Entries by damg

Divorce in the #MeToo Era

YUMA, Arizona. The #MeToo movement has changed the lives of many. For women, it has been a banner of empowerment, giving a voice to those who have experienced sexual harassment and misconduct. Yet, the #MeToo movement has had an impact on some marriages. As men in power have been outed for their actions, some wives […]

Why We Worry More About Plane Crashes than Car Accidents

YUMA, Arizona. According to Fortune , in the last 9 years, several billion people have safely flown in U.S. planes with no incident. Yet, this week, that streak came to an end when a woman was killed on a Southwest Flight after engine failure. The story is horrifying. Passengers told stories about how the woman […]

If I Get Divorced, Can I Lose My Green Card?

YUMA, Arizona. Marriage was once a sure path to a green card and ultimately to citizenship for many immigrants. Yet, as immigration laws have changed under the current presidential administration, many immigrant families have started to wonder about the security of their status. Reports indicate that families are being torn apart as spouses of U.S. […]

Revocable Trusts vs. PrenuptialAgreements: Which is Best?

YUMA, Arizona. When it comes to protecting your assets when going into a new marriage, couples have two major options: revocable trusts and prenuptial agreements. Under the law, if you get divorced, any assets that have been acquired during the marriage are generally considered community property and subject to division. While assets that you bring […]

When the Rich Hide Money Offshore During Divorce,Trouble Abounds

YUMA, Arizona. One of the tactics of the ultra-rich has been to hide assets in offshore accounts. According to Forbes, until very recently, Panama was a tax haven and a place where the wealthy would send their assets to hide the money from creditors and the IRS. Fortunately, changes in free trade agreements and laws […]

What Is Parental Alienation?

YUMA, Arizona. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s custody battle reached national news again recently when a judge ordered that Jolie allow the children to spend more time with their father. According to CNN , the court required Jolie to tell her children that “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them.” Jolie […]

Personality Matters When It Comes to Handling Your Divorce

YUMA, Arizona. Many people count their divorces as one of the most challenging ordeals of their lives. Yet, why do some people seem to rise out of their divorces stronger for the challenge, while others continue to struggle? The Atlantic recently explored this question, and outcomes among divorced individuals largely comes down to whether people […]

Things to Know If You’re Leaving a Verbally Abusive Partner

YUMA, Arizona. According to LiveStrong , emotional abuse, like physical abuse, can have emotional and physical consequences in the life of a victim. The decision to leave an emotionally or verbally abusive spouse can be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever make. However, in time, the pain will fade and be replaced with a […]