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Living Separately While Married: Where do I Live?

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WHERE TO LIVE WHILE YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE ARE SEPARATED?  
If you are considering a divorce in North Carolina then you probably already know that you must be separated for one year before you can file for Absolute Divorce. This means you may need to go house hunting for a short-term rental which only adds more stress. Fortunately, there are some very important steps you can take during the separation period that can make this transition a bit (more...)

Expert Help Now Can Avoid Costly Problems Later!

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Sometimes divorce can be so emotionally taxing that common sense and reason
are overtaken by raw emotion and reflexive action.  This can be extremely dangerous.  We could be putting ourselves, our children
and our finances, at risk of irreparable damage.

“Protect yourself.  Not every story has a hero.” ~ Annie

The Worst That Could Happen

“What’s the worst that could happen?” some might ask.  One misworded paragraph of a settlement (more...)

5 Common Divorce Negotiation Mistakes That Are Best Avoided

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Guest post from Negotiation Experts
According to the American Community Survey, Denver, Colorado, has a 12.4% divorce rate. That means at least one in every eight marriages ends up in divorce.
If handled poorly, the divorce process can drag on, with long-term adverse effects. Your image may suffer, your assets may depreciate, your emotions may cause scarring, and your kids may not adjust well to the changes. With the right preparation, a divorcing couple can work out a (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...)

2 Ways To Kick Your Divorce Fears To The Curb

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It was hard to concentrate, or even function.
Hard to fall asleep at night, hard to pay attention at work, and no matter what I did to try and distract myself, the sheer panic and chaos followed me around all the time.
“Ohmigod. I have no idea what do to. Will I ever get through this?”
“I have no idea where I’m going to be in a month, much less a year. How the (more...)

After Divorce, What Would Marie Kondo Say About Your Wedding Memorabilia?

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After a divorce, it can be challenging to discard anything that reminded you of your marriage. If you wanted the divorce, it may feel healing to blow up or trash your wedding dress once the papers are filed. For others, especially those with children, you may decide to save some wedding memorabilia for their memories or special day. The next decisions you must make are what to save and what to discard.
Have you considered the KonMari method of (more...)

Estate Planning 101: Five Reasons to Put Your Money Into a Trust

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A Super Fast Explanation of a Trust
Think of a trust as a huge bank vault where you can park all of your money and assets. You can put your house into the vault, as well as your investment portfolio, business interests, your classic cars, even your jewelry. The trust is controlled by a “trustee.” A trustee can be one of your adult children (though this may cause family squabbling), a sibling, a good friend, or a (more...)

What Should I Bring With Me to the First Family Law Attorney Meeting in Tulsa?

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For many, the idea of your first family law attorney meeting in Tulsa can be overwhelming — and a little intimidating.
If you are going through a divorce or child custody action, you probably know very little of the procedures involved. In contrast, divorces and child custody cases are what your soon-to-be family law attorney works on every day and went to years of schooling to perfect.
However, your family law attorney is there to help you and be (more...)

How to Divorce-Proof Your Trust

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Trusts were once considered a tool that only the mega-rich used to shovel their huge piles of money into a safe place. These days, trusts are increasingly used by all sorts of people, including older couples who want to provide ongoing support for their children or business owners who appreciate a trust’s ability to protect their assets from lawsuits and other creditors. If you are the beneficiary of a trust or own a trust and are facing (more...)