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Aug 04, 2011

Alimony Question:divorce lawyer Erin Clark

My soon-to-be-ex is terminally ill and was ill at the time she filed for divorce. Because of her condition, I have been ordered to pay alimony and all of her bills, including some medical costs, which have a current outstanding balance of almost $50,000.

Now the judge has ordered me to take out half of my retirement to help cover costs.

Is there anything that can be done to challenge the judge's decisions? I am going broke and now going through my retirement funds!


Jul 27, 2011

oklahoma city divorce lawyerQuestion:

I'm looking for financial advice on divorce on child support laws.

I recently took a job with a higher paying salary that my ex-wife does not know about. I already pay her child support, alimony, child care costs, etc., and the increased income is not very substantial.

Do I have to voluntarily notify her and disclose my increased salary?


Jul 25, 2011

child alimonyBy Daniel Exner

Divorce Lawyer, Cordell & Cordell

For a lot of divorced dads, income can fluctuate month to month, especially during these rough economic times with the national unemployment rate hovering between 9 and 10 percent.

To try and be fair to both parties, the court may look at your monthly income from the past 6 or 12 months and establish your income at an average rate.

That way, any alimony or child support orders will not be unfairly based on your high income months or your low income months.

So how does fluctuating income from overtime, inconsistent work, or odd jobs affect the determination of alimony and child support?


Jul 15, 2011

child alimonyBy Jennifer M. Paine

Divorce Lawyer, Cordell & Cordell

In theory, some divorced dads should get alimony. In practice, they usually do not. (Read related article, "Can Divorced Dads Get Alimony?")

They do not, that is, unless they have a divorce lawyer bold enough and principled enough to advocate for them the right way. That means telling your opponent—your wife and her attorney – at the outset that this is an alimony case, we want alimony and we will pursue it.

We will investigate her income. We want to know her budget. We are not afraid to try the case, and appeal it if we have to, and, if she doesn’t like that, she needs to come to the table and settle.

It also means doing at least the following:


Jul 08, 2011

child alimonyBy Jennifer M. Paine

Divorce Lawyer, Cordell & Cordell

Talking to a guy about asking for alimony from his wife is one of the toughest parts of my job as a divorce lawyer.

Tough not because the concept is difficult to explain, but tough because most guys just refuse to do it.

"Isn’t alimony a woman’s thing, after all?" In theory, no. In practice, sometimes it is.

But should that stop you from making sure you get your fair share and requesting your wife pay you alimony?


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