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Divorce and Social Security

Approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce. Divorce can affect many aspects of a person's life. One aspect that most people do not even consider is their social security benefits. A divorced spouse can receive up to 50% of their ex-spouse's social security benefit. According to the Social Security Administration, if you have not applied [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:32:57-05:00December 23rd, 2014|Divorce|Comments Off on Divorce and Social Security

How Can You Keep Your Impending Divorce From Turning Into an Ugly Battle?

Your worst fear might be to have your divorce turn ugly right before your eyes, especially where children are involved. Consider these few tips that can help you eliminate your concerns about an ugly battle in court: Attempt Mediation If you believe that you and your partner can come to an agreement on the majority [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:32:58-05:00January 21st, 2014|Divorce|Comments Off on How Can You Keep Your Impending Divorce From Turning Into an Ugly Battle?

How To Tell Your Children About Your Divorce

As if divorce wasn't difficult enough, if you have children, you bear the additional burden of sharing the decision with your kids. There are some best practices about how to broach and discuss the issue. Choose Your Words Even if you're on bad terms with your spouse, try to come up with similar statements to [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:00-05:00May 6th, 2013|Divorce|Comments Off on How To Tell Your Children About Your Divorce

Not Ready To Divorce? Consider A Legal Separation

Divorce is a difficult decision, especially if children are involved. Some couples may feel it not in their best interest to continue residing together but they are not yet ready to terminate the marriage. A legal separation allows spouses many of the same benefits as divorce without actually ending the marriage. Upon filing for legal [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:00-05:00March 9th, 2013|Divorce|Comments Off on Not Ready To Divorce? Consider A Legal Separation

Mistakes Made in Divorce Cases Can Be Costly

The process of going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved. Proceedings can be lengthy, personal lives tend to be exposed, and degrees of anger, regret and emotional pain often come with the territory. Some divorce proceedings go relatively smoothly, and some couples do reach a divorce settlement rather amicably. But many divorce cases [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:07-05:00June 6th, 2012|Divorce|Comments Off on Mistakes Made in Divorce Cases Can Be Costly

Weigh All Options in Choosing a Divorce Attorney

The most recent statistics indicate that almost 50 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce. Although this figure includes men and women who have been married before, the numbers are still staggering. It is an unfortunate reality in our society that dissolution of marriage and divorce is almost cliché. Numerous factors are cited for this. [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:07-05:00April 18th, 2012|Divorce|Comments Off on Weigh All Options in Choosing a Divorce Attorney

What Is A Dissolution?

There are several legal ways to terminate a marriage, including divorce, uncontested divorce, annulment, and dissolution. An uncontested divorce typically occurs when one party cannot be found, is incarcerated, or will simply not respond to communication efforts by the other party of his lawyer. The spouse with an attorney simply files the paperwork with the [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:08-05:00January 25th, 2012|Divorce|Comments Off on What Is A Dissolution?

How To Manage Your Financial Status After A Divorce

Once your divorce is finalized, it will be up to you to get your finances in order. In order to become self-sufficient again, organizing your finances is very important. To get you headed in the right direction, here are some steps you should take. First, if you have not done so already, make sure you [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:09-05:00August 23rd, 2011|Divorce|Comments Off on How To Manage Your Financial Status After A Divorce

What Is ‘No Fault’ Divorce?

Generally speaking, a no fault divorce means that either spouse can file for divorce without having to prove the other spouse is guilty of any wrongdoing.  In contrast, fault divorces require wrongdoing to be proven. Depending on the state where you live, these “faults” can include adultery, cruelty, homosexuality, inability to have sex, failure [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:09-05:00July 17th, 2011|Divorce|Comments Off on What Is ‘No Fault’ Divorce?

A Stress-Reducing Option in Divorce Law

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, divorce is the second most stressful event in life. Only the death of a family member is a greater stressor. Stress is widely recognized as an epidemic condition today, but few are aware that stress is directly linked to more than 60 percent of appointments made to see physicians. [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:10-05:00May 23rd, 2011|Divorce|Comments Off on A Stress-Reducing Option in Divorce Law
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