Legal Separation and Divorce

July 16, 2018

The end of a marriage is a difficult time. There are many important decisions to be made ranging from where the children will live to who will keep the marital residence to how the bills will get paid. One decision that many couples face is whether to seek a legal separation or a divorce. Before […]

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Teenagers and Custody

July 15, 2018

Any parent of a teenager can tell you that parenting a teenager brings special challenges. Teenagers can be moody, difficult, and headstrong. When parents are divorcing or separating, a parenting plan will need to be put in place for any child who is still under the age of eighteen. However, a parenting schedule for a […]

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Divorce and Health Insurance

July 14, 2018

It is no secret that health insurance can be extremely expensive, and in some cases, it can even be difficult to obtain. The availability of health insurance can be a serious concern for spouses when they are facing a divorce or separation, and this is especially true when there are children involved. If you are […]

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New Tax Law and Spousal Maintenance

June 22, 2018

Divorce almost always means that both spouses need to do some substantial financial rearranging. Whereas couples used to have two people to contribute to the utilities, housing expenses, and child expenses, after divorce, the spouses will each have to figure out how to pay the bills and meet expenses on just one income. Spousal maintenance, […]

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Custody Evaluation Basics

June 18, 2018

Custody is often the most hotly contested issue in any divorce.  Parents just want what is best for their children, and in some cases, they cannot come to an agreement on what that is.  There are several ways that a parent may prove their case to a judge on what he or she believes is […]

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Name Changes After Divorce – You and Your Child

June 15, 2018

Divorce brings about a lot of changes.  This is no less true for the parties who are getting divorced than it is for the parties’ children.  Divorce can often mean a new home, a new school, or even a new state.  For the parents it can mean a new budget, a new job, or maybe […]

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How Standard of Living Matters for Divorce

June 13, 2018

During a marriage, the parties work together for the common goal of building their future, both emotionally and financially.  Depending on their particular incomes, asset availability, and the types of goals they have set, they will follow a particular standard of living.  When a relationship ends and the parties are going through a divorce, there […]

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Inheritance and Divorce

June 12, 2018

The ending of a relationship and a divorce is a stressful and chaotic time for the entire family.  During a divorce, the parties have to make a lot of critical decisions, including where the children will live, who gets the house, and how they will divide up their marital bills, just to name a few.  […]

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Pets and Divorce

Any pet owner knows that the pet is almost always considered part of the family.  Millions of American families adopt dogs and cats as well as more exotic choices, such as pot-bellied pigs or snakes.  In a divorce, the issue of who should receive the pet can be a contentious one, and many pet owners […]

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Who Gets the Engagement Ring?

June 11, 2018

Getting engaged is a joyous time.  The new couple faces an exciting future together and can start planning for their life right away.  The engagement ring is the ubiquitous symbol of the engagement.  In many cases, the engagement ring is a significantly expensive piece of jewelry.  In the unhappy event that the relationship ends, it […]

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