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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...)

Tired Of Feeling Resentful? Here’s What To Remember

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Getting your life back after divorce can be hard. There are financial issues, co-parenting, and emotional roller-coasters to ride that can leave us feeling exhausted, wondering if we’ll ever move on and feel happy. Among these stressors, two of the most challenging obstacles to overcome when recovering from divorce will grab hold of even the most patient of people.
Resentment and bitterness.
Resentment is nasty. What makes it so ugly is that it has a tendency to (more...)

Do I REALLY Need a Lawyer?

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Ah, Spring…… as the temperature rises, the snow melts and the flowers start to bloom, while you are packing up your winter clothes, many of your friends and neighbors are filing for divorce.  Why does a season of new beginnings signal the beginning of the end for so many marriages?  If this is you, do you need a lawyer today, tomorrow, how and when do you even start?
“When two people decide to get (more...)

7 Steps To Forgiving Your Ex Once and For All

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Forgiveness is the gift you give yourself so you can move on to healthier relationshipsBy Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSWForgiving others and yourself is infinitely terrifying yet necessary for achieving healthy relationships. It’s about being willing to acknowledge that you are capable of being wounded and able to risk exposing yourself. It also means that you’re stepping out of the role of a victim and taking charge of your life.Forgiveness is one of the (more...)

Divorce Litigation: Can Parents Afford the REAL Price?

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTYou’re getting divorced and you’re angry, resentful, hurt, vindictive or any combination of other painful emotions. You want to lash out, to get back at your spouse or boost your own sense of esteem. Hiring the most aggressive litigious divorce lawyer you can find seems like your smartest choice. Your ex is in for a fight!If you’re a parent who is thinking along those lines, you’re making (more...)

What Most People Don’t Know About Divorce Mediation

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Although there is a positive reputation attached to a divorce mediation as a sensible alternative to a litigation, there are very few people who are well familiar with the process. Contrary to popular belief, divorce mediation is quite a different process. It is meant for those reasonable couples who are unable to sort out their conflicts and misunderstandings by themselves.
There are many such couples who believe that there is no need for a divorce mediator. Rather, they should (more...)