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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 to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer

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Your marriage isn’t working out. You need a divorce lawyer. What you really want is the best family law attorney you can find.
Unfortunately, what you really want to do right now is close the blinds and pull the covers over your head for a while! You have your children and job to worry about. How can you even begin to think about finding a divorce attorney to help you through the process? The task seems (more...)

Can The Husband Sell The Marital House?

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The answer to whether a divorcing guy can sell his house or not is not quite an easy one. This is because the reply depends on factors like what decisions were made by the judge in a particular case and the conditions of a divorce agreement.
Divorce and marital home
At the time of divorce, the concerned couple has to take a call on the entire marital property and that includes the house the spouses shared.  Though it (more...)

How To Protect Yourself From Getting Hurt After Divorce

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Regardless of who decides to end the marriage, there are always upset feelings and most people want to know how to protect themselves from getting hurt after divorce.
The key to that is boundaries. Just like fences and locks we use to protect our property, we establish all sorts of boundaries with others to help protect us from harm. These boundaries however are not as simple or obvious as a gate or a padlock. They’re (more...)

Here’s to New Beginnings

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It’s the season of spring and new beginnings.   Just like newborn animals and the tender shoots of new plants, new beginnings mean being fragile and vulnerable and yet, they spring hope eternal of what will be.
But maybe March finds you in what still feels like the winter season of your life.  Are you facing the beginning stages of divorce, and you feel a blizzard coming?  Do you feel snowed in by a messy (more...)

Handling Defaulting on Debts During a Divorce

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Divorce can become a complicated subject, especially when debt becomes a part of it. If you are a married person, then you know what that means. There have been cases where one person walked away without paying a single cent while the other went bankrupt. It could be a nightmare for the one paying the debts.
How you handle debts after your split can have a major impact on your credit.
Debt on property
In states like California, both (more...)

5 Ways To Avoid A Divorce As Told By A Divorce Attorney

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Divorce proceedings can be very difficult and lengthy. It is advised to look for ways to save your marriage rather than go for a divorce. Take it from a divorce attorney and divorce mediator like me.  Here are 5 tips that you can follow to avoid a divorce:
Don’t focus too much on property and assets
A recent study showed that couples who don’t rely on property and assets too much have a better (more...)

Responding to Divorce or Legal Separation Papers

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Anyone of the spouses in marriage or as a partner in registered domestic partnership has the right to request the court to terminate their legal relationship. Your domestic partner or spouse has requested the court to end the relationship in case you received a summons and petition for legal separation or dissolution (divorce). In Orange County, CA, the court has the power to end domestic partnership or marriage even if the other partner is unwilling to be legally separated (more...)

What To Know About the Initial Divorce Paperwork

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The instructions and forms used by you to end your case is dependent on whether case respondents have filed the necessary response and whether you and your domestic partner or spouse have an agreement concerning the ending of marriage, support issues, dividing property and debt, and also visitation and child custody.
You have to complete a number of forms, and it can turn out to be extremely complicated in the case of inclusion of child custody and child support (more...)

Advantages Of A Mediated Divorce

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Every couple who go through a rocky relationship after their marriage prefer a divorce over everything else. But couples often end up having a bad divorce, even worse than their marriage was. Things like finances, debts, assets, properties and children are all involved, not to mention the emotional and psychological trauma.
However, couples can also go through a smooth divorce if they choose to do it amicably. Such divorces, known as mediated divorce, happens when both parties decide to (more...)