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‘Spousal Support’ Category

How To Get Your Ex Out Of Your Mind

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As you navigate your divorce, a pervasive struggle is learning to get your ex out of your mind. Whether it is because of anger, heartache, jealously, or sadness, the emotions surrounding the person we were married to have a way of making it hard to move forward.
Those emotions can creep up on you when you least expect it, especially when the split wasn’t exactly amicable.
So, the next time you start thinking about your ex&(more...)

5 Post-Divorce Disputes You Could Resolve With Mediation

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Guest post by John Butler
The decree is final and the divorced couple breathes a sigh of relief. They believe the issues are settled, the divorce is official and they are ready to get on with their lives. Then months or even years later, they are often taken aback to discover that new issues arise; unexpected circumstances bring new potential for conflict. Couples who initially hired attorneys and went to court during their divorce dread the cost, time and (more...)

How Much Of A Role Do Finances Play In Divorce?

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According to a national survey by Experian, many divorcees regret not being more involved in household finances during their marriage and say it played a role in the split. I’m not surprised by this and I see it often in both mediation and coaching clients.
I’ve worked with clients who
knew nothing about the marital finances and who have had to work hard to get up to speed while bumping up against court deadlines.
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Do You Need Life Insurance After Divorce?

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When a divorce involves minor children and/or spousal support, you should be asking if you need life insurance after divorce and chances are, the answer is yes!
If the person who is paying support dies unexpectedly or prior to the end of the payment period, it will mostly likely create a financial shortage because those payments will cease. Life insurance offers a way to protect against that shortfall.
However, getting life insurance in place isn’t (more...)

3 Ways People Sabotage Their Divorce

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Rare is the divorce that’s completely without some sort of legal issue requiring mediation, which means that you need to take the approach that works best for your individual needs. Avoid the following trio of mistakes that can sabotage your divorce and result in serious repercussions for the rest of your life.
1. Adopting a Threatening Posture
Emotions run hot during many divorce proceedings, which is to be expected considering that the destruction of marriage usually involves (more...)

Maryland Family Lawyer Marjorie G. DiLima on Alimony in the State of Maryland

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Alimony is a common issue facing many of the divorcing couples in Maryland, and beyond. Today Maryland family lawyer Marjorie G. DiLima will be answering frequently asked questions on the differences between spousal support and alimony, and how a judge decides whether an individual qualifies for alimony…or not.
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Divorce Magazine Podcast: Maryland Family Lawyer Marjorie G. DiLima (more...)

Types of Alimony

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Alimony is one of the most important aspects of modern divorce. It represents court-ordered payments for the support of one former spouse by the other and is usually awarded in cases where one spouse was the primary financial support for the household before divorce. The second spouse, who may have limited potential for earnings, is then entitled to continued support following the separation and dissolution of marriage.
There are different types of alimony in South Carolina. It is important (more...)

How to Keep Your House During a Divorce

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A house can mean a lot of different things to different people. For you, your home may mean stability. It can also represent an important asset, or consistency for your children during a difficult time. You may love your house for its proximity to your work, your family, or your children’s school. There are many reasons why you may want to hold onto your home during a divorce. (But first, ask yourself, “Should I Keep the (more...)