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Divorce as a stay-at-home mom

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Divorce is a life-changing and challenging experience for anyone. But, for a stay-at-home mom, it can be frustrating since you depend on your spouse’s income for support. Therefore, before filing for divorce, it’s vital to plan to be prepared financially and emotionally. First, begin by obtaining all your financial records from credit card statements, tax…
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How mediation actually works

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Clients often ask how this process actually operates. While explaining how the mediation process should proceed and discussing all obligations and responsibilities, the attorney’s aim is to maintain a neutral position. All sides are encouraged to start by providing a clear picture of exactly where they stand. Areas of disagreement can then be clarified, and…
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How a prenup changes the divorce process

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A prenup is a written agreement between two couples before marriage that dictates what happens to your assets and income in the event of a divorce. If you have a prenuptial agreement with your spouse, it can make the divorce process less stressful since problems concerning money and assets are outlined. Additionally, it lessens the…
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Getting a divorce without going to court

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In some cases, you and your spouse can get a divorce without going to court through a process called divorce mediation. This process involves a neutral third party (mediator) who is often a divorce lawyer or a child custody expert. The divorce lawyer helps you and your partner settle any disputes such as asset division…
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The importance of full financial disclosure during a divorce

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Full financial disclosure is essential during a divorce to prevent unfair settlements and guarantee equitable property division. While rules vary by state, the court usually requires couples in a divorce to disclose their assets and debts. If you fail to disclose your finances, the court can impose severe penalties on you. For instance, if a…
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Does your child’s preference matter in a custody case?

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Custody cases can be difficult and emotional since parents aren’t okay with the fact that they will not see their child every day. However, they are a great way to decide on co-parenting without making your child suffer the effects of a divorce. While a judge usually rules in favor of your child’s best interest,…
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What is a high net worth divorce?

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A high net worth divorce is one in which the net worth of assets open for liquidation exceeds $1 million. This type of divorce may be common among former couples who founded successful companies during the marriage. High net worth divorces are not like the average marriage dissolution. It is not uncommon for proceedings that…
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An important reminder about relationship contracts

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It’s critical that individuals take a “me-first” stance when dealing with relationship contracts. Most couples don’t believe that they might split up someday. Many people don’t believe that a current loved one might ever act in a way that can harm them even when they’re told in writing that the possibility exists. Consider the following:…
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When to pursue a protective or restraining order

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Divorce and child custody cases can, unfortunately, become messy. If at any point in time you feel unsafe during the legal proceedings, you may want to speak to your lawyer about obtaining a protective or restraining order. You may be uncertain of what constitutes this kind of legal action. An order such as this should…
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