Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Is Legal Separation Right For You?
It is always a red flag when you start dating someone who claims to be separated but not divorced, because the definition of “separated” is just too imprecise. Has the new beau filed for divorce from his wife? Do they live in separate households? If he sleeps in the basement while she stays in… Read More »
Public Service Announcement: Naming a Cockroach After Your Ex-Spouse Is Tacky
Spring takes on a whole new dimension when you are recently divorced or separated from your spouse. You might want to shower your family and friends with love and appreciation, ask your crush out on a date now that you are single, or just stay home and eat candy that has not tasted this… Read More »
Do Stay-At-Home Moms Have To Reenter The Workforce If They Get Divorced?
Marriage is more challenging than even the most poignant and insightful sermon at a wedding ceremony can express, but it is child’s play compared to the challenges of rebuilding your finances after divorce and co-parenting your children with your ex-spouse. If you were employed throughout your marriage, then at least your professional endeavors and… Read More »
3 High Net Worth Divorce Strategies That Are Sure To Backfire
Wealthy people are more likely to get married than their less affluent counterparts, and the divorce rate is lower among high-income couples, which is understandable, considering that financial stress can be a major source of marital conflict. The bad news is that, if you do get divorced, the more marital assets you own, the… Read More »
Important Issues To Discuss With A Divorce Lawyer During Your First Meeting
After months of anticipation, you finally made your move, but now you are a nervous wreck. In the early hours of January 1, you filled out the online contact form on a divorce lawyer’s website. You didn’t even wait for Divorce Monday. Now the law firm has responded to your communication, and you have… Read More »
What Happens To A Couple’s Vacation Home If They Get Divorced?
If you and your spouse own a vacation home, it might seem to your friends or to envious Facebook stalkers that you have a perfect life. Having an entire house just for family getaways or to entertain guests near the beach or the lake sounds like a dream come true, but things that look… Read More »
Cryptocurrency And Alabama Divorce
Cryptocurrency can affect people’s marriages in a variety of ways. Perhaps the modest Bitcoin investment you and your spouse made years ago was a source of hope, excitement, and, eventually, prosperity. Maybe the volatility of the value of cryptocurrency was just another source of financial stress in your marriage. There are probably some divorced… Read More »
Remember Your New Year’s Resolution And Sign A Prenuptial Agreement
Other people are hastening to contact divorce lawyers on Divorce Monday, the first business Monday of the year, but you have other plans. You and your partner are sure that you want to stay together forever, but you are worried that marriage is a recipe for conflict over finances. You can avoid a lot… Read More »
Three Phases Of Divorce
If it is your first full season after filing for divorce, your family and friends will probably keep telling you that you will feel a lot better at this time next year. They are correct, but the emotions surrounding divorce are a lot more complicated than that. You have probably heard a long-divorced relative… Read More »
Choosing Your Battles Wisely Is The Key To An Affordable Divorce
When your spouse first tells you that he or she wants a divorce, money is the farthest thing from your mind. You are thinking about all kinds of other things, each more emotionally charged than the last. How will the divorce affect your children? How dare your husband leave you for another woman? What… Read More »