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What Happens To Maintenance If Your Ex Dies?

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Throughout the process of divorce, many logistics need to be settled, sorted and agreed upon. These items can range from asset allocation, property distribution, and possibly child custody. Something to consider beyond this time is the financial support that one spouse may offer the other.

In traditional spousal support payouts, if the financial supporter passes away, the payments to the ex-spouse can sometimes also halt with the death.

Whether there is a legal obligation through court order alimony or (more...)

5 Steps Everyone Should Take To Reassess Their Finances After A Divorce

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There’s plenty of things that you begin to doubt when you’re going through a divorce. Make sure your personal finances aren’t one of them. 

All too often, those
enduring divorce fall victim to dramatics and heated emotions, leading to rash
decisions. Gain control of your future by knowing the appropriate route to take
when moving forward. Make the most of your monetary assets, realize exactly
what you should protect and move on (more...)

Selling Your House During a Divorce

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One of the many tough decisions that a divorcing couple face is what to do about the family house. Many, if not most, couples sell it and divide the profits, but the decision is difficult because the family house was the family home until the divorce.
When a divorcing couple reaches the part of their breakup where the family house is on the table, each should always say and think house, not home. The family house is often the (more...)

The Impact Divorce Can Have On Your Family And Mental Health

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If you’re going through a separation or divorce, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it can all get stressful.

The sleepless nights, the lack of appetite, and the worries about what’s best for the children tell you that.

You may put a brave face on to the world because that’s what you’re “meant to do” and it’s “best for the children”.

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What You Need To Know About The Divorced Spouse Social Security Benefit

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A big part of divorce is figuring out the impact ending your
marriage will have on your finances. The obvious concerns are what it means for
your present lifestyle, but you can’t ignore the consequences on retirement. That
means understanding the Divorced Spouse Social Security benefit. There are lots
of rules and caveats for this benefit and it’s hard to remember them all …

Joining me for this Conversation is Leah Hadley from Great Lakes (more...)

Ready For A Confidence Boost? Quit Hanging Around People Who Suck

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Are you divorced and working to rebuild your self-esteem? When you’re working to get your confidence back and build boundaries, there is one “hiding in plain sight” barrier that will keep you from reaching your goals.

And that’s surrounding yourself with toxic people.

You know *exactly* who they are…

The pushy one with unsolicited advice that makes you doubt your decisionsThe catty bitch with snide comments and back-handed complimentsThe one who blames (more...)

How To Find The Right Divorce Attorney For You

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More and more people are filing for divorce themselves,
without lawyers. But most people do need legal advice on at least some aspects
of their divorce. And, sometimes, couples can’t agree, and the divorce turns
into a fully contested, litigated divorce. So how do you find the right divorce
attorney for you?

The challenge is often knowing where to start. You’re
unfamiliar with the legal system in general and with domestic relations, in
particular.

You&(more...)

Alimony – Not the Same as “All Your Money”

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The issue of spousal support has ended more than one well-meaning mediation and polarized its fair share of litigated divorces.  Everything is going great until someone says the word “alimony” and all of sudden, defenses go up, wallets go hiding and paychecks get “lost.”

“You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.”   ~ John BarrymoreWhat is alimony (or spousal support)?   How long (more...)

10 Things To Consider When Reducing Child Support

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Guest post by Carlos Martinez, Legal Solutions of New Mexico
Child support orders are based on your circumstances at the time the order is issued. As we all know, circumstances can change, and many people might want – or need – to reduce the amount of child support they are paying. While this is possible in some situations, you need to get the court’s permission. You should not simply start paying less without a modified order. The (more...)

What to do When Divorcing Your Spouse AND the House

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If you’re getting divorced, then you should pay extra special attention to the real estate matters of your divorce.  There are many complexities when it comes to divorce and real estate and the potential for problems can be many.  Having professionals who understand these complexities and can work as a team to make things flow easier for you in the process of your divorce, can be priceless.

“Home should be an anchor, a port (more...)