Who Pays the Court Fees for a Divorce?


        Filing for a divorce is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Once you get started with divorce proceedings, you will have to go through every aspect of your life together and make sure to separate everything properly. If you wish to file for divorce in California or any other state, there will be court fees to file. Who pays the fees and how much those fees are may vary. Here is some helpful information on assets and filing fees.   How Are Assets Understood in a Divorce? Even when you file for a divorce, you will still be legally married and entitled to use any joint assets. This means that the filing fee and the fees for your attorney can come from joint marital funds. This includes joint checking and savings accounts or accounts that belong to you. It is a good idea to...
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Make Your Divorce as Pain-Free as Possible

Make Your Divorce as Pain-Free as Possible
It’s never pleasant when someone you love (or used to love) decides they want to get a divorce. And you might be very cut up about it and looking for ways to stop it from happening. But, you need to focus on making it stress-free , and helping make your life normal again. These are some of the ways in which you can make that happen. Don’t Contest It The worst part of a divorce is when one party digs their heels in and says ‘no’. Let's be honest, if it’s at the divorce stage there’s a good bet the relationship in unsalvageable. So, it’s no use contesting it and refusing to sign the paperwork. It’s just going to add a lot more stress to everyone’s lives, and make the process last longer. A long, drawn outer divorce is never pleasant, and it always ends in tears. So face up...
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We're Seperating - What Do I Do Now?

We're Seperating - What Do I Do Now?
Close to 50% of Australian marriages end in separation - one of the highest rates in the world. If counselling or other strategies have not helped and you decide to separate,it is a significant step. It can be stressful so it’s important to make sure that you emerge in as good a shape as you can. You need to make priorities and set goals for the immediate future and with that in mind you need to gather a lot of information and set priorities and goals and arrange to see a lawyer. Decide what it is you are after during this life changing event and make sure your lawyer knows what your aims are. You should set goals about what is the best outcome for you. Consider: Your living arrangements. Never underestimate the importance of having a safe place to live whether it be staying where you are, moving in...
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10 Ways a Parenting Plan is Critical When Divorcing

10 Ways a Parenting Plan is Critical When Divorcing
Divorce is rarely a positive event, and an unfriendly divorce can leave children in a state of anxiety. And, when minor children are involved, a divorce can be complicated. Local courts across the nation are keen to this, and most states have now altered how courts intercede. Gone are the days of automatic assignment of dependent children to the mother, while assessing a child support requirement and short-term visitation upon the father. Contemporary state courts use a "parenting plan" format regarding the biological children, and there are several reasons why having a workable parenting plan is crucial to a reasonable divorce. Here’s 10 ways this plan is critical when divorcing: 1. Protects the Rights of the Children Dependent children in a divorce proceeding rarely have legal representation, so the court becomes the child advocate. Not only should the children be protected with specific provisions, but they still have legal rights...
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Common Implications When Filing for Divorce

Common Implications When Filing for Divorce
Statistics have shown that the divorce rate has somehow increased over time and although it may have declined or plateaued out at certain years, the fact still remains that a number of couples still go through the process leaving families split and having a lot of issues to deal with in the end. If you are one of those who are looking into the hard decision of going through divorce, it is very important to first know and have a clear scenario of the different details that occur when divorce is filed as well as the consequences that happen overtime when divorce is finalized. Financial Woes Let’s say a Louisville divorce attorney works on a case and decides to do so pro bono, there are still a lot of monetary troubles that occur when divorce is finalized especially when there are no nuptial agreements that were settled before the marriage....
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