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The Painful Truths About Child Custody Battles You Need To Know

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The ugliness and hurtful allegations that seem common to celebrity divorces, are also mainstays of many custody fights. There are painful truths about custody battles you need to know.
They’re always ugly, always expensive and once started, there’s rarely any backtracking. Once the accusations have been made, there’s no taking them back. They can’t be erased.
The impact these battles have can spread far and wide. The children at the (more...)

Mediation

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Mediation is the most common dispute resolution option; however, it is often misunderstood. Mediation allows you and your spouse to reach a fair settlement with the help of a third, neutral party called a mediator. Mediators, who can be lawyers, mental health professionals, clergy, or other professionals trained in alternative dispute resolution techniques, help you and your spouse identify and resolve issues. Basically, mediation is similar to sitting down to negotiate with the help of a referee.
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Saying Goodbye to YOUR Family Home?

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Here we are… in the middle of summer, in the middle of the year and maybe you or a loved one finds himself in the middle of a divorce.  Maybe you’ll soon be in the middle of an emotional move from the family home.
It could be that selling the marital home is the only way both parties will be able to afford new housing.  Perhaps it’s just not possible to meet (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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How To Save Money On The Legal Costs Of Your Divorce

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Saving money on the legal costs of your divorce is something most people would love to do. Not spending money on legal advice is one way to do that but as the British would say, that’s being penny wise, pound foolish. Most people would benefit from at least some legal help even if it’s one-time consultation on a specific issue.
If you have any sort of complication such as an inheritance that’s been (more...)

How Is Child Support Calculated When You Have No Income?

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Question:
How is child support calculated if I have no source of income?
My wife and I are in the process of divorce and have agreed to s hared custody. I’m disabled and currently living mostly off credit. I’ve been paying for my daughter’s cell phone, school supplies, clothes, etc.
Should I continue giving my kids cash and buying stuff for them directly, or should I give my wife money through a check?
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How To Stop The Harassing Ex

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Question:
Is there anything I can do to stop my ex-wife from harassing me?
Answer:
While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and am unable to give you legal advice, I can give you some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.
Where I do practice in Virginia, if one party is harassing another, the harassed party can seek court intervention by way of a protective order.
In order (more...)

Does Alimony End Upon Cohabitation?

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Question:
How is alimony affected by cohabitation? I have evidence to prove my ex is living with another man, but they are not married. 
Answer:
While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and am unable to give you legal advice, I can give you some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.
Where I do practice in Virginia, the statute requires that the receiving party live with another (more...)

Can Adultery Affect A Divorce Case?

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Question:
My spouse has been committing adultery for  years. Will that come into play during our divorce?
Also, I am disabled and receive medical insurance through my spouse. How will that play out during the case?
Answer:
Please be aware that I cannot give legal advice based on contact from the website and can only provide general tips regarding your situation.
Omaha divorce attorney Nancy ShannonYou really need to speak with an attorney licensed in your state (more...)

What Stipulations Can Be Included In A Divorce Decree?

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Question:
What specific stipulations can be included in a divorce decree? Can one party request that a third party not be allowed in the children’s lives after divorce?
Answer:
Please be aware that I cannot give legal advice based on contact from the website and can only provide general tips regarding your situation.
Omaha divorce attorney Nancy ShannonIn a stipulated divorce decree, almost anything can be agreed to. If both parties agree that a specific third party (more...)