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Category Archives: Divorce

Child Tax Credits After Your Divorce

Some of the most valuable tax credits are those that are granted to parents to help provide assistance with the costs of raising their children. But when parents are separated or divorced, who gets to take advantage of these tax credits? There are different stipulations for each type of tax credit: Child and Dependent Care… Read More »

You Can Appeal a Divorce Arrangement if There Was a Mistake

If you believe that the judge in your divorce hearings made some sort of error that led to an unfair arrangement or that otherwise impacted your case, you do have the ability to file an appeal. In this situation, a higher court would review the original case and the original judge’s decision. However, it is… Read More »

How to Help Your Children Get Through Your Divorce

Divorce is certainly a stressful process for children. However, there are still ways that you can help your kids get through the process so that it is easier for them to be at peace with your decision and get back to living a happy, “normal” life. The following are few tips for helping your children… Read More »

Contrary to Popular Belief, National Divorce Rate is Declining

You’ve probably heard the statistic thrown around that 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, and that the amount of divorces in America is increasing all the time. However, a recent piece from the New York Times suggests that neither of these “facts” are true. The following are few of the facts presented in… Read More »

Military Divorce Rates at Lowest Level in a Decade

New statistics released by the U.S. Department of Defense indicate that the divorce rate among service members decreased again in 2014, putting it at the lowest point it has been since 2005. The statistics include divorces among both officers and enlisted service members. Pentagon officials say that the military divorce rate was 3.1 percent in… Read More »

The Most Common Divorce Myths

If you are preparing to go through a divorce, chances are you’ve heard a lot of misinformation about divorce statistics, how you’ll feel after a divorce and more. Here are a few of the most common myths that you can ignore: Divorce is always harmful for children. While divorce certainly isn’t a piece of cake… Read More »

Fraudulent Marriages

Many individuals are happy to be married once. Many individuals are happy when that first marriage ends and would never think of marrying again. However, one woman, in the Bronx, was so enamored with the idea of being married that she didn’t stop with one marriage, or even two. She was married ten times, and… Read More »

How to Make Sure Alimony Payments Are Tax Deductible

Not all alimony payments automatically qualify as being tax deductible. There are seven different requirements that the IRS has for taxpayers who want to deduct payments they make for alimony. They are as follows: Payments should be in cash or check. You cannot give assets that equal the value of your payment if you want… Read More »

Divorce by Facebook: New Development in Divorce Law and Procedure

On April 6, 2015 a New York City Judge gave permission for a woman to serve divorce papers on her husband via a Facebook message.  Ms. Baidoo, a 26 year old woman who sought to divorce her husband Victor Sean Blood-Dzraku was unable to serve Mr. Blood-Dzraku through normal means.  Normally a divorce is served… Read More »

Study Indicates Living with Partner Before Marriage Increases Likelihood of Divorce

If you have wondered whether living together before marriage has an impact on the quality of marriage, a new study from the Center for Marital and Family Studies indicates that it does. According to the survey performed by the organization targeting couples that have been married for fewer than 10 years, there appears to be… Read More »

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