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Could You Pa$$ a Financial Literacy Test?

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Money – if we fight about it when we’re married, we’ll likely fight over it when we’re getting divorced.  It is one of the single most divisive, yet necessary things in life.  For some, the biggest issue is how to get enough money, but for many, it’s simply a matter of learning how to make the most of what we have.  Of course, for anyone facing divorce, it (more...)

6 Tips For A Single Mom To Raise A Confident Child

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If you are a single mom, you might have concerns about whether you can raise a happy and confident child. No doubt, single parenting is a tough challenge. As long as you provide your children with a strong passionate base and clear behavior guidelines, usually they’ll be fine.
In America, the trend of single motherhood is growing rapidly. In 2018, there were 11.3 million families that were headed by a single parent, and among them, 81 (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...)

Maintenance Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — Part 1

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{4:00 minutes to read} On December 22, 2017, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA) was signed into law. One of the most significant changes found in the TCJA for couples seeking a legal separation or divorce is the elimination of the “maintenance* deduction.” Prior to the TCJA, maintenance was a tax deduction to the [...]

Co-Parenting with an Abusive Ex-Spouse

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Co-Parenting with Former Domestic Violence Abuser

Domestic violence is a painful and often traumatic experience that victims do not want to relive once they finally leave.  When you have children with your abuser however, it may feel like you are forced to continue to endure the trauma of the abusive relationship even after divorce. In many cases parents are ordered to co-parent regardless of abuse or domestic violence between parents. While this is grounded in the well-intentioned desire (more...)

Divorce Advice: 5 Great Tips for Handling Conflict with Your Ex

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Do you envy those separated parents who still act like best friends? What divorce advice do those ex-couples know who can go out on family outings together like there is no bad blood between them?
If you know any divorced couples who act like this, then they are truly lucky, because most divorced couples can’t stand the sight of one another. Not every post-divorce relationship is going to be ideal. It will take a lot of (more...)

Alimony Court Statutes

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Alimony Statutes. Click on a statute title for the full text.

§ 50-16.10. Alimony without action.

§ 50-16.1A. Definitions

§ 50-16.2A. Postseparation support

§ 50-16.3A. Alimony (16 factors)

§ 50-16.4. Counsel fees in actions for alimony, postseparation support

§ 50-16.6. When alimony, postseparation support, counsel fees not payable

§ 50-16.7. How alimony and postseparation support paid; enforcement of decree

§ 50-16.8. Procedure in actions for postseparation support

§ 50-16.9. Modification (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...)

Child Custody Statutes

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Child custody statutes. Click one to see an in depth description.

§ 50-11.1. Children born of voidable marriage legitimate.

§ 50-11.2. Judgment provisions pertaining to care, custody, tuition and maintenance of minor children.

§ 50‑13.1. Action or proceeding for custody of minor child.

§ 50-13.2. Who entitled to custody; terms of custody; visitation rights of grandparents; taking child out of State

§ 50-13.2A. Action for visitation of an adopted grandchild

§ 50-13.(more...)

Should I sue for Alienation of Affection?

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If your partner has been unfaithful in your marriage, there are often more pains than just the initial shock of the infidelity. Many couples struggle to return to the same level of love, trust, and security found in the beginning of their marriage after a spouse’s affair. Additionally, if you are a victim of a spouse’s infidelity, you may also harbor resentment towards the person your spouse has been unfaithful with. This person is (more...)