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Divorce CAN be nobody’s fault – can’t it?

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The law affecting families in England and Wales is changing. Since legal aid was withdrawn in family law cases by legislation in 2012, resolving disputes amicably on divorce has never been more important. People are having to navigate a complex legal framework without legal support at the most emotionally fraught time of their lives.
But the law itself is failing divorcing couples by making compromise more difficult. It effectively encourages spouses to attribute blame even when no-one is at (more...)

Why MacKenzie Bezos deserves half of her husband’s wealth | Jill Filipovic

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The Bezoses will probably settle their divorce quietly. But I hope MacKenzie fights for a share of their assets that is consonant with her contributionsThis week, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced that they are divorcing. Each is one-half of the world’s richest couple, thanks to Amazon, making their divorce potentially one of the most complicated. It needn’t be: MacKenzie should walk away with a clean half.This is already the (more...)

A Very Modern Divorce: the new rules of splitting up

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In England and Wales, there are still only five ways to get a divorce and three of those involve living separately for at least two years.
Divorce in the UK can be messy, drawn out and extremely painful for the whole family.
But it doesn’t have to be like this.
As Nigel Shepherd, chair of Resolution, the campaigning organisation of family lawyers, & head of family law at Mills & Reeve said, ‘We’re still (more...)

How To Keep Your Marital Home With Your Ex After Divorce

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Typically, the marital home in divorce either gets sold or one spouse buys out the other spouse but these days we’re seeing more and more cases where this isn’t what people want. Couples are wanting to know how to keep your house with your ex after divorce.
What’s driving these conversations are rising interest rates making it difficult to refinance. Home prices are also going up making it impossible for both spouses to (more...)

How an Oklahoma Prenuptial Agreement Can Actually Help Couples Before Marriage

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Prenuptial agreements, also known as “prenups” and “antenuptial agreements,” have always received bad press and negative connotations. However, prenups have become more common in recent years, especially for second marriages, blended families, and individuals who are concerned about protecting a separate business, family gifts or inheritance. 
Antenuptial agreements are commonly believed to be a negative occurrence prior to marriage because they are predicated on the couple eventually divorces. This is a common misunderstanding that (more...)

Demystifying Attorney’s Fees

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One of the biggest hurdles to climb when considering legal representation is usually the attorney’s fees. Attorney fee rates vary largely from not just one firm to another but also from one city to another. When it comes to hiring an attorney, false assumptions about their fees and associated expenses can have a detrimental effect on your case and be very costly to you. This makes it very important to ask the right questions and have a (more...)

What Happens to My Estate Plan When I Divorce in Oklahoma?

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Many individuals neglect an important issue both during and after a divorce. If you and your spouse created an estate plan during your marriage, chances are you may not have the same wishes in your estate plan that you have now. 
Neglecting to consider your estate plan during your divorce and failing to update your estate plan after a divorce can have serious consequences for you and your family. We highly recommend consulting with a divorce attorney and (more...)

Can Pets Be Separate Property in a Divorce in Oklahoma?

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Under Oklahoma law, animals and family pets are still considered property during a divorce proceeding, and thus will be distributed as property under the equitable distribution doctrine. 
The necessity to determine how family pets are divided during divorce proceedings is evident in the number of people choosing to forgo having children, and instead, adopting “fur babies.”
Being able to anticipate how a court will likely divide your pets helps your divorce attorney better prepare you for (more...)

How Recent Federal Tax Code Changes Will Make Alimony Payments Go Up in Florida

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How Recent Federal Tax Code Changes Will Make Alimony Payments Go Up in Florida
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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:39

United States
Florida

Are you a breadwinner planning to get divorced in Florida? Beware -- a new law could make you pay more in alimony.

The new law, called the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), went into effect last year.  It changed the way the IRS taxes alimony payments. For the last 75 (more...)

Is An Uncontested Divorce Possible For You?

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The Basics of Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce is one where all of the issues are settled without litigation by attorneys. It requires a couple to agree on all the important points, such as alimony, child custody, and how to divide their property. This is typically the best-case scenario because the divorce will be over quicker, and legal fees will be lower with less for lawyers to do in court.
A contested divorce is the opposite. Strong disagreements between (more...)