As more and more Courts become more and more stingy about awarding alimony-and some states are working towards limiting or eliminating alimony altogether-people often ask me how alimony is going to be calculated in their case.
Attorneys are always trying the tell clients and potential clients how judges determine alimony. There are statutes, cases and all sorts of guides. Websites talk about alimony guidelines, alimony calculators and all sorts of gadgets for calculating entitlement to and amounts of alimony.
Did I just read that right? Is that what you are thinking? I should actually want to pay alimony? I have always thought that I should fight paying alimony. Was I right?
The Howard County Divorce and Father's Rights: Why Do Guys Hate Alimony? Part 4 of 4
The Howard County Divorce and Father's Rights: Why Do Guys Hate Alimony?
The Howard County Divorce and Father's Rights: Why Do Guys Hate Alimony? Part 1 of 4
OK, so you have now been through a great deal of the Howard County divorce process by the time your settlement conference is on the horizon.
The pendente lite hearing in Howard County is likely to be your first evidentiary hearing in Court. It has been described as a mini-trial, and in some ways, that is a pretty accurate description.
The American Bar Association has issued an opinion that judges need to be alert as to who they friend on Facebook and other social media. Check out the article at http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/professional_responsibility/formal_opinion_462.authcheckdam.pdf
So, the Complaint and Answer have been filed, you have had your Scheduling Conference and you and your spouse have attended mandatory parenting classes at The National Family Resiliency Center.