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Is There a “Healthy” Way to Divorce?

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Collaborative, Amicable, Mediated Divorce. 
Conscious Uncoupling.  What do all
of these things mean?  What is the best
choice for me?  These are evolving
expressions that help define an evolving divorce process. 

“Divorce is like construction…It always takes longer and costs more than you think!.” ~ Karen Covy Today’s society finds more and more couples deciding together that separation divorce is the best option for their family.  Even in (more...)

Is Co-Parenting Right For Your Family?

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When two parents get divorced, it does not change their parental rights or responsibilities. Provided having relationships with both parents is in the best interest of the child, the court will likely grant shared custody of the child to the parents. This means that the parents must abide by a set schedule for trading off time with the child, as well as determine who will make which important decisions for the child’s well-being, including education, religion, and (more...)

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...)

What Could Make An IRS Problem Worse? Divorce

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Being in trouble with the IRS is no one’s idea of fun to begin with and getting divorce can make that problem even worse.
It’s pretty typical in a marriage for one spouse to take on the responsibility for doing the taxes. Often times, the other spouse is all too happy to be relieved of that task.
And then divorce happens …
And then they find out that the taxes they thought had been filed, (more...)

Property Statutes

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Property statutes – click one to be taken to an expanded definition.

§ 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property upon divorce

§ 50-20.1. Pension and retirement benefits

§ 50-21. Procedures in actions for equitable distribution of property; sanctions for purposeful and prejudicial delay

§ 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property upon divorce(a) Upon application of a party, the court shall determine what is the marital property and divisible property and divisible (more...)

6 Tips To Getting A Mortgage After Divorce

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When I was going through my divorce several years ago, amongst the countless worries that kept me up at night was the fact that I wanted to stay in my home. But, even if I was fortunate enough to get the house in the divorce settlement, how would I go about getting a mortgage after divorce? I knew little about the process, AND I was not employed at the time. It was beyond stressful.
 
Jeremy Woods is a (more...)

Financial Fraud in Divorce: How You Can Protect Your Interests

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If you believe that your soon-to-be ex-spouse will be honest about the disclosure and division of assets and income, think again! According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, nearly one-third of U.S. couples filing for divorce engage in financial infidelity.
Financial fraud in divorce is quite common in the U.S.  One spouse may hide or misrepresent assets or steal the identity of their ex-partner to tweak the divorce settlement in his/her favor. Moreover, the (more...)

The oligarch, his ex-wife and their bitter £450m divorce. Enter Interpol…

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Russian oil tycoon fighting high court ruling over payout calls on international police agency to stop the seizure of his assetsIt’s a divorce battle that pitches Moscow against London, involving tax havens, sumptuous properties, a mega-yacht and priceless art. Now, the acrimonious row between Farkhad Akhmedov, a Putin ally and oligarch, and his former wife has taken a new, rancorous twist. After more than three years fighting a high court ruling ordering Akhmedov to pay Tatiana Akhmedova, (more...)

Divorce From Your Child’s Perspective. Things To Think About.

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Most parents don’t know the options that are available to divorcing couples rather than the aggressive ‘Going to Court’ option.  Most solicitors in fact don’t favour taking your case to Court as it is expensive and can be very damaging to everyone in the family, particularly your children.
Mediation is a good option – and it DOESN’T mean trying to get back together.
Mediation is an effective way of (more...)