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LawDepot review for online divorce

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Divorce is never easy, especially when kids are involved. Dissolving a marriage doesn’t have to be expensive, though, thanks to the existence of do-it-yourself/online divorce websites. Law Depot is one of the most popular online legal form companies — but can Law Depot help you with your online divorce? Yes and no. LawDepot offers a separation…

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5 Steps Everyone Should Take To Reassess Their Finances After A Divorce

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There’s plenty of things that you begin to doubt when you’re going through a divorce. Make sure your personal finances aren’t one of them. 

All too often, those
enduring divorce fall victim to dramatics and heated emotions, leading to rash
decisions. Gain control of your future by knowing the appropriate route to take
when moving forward. Make the most of your monetary assets, realize exactly
what you should protect and move on (more...)

What is Conscious Uncoupling? And Can it Help My Divorce?

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Popularized due to its use by Hollywood celebrities, the term “conscious uncoupling” at its core involves two spouses or partners looking to separate with the least amount of damage possible; the focus is on a respectful way to end a relationship. Instead of the contentious child custody negotiations that might typically ensue, spouses who “consciously uncouple” seek to turn down the heat in a spirit of cohesion and co-parenting. It’s important to note (more...)

What if I Want to Stop My Divorce? Your Guide to Voluntary Dismissal

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In most relationships, divorce is an extreme measure used only when no other solution has worked. Deciding to pursue divorce is a heavy decision, and one that may seem irreversible. However, the divorce process is designed in a way that allows you to cancel your divorce petition should you have a change of heart. There are many reasons you might be having second thoughts. Perhaps you and your spouse have made substantial progress on problem areas in the relationship (more...)

When Limerence Fades In Your New Marriage

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I can't say that this is one of the most common questions that I receive as a relationship coach, but it does come up enough that it needs to be addressed.The question is from someone who has a basic knowledge of the concept known as Limerence. Here is my definition of Limerence: Limerence is a mental state that many people think of as "true love" or being "in love.” It is a scientific phenomenon and chemically-influenced (more...)

Selling Your House During a Divorce

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One of the many tough decisions that a divorcing couple face is what to do about the family house. Many, if not most, couples sell it and divide the profits, but the decision is difficult because the family house was the family home until the divorce.
When a divorcing couple reaches the part of their breakup where the family house is on the table, each should always say and think house, not home. The family house is often the (more...)

The Impact Divorce Can Have On Your Family And Mental Health

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If you’re going through a separation or divorce, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it can all get stressful.

The sleepless nights, the lack of appetite, and the worries about what’s best for the children tell you that.

You may put a brave face on to the world because that’s what you’re “meant to do” and it’s “best for the children”.

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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...)

Alimony: Here’s What You Can Expect

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California and some other states offer legal separation and dissolution of marriage. For either, one person must file a petition in the court. If you have children and/or you need spousal support, you may apply to the court for temporary support only if you filed for divorce, legal separation, annulment of your marriage or if you have a protective order against your spouse. During the divorce trial, the court may revisit the temporary support orders. At (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...)