Nicolás Obregón


Nicolás Obregón has been a freelance writer with Nolo since September 2021. He’s worked as a researcher/writer for a travel magazine in London and as an editor for a legal publisher, and now writes mystery novels for Penguin Random House. More on his writing can be found on his website, or all the usual social media places.

Articles By Nicolás Obregón

$300? $8,000? $75,000? Just How Much Does Divorce Cost?
The answer might surprise you. Here’s your handy guide to understanding the price of un-partnering.
How to Collect Child Support From Your Deadbeat Ex
deadbeat: one who persistently fails to pay personal debts or expenses Merriam-Webster All divorced or separated parents have an ongoing legal obligation to financially support their children. Even so, too many kids grow up without the adequate financial support from both parents. Thanks to strict
5 Kinds of Marriage That Can Be Annulled
If divorce is the end of a marriage, annulment treats it as though it never existed. A marriage can be annulled only when the law considers your marriage either void or voidable. Examples of void marriages—unions that aren’t legal to begin with—are where there’s bigamy or incest. An example of
What If You Win the Lotto? Why the Date of Separation in a Divorce Matters
Separating couples can be forgiven for focusing on the date their divorce becomes final. However, there are financial reasons why the date of separation is just as—if not actually more—important. Courts in many states use this as an important deciding factor when it comes to issues related to property
10 Top Tips for Divorce DIYers
Do-it-yourself divorce means leaving the attorneys out of the equation and saving money. But not all cases are good for DIY, and how you approach DIY can impact the outcome and your stress level along the way. Before moving forward with your case, check out these 10 tips. 1. Is It for You? You’re probably
"What Do You Think of My Case?" 10 Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney
Get a list of critical issues to cover with any family law lawyer you're considering hiring.
Quick-and-Dirty Divorce Checklist: 7 Tasks to Get You off on the Right Foot
Overwhelmed? Look here for a clear list of to-dos for your divorce, covering everything from docs to gather to long-term plans to make.
6 Steps for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads to Prepare for Divorce
From figuring out which legal route to take to planning for your future, here's some key guidance for stay-at-home parents looking at divorce.
Solo Divorce: Can You Legally End Your Marriage Without Your Spouse?
I used to hope that you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own. —Rachel Wolchin Can you actually get a divorce without your spouse? The answer is yes—depending on the circumstances. Though it can be challenging, it’s doable when you know the steps you’ll have to take. In the past, the law
Cheating? Finances? In-Laws? What Actually Causes Divorce?
As the saying goes, people grow apart. But why do marriages really end? We studied the research to bring you the top 8 reasons.