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IS COLLEGE PLANNING A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS

Posted in Custody, Divorce, Practice Issues, Support

Today began with a meeting with co-counsel and clients to follow through on matters we had resolved by agreement reached earlier in the summer.  The parties have two children, one of whom is heading into the age of college search.  Our agreements contain some reasonably clear provisions about continuous enrollment, consultation with parents and suitable… Continue Reading

Leslie Spoltore’s Alimony and the First Amendment

Posted in Alimony

Leslie Spoltore, a partner in our Wilmington, Delaware office, just posted a blog entry on an unusual alimony argument made on appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.  The family court evaluated the ex-wife’s expenses when calculating alimony she would pay to her ex-husband and reduced the significant contributions she made to her church down to… Continue Reading

RECALCULATING RETIREMENT NEEDS

Posted in Divorce

The Weekend Edition of the Wall Street Journal on February 19-20 reported on something most of us already knew:  Americans are not saving enough for retirement. The proposition is old but the data is new and, therefore, worthy of attention. Why is this germane to a series on Separation and Divorce?  That’s easy.  In divorce… Continue Reading

NEGOTIATING THE COLLEGE COMMITMENT

Posted in Divorce

In the process of handling a divorce where minor children are involved it is not uncommon for the parties to at least broach the subject of contributions to an undergraduate degree or vocational training for a child following high school.  This was once a pretty easy subject as Pennsylvania required separated parents to contribute to… Continue Reading