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What to Do When You Receive Your Divorce Decree

Once you receive your divorce decree, your divorce has been officially finalized and it’s time for you to move to the next stage in your life. Make sure you read your divorce decree thoroughly as soon as you get it. This document contains all the information you need to know, including your obligations after the… Read More »

Keeping Some Property Separate During a Marriage

There are several ways you can keep some of your assets separated after you get married, even though many of the assets you own will become marital assets (meaning they would be subject to property division if you get divorced). It can take some planning to make this work, however. The most common tool used… Read More »

Tips for Working Seamlessly with Your Divorce Attorney

Your divorce attorney is perhaps the most valuable resource available to you during the divorce process. To that end, it’s important for the two of you to develop a good working relationship so that you can collaborate toward your goals. What steps can you take to make matters easier on your attorney and set you… Read More »

Tips for Communicating with Your Spouse During Divorce

It’s understandable if you would prefer to completely avoid your spouse while you are going through your divorce. However, there will be some situations in which at least a little communication is necessary. The following are some tips to help you make communication as effective and painless as possible. Time your communication right: Avoid speaking… Read More »

The Risk Factors That Make Divorce More Likely

There are many factors that can make a marriage harder work than it needs to be and make it more likely that it ends in a divorce. You may or may not have control over many of these factors. Still, there are some steps you can take to strengthen your relationship and give you and… Read More »

Which Occupations Have the Highest, Lowest Divorce Rates?

There’s a variety of factors that can make a divorce more likely for a couple, including social, economic and demographic factors. It therefore may come as no surprise that there are some occupations that tend to have higher divorce rates than others. The U.S. Census Bureau has data associated with divorce rates for those working… Read More »

Military Divorce Rate Remains Steady While Marriages Fall

Recent studies of divorces in the military indicate that, as of 2017, the overall divorce rate among service members stayed steady at the same rate in 2017. It was the fourth year in a row in which the rate was between 3 and 3.1 percent. This is slightly below the 3.2 percent overall divorce rate… Read More »

Keep Your Expectations in Check During a Divorce

When it comes to divorce, it’s important to remain as realistic as possible. There likely will never be a circumstance in which you get everything you want. Divorce is very much a give-and-take sort of process, with a lot of compromising and negotiating required. In fact, an unwillingness to compromise may not be in your… Read More »

How to Boost Your Social Security Spousal Benefits if You’re Divorced

As you approach your divorce, you can expect Social Security benefits to be an issue in the asset division process. Even if you’ve never worked under Social Security, there’s still a possibility you can get a share of your former spouse’s retirement benefits if you are 62 or older and if your spouse receives disability… Read More »

Starting Your Financial Recovery After a Divorce

Divorce can lead to you taking a big hit financially. At the very least, you are likely to lose a second source of income, which means you may need to adjust your lifestyle to meet your new financial reality. Below are some steps you can take to begin your financial recovery after a divorce: Don’t… Read More »