Articles by Gonser and Gonser Attorneys

Who Gets The Engagement Ring?

DDBIt is one of the most exciting and romantic aspects of the marriage. And don’t forget most expensive! A beautiful ring is given to the bride to solidify the parties’ upcoming wedding. The last thing on anyone’s mind at this time is who will own it if there is a divorce! Continue reading

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Last Chance Divorce

DDB_blogimagePeople often wait until later in life to go forward on filing for divorce.  There are many reasons that people wait.

  • Often the reason is that children are still living at home and the parents do not want to disrupt their lives.
  • Other reasons are purely economical.  People would rather stay together and be miserable than give up assets.

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From Here to Hollywood

DDB_blogimageDivorce is always a difficult thing to go through and most people try to keep the details of the various information to themselves.  But what if you are both celebrities and the details, all emotional, dramatic and upsetting pieces of information were available for all the world to see running through the tabloids?  Continue reading

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When can I start dating?

DDBMost couples who are going through a divorce are interested in knowing when they may begin bringing another person into the picture.  This is especially important when there are young children involved.  The ideal situation would be of course to discuss this with your spouse and come up with a mutual agreement that would work for both parents. Continue reading

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How Do We Tell the Children

TalkingWithYourChildAboutDivorceThere are many questions that divorcing couples explore when going through a divorce.  People want to know what to expect regarding the home, the finances, support and a myriad of other topics that come into play.  But the most burning question, and one of the most difficult to answer is How Do We Tell the Children? Continue reading

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HOW DO I KNOW MY MARRIAGE IS OVER?

People often ask for a marker as to when a marriage is clearly over.
This is a difficult question since people have different styles of communication and what signals work for some people do not work for others.  Although there is no way of predicting the end of a marriage, it may be helpful to look at the signs and try to answer the following 4 questions: Continue reading

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Retain control over the outcome

16582163-illustration-depicting-a-roadsign-with-an-under-control-concept-sky-backgroundMost married couples believe that when they are seeking a divorce they must  be angry and bitter toward their spouse.  This is not the best way to end a marriage.  A growing number of couples have decided that they no longer want to be married but recognize this is not an end to their relationship.  Continue reading

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Choosing an Attorney

18025216-confused-young-man-pondering-all-the-choices-before-making-a-decisionChoosing an Attorney to represent you in your divorce is not a “one size fits all,” journey. The best way to determine if your choice is appropriate is to meet with as many Attorneys as it takes in order to feel comfortable sharing your information. Continue reading

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Cry “Havoc!” And Let Slip the Dogs of War!

petA custody battle can be a dog-eat-dog affair.  This is especially true when the battle is over the household pet.  Litigation over pets has seen a significant rise in the past couple of years.  Unfortunately, to the dismay of most litigants, pets are not viewed as members of the family but rather merely as property in most states.  Steven May recently wrote in “Who Gets Custody of Pets in A Divorce” that “[w]hile it’s safe to say that most “pet parents” would disagree and see their companions as true members of the family, that view has no standing in court.” Continue reading

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In the View of Gain, Think of Righteousness

prenupSanette Tanaka, in a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Nothing Says Love Like a Prenup,” stated the most common topic in a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) is the increase in value of separate property.  This usually pertains to the increased value of real estate.  In Delaware, this increase in value can be considered marital property, subject to division, even if it was (or still is) owned entirely by one spouse prior to the marriage.  Continue reading

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The Door to Which I Found No Key

keylessNot everyone sees the end coming.  For some there has been a little talk of the end and for others there has been too much.  Often, though, the talking ends when someone moves out of the marital home.  What happens then when that person returns to find that the locks have been changed?  Continue reading

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Great Expectations

InheritancePip, the orphan from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, found himself unexpectedly in receipt of a large sum of money.  “You consider it, undoubtedly, a handsome sum of money.  Now, that handsome sum of money, Pip, is your own.”  So too in Family Court, inheritances, whether a handsome sum or not, belong solely to the recipient as his or her “own” money.  Continue reading

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The Gods Help Those That Help Themselves, Aesop

alimony 2While Aesop may have urged one to help oneself, self-help is not the answer in Delaware Family Courts, at least when it comes to terminating an alimony obligation.  Continue reading

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