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Post-Divorce Mediation

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{4:54 minutes to read}  Couples who hire a divorce mediator, work toward a marital settlement agreement that addresses everything from parenting to real estate to retirement assets, and everything in between. Since divorce mediation is a forward thinking process, these agreements should contain a plan for the future, in particular for couples who have children. [...]

Lawyer Anna Ayscue Answers Your Unspoken Child Custody Questions

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One of the hardest aspects of divorce is getting you and your spouse to agree on how the lives of your children will be effected. When will you get to see them? Who gets to spend birthdays and holidays with them? How do you help them feel like a part of a family when everything is falling apart? Our attorney Anna Ayscue is here to take the case. Having been a member of our firm for years, she’(more...)

How To Calm Anger In Divorce

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Regardless of how civil or amicable you want your divorce to be, disagreements are inevitable. Knowing how to calm anger in divorce could be your key to resolving these disagreements and staying out of the courtroom.
When you’re negotiating over the division of assets and how to parent together, and the hurt and pain are fresh and raw, it’s hard to approach this simply as a business negotiation. It’s easy to let all (more...)

Paralyzed With Divorce Anxiety? Here’s What To Do

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No matter where you are in the divorce process it’s unavoidable: divorce anxiety and stress.
You know the feeling all too well. The fear of the unknown. The loss of control of the life we thought we knew. It’s normal to panic, but that doesn’t mean you have to go through your days worried that you’re doing something wrong in your divorce, or that you’re going to screw something (more...)

How to Interview a Divorce Lawyer: The Right Questions to Ask

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Filing for divorce or being served with divorce papers is perhaps one of the most daunting experiences spouses can ever go through. For the average person, this is usually a very confusing and troubling moment as they suddenly find themselves in unknown territory with no idea on how to proceed. While some may immediately get recommendations from friends and family on what to do next, the case is usually very different for others. Whatever end of this table you (more...)

What Mediation Can Do For You with Attorney Lindsay Willis

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Not all divorces are equal, as much as we’d like them to be. Sometimes spouses or parents can have a tough time of agreeing upon what is fair in a settlement. When that happens, we bring in a mediator to help spouses make decisions. Mediators are an excellent resource for families that just can’t seem to work it out on their own but don’t want to end up fighting in court. Recently, Lindsay (more...)

Bitcoin and Divorce: Are Cryptocurrencies Subject to Division?

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How Cryptocurrencies affect Divorce settlements in North Carolina
Since the advent of Bitcoin and subsequently a host of other cryptocurrencies with their astronomical values, there have been a few misconceptions about them. Some of these misconceptions dwell on the legality of cryptocurrencies and whether they are recognized by courts during divorce settlements.
This article aims to explore the legal status of BitCoin and other blockchain based cryptocurrencies in North Carolina and the impact they have during divorce settlements. If (more...)

How Long Before You Can Receive Spousal Support In A California Divorce?

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This is a point that concerns many couples who are facing divorce proceedings in the State of California. The answer to how long you must wait for spousal support depends on understanding the distinction between temporary and permanent spousal support orders.
Extending the divorce petition
The divorce process in California starts with the serving of the petition. The spousal support request can be filed at the same time as the petition. The court generally issues a hearing date between (more...)

The Increase In Gray Divorce And How It Could Hurt You

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The overall divorce rate in the U.S. might be declining but the rate for midlife divorce is increasing. So what’s causing the increase in gray divorce and how could it hurt you?
My guest for this latest Conversations About Divorce is Jocelyn Elise Crowley, author of Gray Divorce: What We Lose And Gain From Mid-Life Splits. Jocelyn and I chat about what’s driving the increase in mid-life divorce, the social penalty that men experience (more...)

How To Be Financially Stable And Secure After Divorce

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Divorce rocks a person’s financial stability and security like no other life event. Even if you saw it coming, you may not have made all the steps needed to go from two incomes to one. Settlements are messy and are messier if you have children. Usually, one parent pays child support and that can be a hardship. But child support often doesn’t make up for sharing all of the household expense and debt so the (more...)