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Category Archives: Divorce

Steps to Help You Get Ahead of Your Divorce

Divorces can be incredibly stressful affairs that are difficult on you and your children. However, the worst-case scenario for your divorce does not have to come to fruition. A little careful planning and preparation can help you mitigate the potential problems that could come your way in your divorce. The following are a few examples… Read More »

Opening and Closing Accounts During Your Divorce

One of the most important steps to take before you file for divorce is to create a full inventory of all your personal and joint accounts. This includes accounts with banks, credit unions, credit cards, brokerages and lending institutions. Included with this list should be the following All account numbers Whether the account is listed… Read More »

Important Things to Know About Residency Requirements and Divorce

When you begin the divorce process, you must understand the rules about where you can file your papers and which court has jurisdiction over your case. These are known as residency requirements. Before you can file, you must satisfy the basic legal requirement that either you or your spouse have a residence or domicile in… Read More »

Annulment: When is it an Option?

Just like a divorce, a civil annulment ends a marriage. However, the effect of an annulment is that the law will not recognize the marriage as ever having existed. It is not easy to get an annulment. Your marriage can only be annulled on certain grounds, such as: One spouse was not of sound mind… Read More »

Tips for Handling Electronic Data in a Divorce

In today’s digital-heavy age, it has become increasingly likely that electronic assets will become subject to a review during the divorce process. To that end, it’s important to think about what will happen to your emails, texts, Facebook posts, Tweets and other electronic communications and data. You might consider having your legal team dig into… Read More »

Tips for Achieving Financial Success During, After a Divorce

While planning for your divorce might seem like a daunting and unappealing process, it is important to prepare yourself for the process you are about to go through and what lies beyond it. Specifically, sound financial planning can help you avoid some of the challenges divorced people tend to face. Below are a few tips… Read More »

Analysis of Military Divorce Rates Shows Female Personnel Divorce Slightly More Often

Approximately 2.6 percent of married male service members got divorced in 2016, according to the Defense Manpower Data Center. The rate was identical to both 2015 and 2014. However, there was a slight increase in the number of female troops who divorced in 2016 — up to 6.6 percent from the previous year’s rate of… Read More »

Study Suggests Link Between Divorce Rate, How Husband Feels About Wife’s Friends

A new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships analyzes how the way couples feel about each other’s friends can influence their likelihood of a divorce. The study looked at 355 heterosexual couples. Researchers found that white couples were more likely to get divorced during the first year of marriage if the… Read More »

Retirement Planning Tips for Recently Divorced Couples

Once you’ve finalized your divorce, you may be eager to move on with your life. However, it is important to take care of some final housekeeping so that you can put yourself in the best financial position possible as you approach the future. The following are some steps to take to keep your retirement plan… Read More »

Supreme Court Reaches Unanimous Ruling in Key Military Divorce Case

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled unanimously in the case of Howell v. Howell that state courts may not offset losses of a divorced spouse’s allotted portion of veteran retirement benefits when the veteran forgoes retirement pay in favor of disability benefits. This brings an end to an issue that has been the subject to… Read More »

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