Joint Bank Accounts & Child Support

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no Comment.    Aug 09, 2017 | 6:54 pm


Joint Bank Accounts & Child Support   In matters of Family Court, solutions to child support can have quite a bit of flexibility to them, as long as they are agreed upon in writing and approved by the court. One emerging trend in families that divorce and have children is deciding to set up a joint account where the spouse providing support can pay into the joint account, which can then be used for the children’s needs. Managing these accounts with your ex makes it essential to communicate and come to an agreement before discrepancies can arise. Expert Centennial divorce lawyers at Walker Wright & Associates are here to help.   As we all know, sometimes discrepancies do arise. For example, should you, the child support paying partner, need to prove support amounts you have paid, it can be harder to do so when you have a history of depositing…

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Tax Considerations with Divorce

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no Comment.    Aug 01, 2017 | 2:34 pm


Making the many critical choices to get through a divorce can tax all of your emotions and relationships, but what about other realities - like the changes to your tax status? When it comes to marital agreements, Walker Wright & Associates offers counseling to help you manage your divorce strategies in a comprehensive way that matches your priorities.   Choosing your filing status “Single” - If you have completed the process and reached a legal decision of divorce before the final day of the calendar year, you may file as “single,” and may not file jointly. Some states do also recognize an official decree of separation signed by a judge as equal to divorce. Some temporary orders, including matters of child custody, may not qualify you to file as “single,” as it varies by state. “Head of household” - In some cases, when the family is not yet legally divorced,…

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Social Media Evidence in Court

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no Comment.    Jul 19, 2017 | 10:30 am


As the 21st century brings more and more advanced technology to our fingertips, courtrooms across the country are seeing an increase in the use of technology in legal matters as well. Only recently, a growing number of family law cases have involved the use of social media as key evidence, and the implications can be unclear to those who are perhaps curious about how social media evidence may affect their divorce and custody proceedings. Your most trusted name for a divorce lawyer, Walker Wright & Associates is here to provide important information about this new kind of evidence, and how it may be an asset or hindrance to your family law matters.   The scope of information available through facebook traffic history is quite large, and can be downloaded in a zip file with such information as message history, photos, click records of advertisements, and posts that may be used…

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Pensions and Divorce

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no Comment.    Jul 09, 2017 | 11:23 am


A divorce later in life can give rise to a very distinct set of complications that other couples going through a divorce may not need to face. Spending a large amount of your life working towards a pension can be seemingly entirely disrupted by the decision to separate. Our Centennial law firm is here to assist you through this legal territory towards your vision of success for yourself and your family, so you can confidently seek your independence with a sense of security for your future. The economic partnership of a marriage makes certain advancements such as career and retirement plans possible, and legal reforms reflect this with increasingly available grounds on which to secure equal division of assets. However, in most cases, wives are dependent on the pension earned through the husband’s work, and there are currently no provisions in the law to ensure that the wife will receive…

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Health Care Costs in Divorce

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no Comment.    Jun 26, 2017 | 12:20 pm


When a marriage finds itself at an end, it is time to decide on the terms that will carry you through that marriage to its end, and consider how those terms will affect you beyond the conclusion of the marriage. Walker, Wright & Associates want to help you reach these positive terms without back burnering your health care coverage. Working with a Centennial divorce lawyer from Walker Wright & Associates is working towards success for your family’s health care needs, because knowing upcoming costs is the first step to covering them.   Coverage Countdown For those who are covered by a spouse’s health care plan, you will need to look to the date of the divorce, or sometimes the date of the legal separation, as the end of your coverage. When court-ordered, you may remain on your ex-spouse’s plan - and you will have grounds to petition being removed, if your…

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Joint Custody & Vacations

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no Comment.    Jun 19, 2017 | 11:30 am


As the school year draws to a close or brings a gap in school time for you child, you may be facing the realization that class being in session made sharing custody of your children somewhat more manageable. With summer break approaching quickly, how are you going to deal with joint custody and vacation planning? Do you have another traditional or family-central vacation you want to share with your child? Walker Wright & Associates and our team of Centennial child custody attorneys have answers that could help your family to find the adventure and relaxation you deserve this vacation season.   Lose the ego Children have to be the focus of child custody planning, even when it is easy to remain concerned with the problems that led to the divorce. Sharing custody affects your child the most, and establishing visitation that allows your children regular time with both parents is often…

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Summer Parenting Tips

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no Comment.    Jun 12, 2017 | 7:50 pm


The heatwave of summer can bring a lot of changes with it. Spending family time making memories and taking vacations can be quite a different task to tackle when parents with children separate and want to plan for the long break. Separated or not, all parents take on an extra challenges when school is out, but you can turn this summer vacation into smooth sailing. We know your family may need a roadmap for summer parenting, so our Centennial Family Law Attorneys at Walker Wright & Associates want to offer these helpful tips to navigate your upcoming plans for the most looked forward to months of the year.   Summer is a state of mind Yes, your children look forward to summer all year, but when it arrives it can be difficult to get out of the slump of destressing from the commitments of the busy school year. Taking time to…

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Getting Divorced from a Sociopath

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no Comment.    May 22, 2017 | 2:19 pm


Perhaps without realizing it, we have all likely met a sociopath in our day to day lives. You may have already known, or come to know that you are married to a sociopath. When you decide to end a union with your partner, an antisocial personality disorder can most certainly complicate this dissolution. Our trusted Centennial divorce attorneys warmly extend our experience and our individualized approach to bring you the solutions you need in the most trying circumstances of divorce. This reading offers an initial guide for the decisions ahead of you.   Know your limits. Every divorce has some degree of difficulty, but divorcing a sociopath can take you beyond your wit’s end. Often, those on the outside of a marriage cannot see what really goes on in the relationship, and with a partner who suffers from a personality disorder, this facade can be much more deceptive to outsiders. Knowing…

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Kids in the Courtroom

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no Comment.    May 10, 2017 | 8:19 pm


What to Do and How to Deal As common as it is for children to be brought to the courthouse, families often never receive helpful information to guide their children through an event that is already nerve-wracking enough for adults. At Walker, Wright & Associates, LLP, we would like to use our experience to outline some of what happens in court so your children can be put at ease with you. First, you will want to help the child understand why they will be in court, and how actively they are needed to be involved. You can also help a child who needs to go to the courthouse feel at ease by giving them a basic introduction to what kinds of people will be present in the courtroom. For example, you may help them understand who the judge is by describing their job, how they are like referees in making…

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What is Gray Divorce?

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no Comment.    Apr 19, 2017 | 6:36 pm


No one knows better than you do how time moves forward, and how this progress can bring all kinds of changes with it. If you are considering divorce after more than 20 years of marriage, or if you are over 50 and seeking divorce, you are not alone. In fact, this increasingly common trend is now being called Gray Divorce. Many couples feel extreme pressures from all sides when they have to work through a divorce, but couples further along in their lives often face multiplied stresses in the relationship arena. Learning about Gray Divorce may help you understand how to respond to the changes coming on in your own life. With over 40 years of expert Family Law practice, a Centennial Divorce Attorney can be the ally you need in navigating this new chapter of your life.   New Directions As one moves along in life, it may come…

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