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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...)

How to deal with divorce when your husband had affairs

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We're negotiating our divorce settlement and I believe I should be compensated for losing the family I wanted. My husband cheated, decided to leave, and I now miss my kids half the time and don't have a real family. I am so pissed I have to pay alimony! He was unfaithful — how is that fair!? He…

The post How to deal with divorce when your husband had affairs appeared first on Emma Johnson.

Is There a “Healthy” Way to Divorce?

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Collaborative, Amicable, Mediated Divorce. 
Conscious Uncoupling.  What do all
of these things mean?  What is the best
choice for me?  These are evolving
expressions that help define an evolving divorce process. 

“Divorce is like construction…It always takes longer and costs more than you think!.” ~ Karen Covy Today’s society finds more and more couples deciding together that separation divorce is the best option for their family.  Even in (more...)

Is Co-Parenting Right For Your Family?

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When two parents get divorced, it does not change their parental rights or responsibilities. Provided having relationships with both parents is in the best interest of the child, the court will likely grant shared custody of the child to the parents. This means that the parents must abide by a set schedule for trading off time with the child, as well as determine who will make which important decisions for the child’s well-being, including education, religion, and (more...)

How Can I Save Money On My Divorce?

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Today’s guest post is by Hannah Clark
Every divorce is unique and will have different issues and outcomes based on the circumstances. However, most divorces have one thing in common – they can be costly. While there will always be fees and court costs associated with a divorce, not every divorce has to break the bank. You want to start your post-marriage life in the best possible situation, so it’s always important to consider how (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...)

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...)

6 Tips To Getting A Mortgage After Divorce

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When I was going through my divorce several years ago, amongst the countless worries that kept me up at night was the fact that I wanted to stay in my home. But, even if I was fortunate enough to get the house in the divorce settlement, how would I go about getting a mortgage after divorce? I knew little about the process, AND I was not employed at the time. It was beyond stressful.
 
Jeremy Woods is a (more...)