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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.
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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.
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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...)

Financial Assistance Other Than Child Support

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Question:
Is there another means of getting government financial assistance to help raise my kids other than child support? My ex-wife is disabled and unable to afford any sort of child support payments.
Answer:
While I cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this issue based in the jurisdiction where I practice.
In Pennsylvania, while there may be cash benefits or welfare assistance available from the government for the care of children, there is (more...)

Can A Teenager Choose Which Parent To Live With?

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Question:
Can a 17-year-old choose which parent they live with? If so, what is the process for moving?
Answer:
While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.
Where I do practice in Pennsylvania, where a child lives and with whom can be controlled by a custody order and the terms therein regarding physical custody (more...)

Will You Leave A Mess When You Die After Your Divorce?

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Most people think of their divorce as complete when the court issues the decree but there’s usually still work to be done in the transition from “we to me.” If you haven’t done these six things, you will leave a mess when you die. It’ll be a mess that you never intended and one that friends and family won’t thank you for and you wouldn’t want that, (more...)