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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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When is mediation an option worth considering?

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Sometimes it seems that heading to court to settle a dispute is the only possible action to take. However, for many disputes, third-party neutral mediation can be a viable alternative to consider. This is true for each of the following situations… Where a will, trust, or power of attorney is the source of dispute A…
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How does a Will compare to a Trust?

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One of the most misunderstood aspects of estate planning is the difference between wills and trusts. Although speaking to an estate planning attorney is the best way to comprehend the differences, there are a few simple facts that can help you clarify the issue. The key differences between wills and trusts Whereas a will goes…
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Things you should know about divorce

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Divorce usually leaves many families stressed and depressed. Many kids of divorced parents have a hard time coming to terms with the outcome of the divorce. Therefore, both parents and the kids must understand divorce in depth. Here are a few things on divorce you should know. Settle on a decision after thoroughly thinking it…
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