How To Lower Legal Fees During A Divorce

Ways To Lower Legal Fees During A Divorce

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Divorce can be ugly, but even the most amicable ones are expensive when you consider the loss of your family’s financial status-quo, potential child support payments, the unavoidable court costs, and the extensive legal fees often involved. When looked at together, too often these lead to financial ruin and negatively impact everyone involved, even the children. While you may not …

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Chameleon Kids

Chameleon Kids

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When parents divorce, the effects it can have on the children involved are countless. This is largely due to the level of upheaval, stress and uncertainty caused by a divorce. One such potential result from a divorce is to have a child who becomes what is known as a Chameleon Kid. This is most common in shared custody cases and …

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How Credit History Can Predict Divorce

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A Kansas State University researcher (Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human services and program director of personal financial planning) discovered that couples who argue about money in the beginning stages of a relationship are the likely to get divorced. The study was originally published in Family Relations Journal in 2012 and looked at long-term data from over …

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Avoiding Insurance Revenge

Avoiding Insurance Revenge

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The stress of divorce can often lead people to do irrational and unpredictable things, especially when emotions are running high. Spouses may try to punish their former spouses by restricting time spent with children or by fighting for control of certain assets. Sometimes, though, spouses, will go to extreme lengths to get revenge, including violating terms of shared insurance. While …

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What Is The Difference Between An Emotional Affair And A Physical Affair

What Is The Difference Between An Emotional Affair And A Physical Affair?

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Marital infidelity is one of the most common grounds for marriage dissolution. In some cases when a spouse files for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, infidelity may be at the heart of the petition. While many people think about cheating in terms of one spouse committing adultery by engaging in a sexual relationship with someone they are not married to, divorce …

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Proof of Cheating Through Ceel Phone Use

Proof of Cheating Through Cellphone Use

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A cellphone provides an easy form of communication for individuals who are carrying on an extra-marital affair. A spouse can keep in touch with the other woman or man through text messages discreetly and at any time. On the other hand, cellphones provide an excellent source of evidence of infidelity. It may be possible to collect evidence such as the …

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Divorce and Bankruptcy

Divorce and Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy and divorce are often linked. Financial problems are cited frequently as reasons for marital issues that eventually lead to divorce. However, recent studies have revealed that it is only the primary factor in a low number of divorces. In some cases, divorce itself can lead to a bankruptcy filing as marital money issues turn into insurmountable debt for one …

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How To Divorce A Narcissist

How To Divorce A Narcissist

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Divorce is always stressful and painful. However, it can be made easier when both parties are able to set aside their differences and work cooperatively towards a solution. That usually does not happen when one of the spouses is a narcissist, however. Defining narcissism Narcissism is an extreme obsession with one’s self. It is the need to put one’s self …

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Divorce and Immigration

Divorce And Immigration

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For those who are married to US citizens but are immigrants to the country themselves, divorce can be incredibly complex and difficult to navigate. Accusations that the foreign-born spouse used marriage to facilitate easier immigration to the US are not uncommon. Questions about continued residence in the country or about child custody or spousal support are common ones too. Divorce …

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The Different Types of Infidelity

Types of Infidelity

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Infidelity is present in nearly . The concept is not limited to just men, as women both young and old are closing in on their male counterparts in its frequency. This is due in part to the fact that women are more physically and financially self-supporting than ever, and this can lead to harming a marriage more easily than in …

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Parenting Classes Through Divorce

Parenting Classes Through Divorce

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Many parents who are getting a divorce are ordered by the court to attend parenting classes. These may be in situations where abuse or neglect has occurred, but much more often, it is used to help parents develop more advanced skills in communicating or discipline. Attending these classes should not be considered a punishment for wrongdoing or an indication of …

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What Does The Length Of Marriage Mean To A Divorce Case

What Does The Length of Marriage Mean To A Divorce Case?

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When going through a divorce, there are many factors that figure into what ultimately happens. Every divorce is different, and a judge will make a ruling based on many factors including whether or not children are involved, the income disparity between spouses, educational disparity, the events leading to the divorce and how long the couple has been married. Length of …

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Divorce And Poverty

How Poverty Exacerbates Divorce and Vice Versa

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As more American families are climbing out of the Great Recession and trying to get back on track with regard to their financial situations, divorce rates in the United States resumed their gradual decline since their peaks in the 1980s. The widely mentioned 50 percent divorce rate has already been debunked by sociologists and demographers, but there is a chance …

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Divorce And Car Insurance

Divorce And Car Insurance

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There are many details to attend to in a divorce from child custody arrangements to dividing the marital assets. With the upheaval and chaos that a divorce can cause, it may be easy to overlook seemingly small details such as motor-vehicle insurance. A couple who is getting divorced should separate their car insurance policies. A couple should not separate their …

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Divorce And Life Insurance Beneficiaries

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Divorce can be an intense and complex process from both an emotional and financial standpoint. Individuals who are going through a divorce often have to deal with dividing assets, establishing themselves financially, and managing the social impacts that the action might have on children. In all of this complexity, it may be easy to forget about life insurance. Married couples …

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Child Support Statistics 2014

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The national statistics associated with non-payment of child support betray a pressing societal issue. The prevalence of “deadbeat parents” has led to many children spending their formative years in poverty and uncertainty. According to research, parents who shirk the financial responsibility of child support may create for their children a home environment where the custodial parent must struggle to provide …

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Joint Cutody - Who pays For Childcare

Joint Custody: Who Pays For Childcare?

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Divorce is always complicated, but it can be even more so when young children are involved. Most parents have a strong desire to make the divorce as smooth and painless as possible for children. To do that, many choose to enter into joint custody arrangements, allowing the kids spend time with each parent. During a divorce negotiation involving joint custody, …

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Taxes And Divorce

Tax Implications In A Divorce

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When considering divorce, most couples focus on the emotional and financial impact of the divorce. Custody and support issues and the division of marital property tend to dominate most people’s concerns. Unfortunately, many couples fail to consider the short- and long-term tax implications of a divorce until after the proceedings are finalized. The failure to account for the tax implications …

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Paying For Your Attorney In A Divorce

Paying For Your Attorney In A Divorce

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Divorce is both legally and financially complex. The cost of assuming financial responsibility for debts, bills, and other considerations that were previously paid in part or in full by a spouse, is daunting. This does not include the rising legal fees associated with ending a marital union. Many soon-to-be divorced individuals struggle with how to pay for representation during the …

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Baby Boomers' Impact On The Rise In Divorce Cases

Baby Boomers’ Impact On The Rise In Divorce Cases

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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota clarified some key points about divorce in America and went against the traditional narrative regarding divorce’s relative rarity post-1970s. It looked at divorce among different age groups rather than simply tracking divorce over time, providing a more nuanced look at how couples have built their lives in the past 50 …

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Being First to File A Divorce - What's at Stake?

Being First To File For Divorce: What’s at Stake?

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There may be certain advantages to being the first to file for a divorce. Individuals who feel as though their marriages are dissolving may want to consider what’s at stake when figuring out if they want to stay or if they want to begin the process of filing. In many cases, people may have an inkling that divorce is on …

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Moving Out The Right Legal Steps Before A Divorce

Moving Out: The Right Legal Steps Before A Divorce

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One of the first considerations that comes to mind for many people considering a divorce is where to live during the proceedings. Especially for married couples who own a house together, this can be a challenging topic to consider for a number of reasons. On an emotional level, the common desire is to move out and start becoming independent once …

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Should Pre-Divorce Counseling Be Mandatory for Married Couples

Should Pre-Divorce Counseling Be Mandatory for Married Couples?

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According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, almost 40 percent of new marriages are at risk of ending in divorce. In an attempt to reverse this trend, several state and local officials are increasing their efforts to prevent divorces. One such measure is a requirement that couples attend pre-divorce counseling. Divorce counseling can help unhappy couples figure …

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How to End an Abusive Relationship Through Divorce

How to End an Abusive Relationship Through Divorce

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According to statistics, in almost 20 percent of marriages spouses may slap, hit or assault each other. When adding in the number of individuals who are also emotionally and verbally abused, the numbers rise even higher. These statistics are often inaccurate as domestic violence oftentimes goes unreported, sometimes because individuals are unaware of the abuse. For those who are aware …

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What Is A Covenant Marriage?

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A covenant marriage is an additional option offered to couples who want to solidify their bond. Based on the only kind of marriage recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, covenant marriages are meant to last for a lifetime. While divorce is possible, Brief History As divorce rates rose dramatically in the 1980s and 1990s, states began introducing legislation to allow …

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