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Why Hiding Assets in Divorce Is not Worth the Risk

April 6, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Everyone has their little secrets, and when you’re going through a divorce, you may find out all kinds of things about your spouse you never knew. Or perhaps the secrets one or both of you kept during your marriage are one of the reasons for the split. However, you should not even contemplate carrying this duplicity into divorce proceedings. It’s ...

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What Should You Expect During a Consultation With a Divorce Lawyer?

April 3, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

When you get married, there are well-known websites like TheKnot.com to guide you through the planning process. When you have a baby, you’ll probably get three copies of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. What about when you get divorced? Sure, you’ll have plenty of family members, friends, and other concerned parties clamoring to offer up their two cents when ...

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Expedited: How to Get Your Divorce Over With Quickly

March 30, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

No sane person wants to spend years or even months muddling through an extended divorce — but not many people are terribly clear on what can be done to speed things up. Here’s the best advice Gucciardo Family Law has for people who want an expedited divorce in a state that doesn’t have those laws. Investigative Cynicism The single biggest ...

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The Crime of Wiretapping Your Spouse

March 27, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

A December article in the ABA Journal came to a fascinating and dangerous conclusion recently: they determined that spying on your spouse by putting an auto-forward on their email account (so that you automatically receive copies of emails sent to them) is a violation of the Federal Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act. The idea that spying on your spouse is ...

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The Three Phases of a Modern Divorce

March 24, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Divorce is a large, scary subject that intimidates most people who have to experience it. But while every divorce is complicated and some are downright frightening, it’s often more a matter of facing the unknown than anything else. So we at Gucciardo Family Law thought it might help if we offered a short summary of the divorce process at a ...

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So You Think Your Spouse Wants a Divorce…

March 20, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Sometimes, a divorce filing comes out of the clear blue sky, and the only warning you have is the phrase “you’ve been served.” But more often than not, you know. You might not want to admit it, but you know. Unfortunately for many, that desire to avoid admitting the end is near keeps them from taking important steps that can ...

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How Valuable is Housework in Divorce?

March 17, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

According to an extensive study by Alexandra Killewald of the University of Michigan, for couples who married before 1975, the leading factor that led to divorce was a wife who was burdened with too much housework. Since 1975, however, the leading factor has been a downward shift in the husband’s earning ability. The leads to an interesting question: how exactly ...

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You Can’t Waive the Family Court’s Rights

March 13, 2017

Contract law is a fascinatingly complicated thing, with hundreds of rules that dictate what is allowed and what isn’t. There are several rules devoted entirely to determining which of your rights you are allowed to waive. For example, you  cannot waive your Constitutional right to free speech, and thus give the government permission to censor you. When two private entities ...

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Separation of Assets IAQ: Liquidity Concerns in Mid-Life Divorces

March 9, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

In a statistical sense, there is a correlation between age and wealth. In other words, the tendency is that people who are wealthier are older, and people who are older are wealthier. It makes sense: people who have had more time to save up…will tend to have more saved up. But there’s a specific time in a person’s life when ...

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On the Wisdom of Purchasing Property During a Divorce

March 6, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Buying property is generally a fairly stressful prospect even when everything goes as well as can be expected. Buying property while you’re in the middle of a divorce is kind of like deciding, while your plane is spiraling out of control toward the treeline, that it’s the right time to tell your boyfriend that it’s not his baby. Sure, you ...

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