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Claus v. Claus: The Messy Divorce of the Merry Couple

Claus v. Claus: The Messy Divorce of the Merry Couple

By Kimber Laux, Esq, with contributions by Josh Aronson, Esq. The Marriage Santa Claus (hereinafter “Kris,” “Santa,” “Mr. Claus,” “Mr. Kringle”) was born in 280 A.D. Before he met Mrs. Claus, Santa was a bachelor and entrepreneur living alone in the North Pole and...

The 12 Days of Divorce

The 12 Days of Divorce

Everyone knows the song – on the Nth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, N Xs, wherein N is the day of Christmas and X is whatever the gift of the day is.  Yeah, I can even turn songs into math. This is more of a bonus blog post more so than an “I will teach you...

SUCCESSFUL CO-PARENTING: Another obtainable goal

SUCCESSFUL CO-PARENTING: Another obtainable goal

Our previous blog addressing why one should be “thankful for divorce” brilliantly touched on the benefits that can be reaped by adults whose marriages ended in divorce.  (Addressing why divorce is something you can be thankful for.)   When dealing with the break-up of...

What I’m Thankful for this Holiday Season: DIVORCE

What I’m Thankful for this Holiday Season: DIVORCE

What I’m Thankful for this Holiday Season: DIVORCE Divorce gets a bad rap.  People say divorce is a scourge on our society.  Divorce rates are too high. Divorce breaks up families.  Divorce is the hobgoblin of little minds (that one might be a paraphrase).     I...

Dia de los Sobrevivientes

Dia de los Sobrevivientes

 (Day of the Survivors – only relevant in the absence of a Zombie Apocalypse) In honor of the Day of the Dead, let’s celebrate the survivors, and help them sort out their pension benefits and the survivor benefits bestowed upon the living upon the demise of the less...

Malmquist and you: Is your house actually your house?

Malmquist and you: Is your house actually your house?

Hello, homeowners, people who might some day marry a homeowner, people who know people who own homes, people named “Malmquist” who stumbled on this blog post by accident while Googling themselves, and people who fit none of those previous categories but are just super...

QDRO – because you might be S.O.L if you QDROn’t

QDRO – because you might be S.O.L if you QDROn’t

QDRO (usually pronounced “QUAD-ro”, or in French “Herbal Engineering” parlance “Quoi?  Dro”) is an acronym for Qualified Domestic Relations Order. A Domestic Relations Order is an order filed with the court in a divorce or legal separation case, and the qualified part...

PMA: Pre-Marriage Awesomeness

PMA: Pre-Marriage Awesomeness

PMA: Pre-Marriage Awesomeness (otherwise known as Premarital Agreements or Prenups) Hello, people who are planning on getting married at some point.  I have a suggestion that you probably don’t want to hear.  You know the thing about marriages?  Lots of them last...