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Should You File for Separation or Divorce?

Although many people use the words “divorce” and “separation” interchangeably, these terms actually refer to two very different legal options. Understanding the impact that separation and divorce will have on your marriage can empower you to make the right choice for your relationship and, if applicable, your children. Couples filing for separation When couples enter… Read More »

Internet in the Bedroom

For over twenty years the internet has been blamed for breaking up marriages. Why not bring the internet into the bedroom? The United Kingdom publication “The Register”, reported on November 15, 2002 that over 80% of divorce lawyers in an annual conference in Chicago said the internet has played a significant role in the divorces… Read More »

Important Steps to Financially Prepare for your Divorce

It’s no secret that a divorce can have a significant impact on your finances. To achieve the best possible settlement, it’s important to financially prepare in advance. The following steps will help you get ready for your financial future: Collect your financial records: You will want to go into your divorce with accurate and up-to-date… Read More »

Avoid these 5 Common Mistakes During Your Divorce

During the course of a divorce, emotions can run high. This may sometimes cause those involved to lose perspective when it comes to negotiations related to child custody and the division of assets. If you are going through a divorce, it is important to avoid making the following mistakes: Listening to advice from non-lawyers. Throughout… Read More »

Tips for Handling a Divorce in Your 20s

Going through a divorce can be difficult at any age. For couples who end a marriage while in their 20, however, it may be especially challenging. Here are some helpful tips if this is the situation in which you find yourself: Delay dating until your divorce is final: Even though friends may want to help… Read More »

Research Shows Marriage in Late-20s Reduces Divorce Risk

A recent analysis of research from a sociologist at the University of Utah found that couples are less likely to divorce when they enter into a marriage in their late 20s rather than earlier in life. The researcher, Nicholas Wolfinger, stated that individuals’ risk of divorce gradually declines from when they are teenagers through their… Read More »

Strategies for Planning Your Post-Divorce Finances

While married, couples usually build financial stability and long-term savings goals together, but when your partner is no longer in the picture, you may need to reassess your finances entirely.   If you are going through a divorce, consider the following strategies to help with post-settlement financial security: Maintain awareness of your financial situation. As… Read More »

What Happens to Frozen Embryos After a Divorce?

When a couple cannot conceive naturally, they may elect to go through the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Although this process may provide a couple with the ability to have a child when they are together, treatment of the frozen embryos may become complicated when a couple divorces. This month, a divorcing couple made… Read More »

How to Determine if Mediation is Best for Your Divorce

Mediation is an increasingly used method of divorce that allows couples to work together to arrive at a mutual agreement on how to settle issues related to their divorce. In mediation, you typically work with one legal professional, who guides your decisions and turns agreements into a binding settlement. When mediation may be beneficial Mediation… Read More »

What to Know About Alimony When Going Through a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, you will want to be aware of how alimony will be determined, and how these decisions will impact your finances after your divorce ends. Alimony is a form of spousal support that is paid by one member of a divorced couple to the other. Decisions concerning who pays… Read More »


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