family law case.  Here are the top ten to be avoided: […]

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World’s Most Expensive Divorce

May 31, 2014 | Blog, Family Law News

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She got less than half, but divorcee Elena Rybovleva, ex-wife of Russian fertilizer king Dmitri Rybovlev, age 47, can hardly complain about what she received in her recent divorce, billed as “the world’s most expensive.”  Out of a $12+ billion fortune, a Swiss divorce court carved out more than $4.5 billion for ex-wife Elena. The stakes were high.  The New York Post outlined some of Mr. Rybovlev’s unbelievable holdings, including an artwork and furniture collection valued […]

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Same-sex Spouses Get Equal Treatment under ERISA, says DOL

September 30, 2013 | Blog, Family Law News

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Same-sex couples will be treated as equal to other married couples under the law that governs health insurance and retirement benefits for private employers.  The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued Technical Release 2013-04 (September 18, 2013), which provides: On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled, in United States v. Windsor, that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. . . . […]

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