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What Happens To Your Business In Your Divorce?

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If you have your own business and you’re ending your marriage, then you’re going to want to know what happens to your business in divorce.
Probably about half of my clients either have their own business or their spouse is self-employed and there’s a huge variety in what those businesses look like. I’ve seen blogs that are strictly a side-job that probably cost more to run than the revenue they generate, (more...)

Peter Gunz Shows Receipts Of Divorce From Amina Buddafly

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The turbulent relationship and marriage between Peter Gunz and Amina Buddafly has come to an end and both parties have receipts.

The end..
A post shared by Peter Gunz (@petergunz174) on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:58am PST

The Love & Hip Hop couple celebrated their divorce by posting a copy of the “uncontested divorce” papers on Instagram Sunday with the caption, “The end…” People who follow him trolled him by siding with his (more...)

He Cheated On Me, How Much Alimony Can I Get In New York

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The recent tax overhaul passed by Congress will reach every corner of American life — even divorce. One provision throws out a 75-year-old deduction for alimony. The new laws won’t go into effect until 2019, so anyone divorcing before then is safe.
Divorce experts are worrying the change will make divorce negotiations harder and end in less spousal support. Congressional tax writers claim the law will only be fair to married couples.
In a divorce which begins (more...)

Cohabitating Instead of Getting Married? Get an Agreement First! Part 2

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Cohabitating Instead of Getting Married? Get an Agreement First! Part 2 – Burns Mediation

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Cohabitating Instead of Getting Married? Get an Agreement First! Part 2

{3:18 minutes to read} In Part 1 of this series, I proposed that an unmarried couple enters (more...)

How Much Help Are Online Resources In A Divorce?

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Almost everyone getting divorced these days goes online for help, whether that’s looking for information to help avoid using attorneys or for emotional support but are you making your divorce worse or better going online?
The good news is that there is a ton of information and resources available now. The bad news is that some of these could harm you more than help you. So what are the pitfalls of going online? What are (more...)

How To Share Your Child’s Expenses With Your Ex

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One common area for post-divorce conflict is child-related expenses. To minimize this, it is important to discuss before the divorce is final how will you and your ex share your child’s expenses.
Even with a clear agreement in the divorce papers, this unfortunately can be a minefield on many levels. It leads to disputes about what expenses should be incurred, what should be shared, what’s the fairest way of sharing them, getting reimbursed and on (more...)

Alimony in YOUR Life?

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When many people think of word “support” in divorce, they immediately think of money.
Yet, Merriam-Webster defines “support,” in part:
To promote the interests or cause of / to uphold or defend as valid or right / to assist or help
To pay the costs of
To keep from fainting, yielding or losing courage
To keep something going
Support in Divorce
The divorce process includes provisions for both parents to support their children financially.  Yet, when (more...)

Lawyer-Led Negotiation

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The question of whether you need an attorney to handle your divorce is one that was not commonly asked a couple of decades ago. But times have changed, and today it is not uncommon for people to get divorced without any assistance from an attorney. Others are using attorneys in new ways, as the availability of alternative and complementary services increases. Law firms are restructuring in order to meet client needs, and many offer one-stop shopping, including financial planning, (more...)

Life after Divorce

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When the Fight Continues
For many of our clients, receipt of the divorce decree closes the door on an unpleasant chapter in their lives. But for many others, the disputes and disagreements continue for years to come. If there are children involved, particularly, you need to recognize that you will, of necessity, be involved in some sort of relationship with your ex for the foreseeable future. With that involvement can come the potential for prolonged conflict, or the potential (more...)

How To Take Your Emotions Out Of Your Divorce Negotiations

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Divorce professionals will tell you that it’s best to approach your settlement discussions as a business discussion but how do you take your emotions out of your divorce negotiations?
First, let’s briefly review why these discussions need to be more about business than emotions:
the legal system is not set up to resolve disagreements based on moral arguments. The judges are bound by statutes and case law and these likely will not provide resolution (more...)