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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...)

What You Need To Know About The Divorced Spouse Social Security Benefit

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A big part of divorce is figuring out the impact ending your
marriage will have on your finances. The obvious concerns are what it means for
your present lifestyle, but you can’t ignore the consequences on retirement. That
means understanding the Divorced Spouse Social Security benefit. There are lots
of rules and caveats for this benefit and it’s hard to remember them all …

Joining me for this Conversation is Leah Hadley from Great Lakes (more...)

💀 Your Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare! 💀

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Why do so many divorces become the stuff nightmares are made of?

“The ceremony took six minutes.  The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

You don’t have to be haunted by your Ex or your divorce. The secret lies in your attitude, the divorce professionals you choose and the path you decide to take. One of the biggest (more...)

Understanding Visitation Rights and Schedules in North Carolina

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What are your visitation rights? As a result of your separation or divorce, you will have to determine where your children will live and the logistics of visitation. Child custody and visitation schedules can be decided by the parents or, if an agreement cannot be reached by the parents alone, the courts. The courts main focus when deciding on visitation and custody is the best interest and welfare of the minor children, with an emphasis on the children’(more...)

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...)

What You Need To Know About Bankruptcy And Divorce

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Guest post by Eva G. Bacevice, bankruptcy attorney and contributing writer at Upsolve
Divorce and bankruptcy often go together hand-in-hand. Financial strain can accelerate marital strife just as easily as pending separation can negatively impact your financial stability. While you may need to seek legal relief on both fronts, it is important to know how they impact one another, and that your personal circumstances will determine the best order to address them.
Types Of Bankruptcy
To begin, we will (more...)

The United Kingdom Is Moving To No-Fault Divorce. What It Means

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Guest post from DPP Law
Up until now, the legal system of the United Kingdom has required “grounds for divorce” to be presented before the dissolution of a marriage can be granted by the court. By contrast, in the U.S. and other parts of the world, no party is required to be blamed before proceedings may begin. As a result, this makes the U.K. system appear particularly old fashioned and unfair to many.
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New Life, This Way

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A clear road map for healing your heart while using your head.

Are you having a hard time coping with divorce?

Perhaps you’re struggling with guilt over your decision to leave or were blindsided by your spouse making the decision for you?  Fearful about your future and uncertain about your ability to get through the process intact?  Is your head swimming with all you need to figure out?

Do you need help navigating the turbulence (more...)