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🎁Celebrating Every Type of Family Everywhere🎁

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This year, you may find yourself redefining Holiday traditions or celebrating together with new or blended family roles.  

Family is whatever we create and define for ourselves – it’s loving and being loved – and being there for each other when it matters most.  Whatever your family situation, we wish you moments worth remembering.

This month we invite you and your family to enjoy our most read articles of 2019 and some classics (more...)

Holiday Shopping Tips For A Divorced Parent

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Divorce is a stressful and life-changing event that can be tough on families all year round. But as the holiday season approaches, this can bring even more tension among children and parents. Kids might be splitting time between parents, stress-levels can be higher than usual, and parents may be struggling financially.

This becomes even more apparent when it comes time for holiday shopping. The financial toll of divorce—whether it’s paying for lawyers, declaring bankruptcy, or (more...)

How to Reach an Agreement in a Successful Mediation

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If you are in the midst of a divorce right now you may be considering mediation. Mediation is a common form of dispute resolution available as an alternative to the traditional court procedure. Think of mediation as an amicable negotiation with your spouse through the support of a third party referee. Mediation is quicker, cheaper, and more private than the regular divorce track, however it may not be for every couple. We have previously discussed the pros and cons (more...)

Alimony: Here’s What You Can Expect

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California and some other states offer legal separation and dissolution of marriage. For either, one person must file a petition in the court. If you have children and/or you need spousal support, you may apply to the court for temporary support only if you filed for divorce, legal separation, annulment of your marriage or if you have a protective order against your spouse. During the divorce trial, the court may revisit the temporary support orders. At (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...)

What You Need To Know About Bankruptcy And Divorce

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Guest post by Eva G. Bacevice, bankruptcy attorney and contributing writer at Upsolve
Divorce and bankruptcy often go together hand-in-hand. Financial strain can accelerate marital strife just as easily as pending separation can negatively impact your financial stability. While you may need to seek legal relief on both fronts, it is important to know how they impact one another, and that your personal circumstances will determine the best order to address them.
Types Of Bankruptcy
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How to Repair Your Credit Following a Divorce

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When you go through a divorce, emotional and lifestyle changes take place - to say the least. On top of these changes, there are many financial challenges to deal with during the fallout. To name a few, you may have to make alimony payments moving forward, take on new day-to-day expenses (as opposed to sharing costs with a spouse), or even establish an entirely new individual budget.

How to deal with divorce when your husband had affairs

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We're negotiating our divorce settlement and I believe I should be compensated for losing the family I wanted. My husband cheated, decided to leave, and I now miss my kids half the time and don't have a real family. I am so pissed I have to pay alimony! He was unfaithful — how is that fair!? He…

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How Can I Save Money On My Divorce?

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Today’s guest post is by Hannah Clark
Every divorce is unique and will have different issues and outcomes based on the circumstances. However, most divorces have one thing in common – they can be costly. While there will always be fees and court costs associated with a divorce, not every divorce has to break the bank. You want to start your post-marriage life in the best possible situation, so it’s always important to consider how (more...)

11 Common Financial Mistakes Made in Divorces

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During your marriage, you and your ex most likely comingled funds and budgeted together. These are sound marital practices, but divorce puts you in a position that requires an in-depth review of the income, expenses, and assets that you and your ex brought to the marriage and forces you to make important decisions with lasting implications. Too often people underestimate just how complex these issues can be and how important it is to make the right choices. Your best (more...)