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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...)

Filing For Divorce Without a Lawyer

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Many people go to family court without a lawyer.
A person who moves through his or her court case without an attorney is called a pro se filer. He or she is a self-represented litigant (SRL)
The number of self-represented litigants (“SRLs”) is often the highest in family cases—divorce or separation and custody issues – where the parties can negotiate the terms and conditions of the breakup without acrimony.
Pro se divorce filing works best (more...)

Why You Can’t Win A Divorce

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And what to expect along the way

Going through a divorce is stressful for everyone involved, including spouses and their children. Pop culture has ingrained the idea that one “wins” divorce, but it is so much more complicated than that.

Dealing with the legal process and financial obligations can be overwhelming, let alone the parenting aspect. Then there is the healing process and moving forward either living single or dating. All of this amounts to enormous stress, (more...)

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...)

💀 Your Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare! 💀

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Why do so many divorces become the stuff nightmares are made of?

“The ceremony took six minutes.  The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

You don’t have to be haunted by your Ex or your divorce. The secret lies in your attitude, the divorce professionals you choose and the path you decide to take. One of the biggest (more...)

What’s Scary About Selling Your Wedding Rings?

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The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and #spookyseason is trending on social media. It’s the time of year to face your fears. Have you ever noticed a pang in your stomach when you’re getting rid of anything related to your wedding memories?

Let’s clear out the cobwebs and figure out why you’re feeling stuck. What’s so frightening about selling your wedding rings?

Selling Wedding Rings Means Letting (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.

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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 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.

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Prepping For Back To School As A Single Parent

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The back to school season is one that is both hectic and exciting for parents and kids alike. Getting back into the routine of the school year is a difficult feat, especially as a single mom or dad. As you start shopping for supplies, planning out schedules, and balancing extracurriculars, it’s important to prepare for all that lies ahead. Consider the tips below as your guide to prepping for back-to-school as a single parent.
Utilize Tutoring Programs
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