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Quiet Title Actions After A Tax Deed Sale

If you have purchased a property at a tax deed sale that you wish to resell, it is imperative that you have marketable title to the property. In order to obtain marketable title, you may want to file a quiet title action. A quiet title action typically take at least 3 months, but without marketable title, a title company will not issue title insurance on the property. Without having a title company issue title insurance, it will be very difficult, if not impossible to receive fair market value for the property. After you acquire a property at a tax deed...

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When Should I file for a Modification of Alimony?

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If you have recently lost your job or had a reduction in income, you may be able to request a modification of your alimony obligation. Alternatively, if you have reached retirement age or are looking to slow down or retire from your current positions, you may want to consider a modification of alimony. When filing for a Modification of alimony, you must demonstrate to the court a (1) substantial change in circumstances, (2) that was not contemplated at the time of the entry of the agreement or Final Judgment, (3) that is sufficient, material, involuntary, and permanent in nature has...

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Collaborative Divorce: Is it the Way of the Future?

Divorce can undoubtedly bring out the worst in people. Today, one modern development in family law is the collaborative divorce process. Collaborative divorce is known as the kinder, gentler way to divorce. It is a process that encourages communication around difficult issues, allows each side to hear the others' perspective in a safe environment, and uses mental health and financial professionals, as well as attorneys, to guide the parties towards a settlement that addresses their concerns. The collaborative process recognizes that divorce is not just a legal matter, but also a financial and emotional matter. Rather than spending attorneys’ time and...

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Top 10 Common Divorce Related Questions

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1. How is a divorce case started? One party must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage to start the divorce proceedings. Once the Petition is filed, the other spouse is served with a copy of the divorce petition by a process server. The spouse that was served then has 20 days to file an answer to the divorce petition. Once an answer is filed the parties have 45 days to exchange mandatory disclosure, which includes financial information such as bank statements and tax returns. Once mandatory disclosure is exchanged, the parties typically attend mediation. 2. Do I gain an advantage if...

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