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Category Archives: Divorce

What’s the Difference Between a Divorce Trial and a Hearing?

If you’re like most people, you might think that a divorce hearing and a divorce trial are one in the same. In reality, they are similar, but there are a few differences between the two. The following is a quick overview of each: Divorce hearings Divorce hearings are typically used to obtain temporary orders from… Read More »

Important Terms to Know During a Divorce

As you go through a divorce, there’s a good chance you will come across some legal terminology with which you’re unfamiliar. The following are a few common examples: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR): A settlement process that occurs out of court, whether it’s through negotiations, mediation or arbitration. It is typically used to help divorcing couples… Read More »

Protecting Savings for Your Child’s College Education During Divorce

One question you might have while you are going through a divorce is what will happen to the money you’ve put away for your children in college savings accounts. You may wonder if those funds could be diverted to other purposes or if your kids will need to split the money with the children of… Read More »

What to Know About Uncontested Divorce in New York

An uncontested divorce is the simplest, most pain-free divorce process available. Essentially, it means that both parties are able to agree on all the major issues in their divorce, including how they will share parental responsibilities, child support and custody arrangements, alimony payments and the division of shared property and debts. If the parties are… Read More »

Really Bad (Yet Unfortunately Common) Pieces of Divorce Advice to Ignore

As you are going through a divorce, chances are you will receive a lot of unsolicited advice from family members and friends who may or may not have ever experienced a divorce of their own. Although they almost certainly mean well, it’s important to remember that each divorce is different, and any advice they give… Read More »

Why is Your Separation Date Important in a Divorce?

Often in a divorce, the date of separation is a key factor in determining how assets and debts are divided, who retains custody of the children and how much child support and/or alimony is owed. Most of the time, the date of separation is the date on which the two parties officially no longer lived… Read More »

Some Tips to Help You Deal with the Emotional Aspects of Divorce

Divorce isn’t easy on anyone, and you may be feeling many different emotions as you work through the process. There will be good days and bad, and sometimes it may feel like it will be impossible for you to move on. However, if you take some time to reflect, you will likely find you are… Read More »

Important Financial Steps to Take Before Divorce

As you prepare for a divorce, one issue you should be thinking about is how your finances will change as a result of your new situation. There may be some significant implications to your divorce, and it may take some planning to ensure you remain in good financial health. The following are some tips: Work… Read More »

Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Dating After a Divorce

Getting back into the dating world after a divorce can be exciting — as well as incredibly frightening. Before you decide to take this next step in your journey, there are a few questions you should ask yourself to be completely sure you are ready to date. What outcome do I hope to achieve in… Read More »

Couples More Likely to Get Divorced Upon Returning from Family Trips

According to research from sociologists at the University of Washington, divorce tends to be much more likely after couples get home from family vacations. It’s perhaps one of the primary reasons why divorce rates tend to spike in January and August of each year—those are the times right after the holidays and at the end… Read More »

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