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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Mortgage in a Divorce

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Divorcing clients have many questions when going through a divorce; especially when real estate and mortgage financing are involved. Here are 10 things you may not have been aware of, but should take into consideration when dealing with the marital home and/or other real estate.


How to Tell if You Need a Marital Settlement Agreement for Divorce or Legal Separation

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Ok. So you’re getting a divorce. You and your spouse have agreed that the marriage is no longer working. You’ve grown apart and your relationship has changed. You will both go your separate ways and continue on with life. So it’s settled then, right? Well, not quite. It’s not always that simple, as most of us know either through experience or hearsay.

How Parents Give Away Their Authority

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There’s no getting around it…giving consequences and setting limits makes you uncomfortable.
You don’t like to be seen as “the bad guy.” Besides, your partner is a much better disciplinarian – they have no problem enforcing the rules, and the kids actually listen to them.
It all works out, right?
Not always – if you consistently wait for your partner to take disciplinary action, you could be teaching your child that (more...)

The DivorceTown® Help & Hope Seminar

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The DivorceTown® Help and Hope Seminar
…Receive Legal, Financial & Emotional Support 
One Place, One Time
 
 
Friday, July 21, 2017: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Olive Garden: 2467 Cobb Parkway SE, Smyrna, GA  30080Lunch is Included!  
Join us as we shine the spotlight on better ways to calm the chaos, find solutions, and connect the dots of divorce.
Who Should Attend? 
Individuals – men & women – (more...)

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...)

Taking a Credit Against Child Support

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Taking a Credit Against Child Support

Mr. and Mrs. Wojtala adopted two children in Hawaii. Hawaii offers a stipend to adopting parents to supplement their income, and that supplement followed the Wojtala family when they eventually made their way to Alabama. This case, Wojtala v Wojtala, Case No. 2150784 (Ala. Civ. App. June 23, 2017), deals with the treatment of that … Continue reading "Taking a Credit Against Child Support"

If Anybody Ever Needed Alimony . . .

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If Anybody Ever Needed Alimony . . .

It’s difficult to fathom what the trial court in Madison County was thinking when it decided to deny alimony to a wife in a 22-year marriage whose total income was about 13% what her husband made. Here’s the case: Seymour v Seymour, Case No. 2150915 (Ala. Civ. App. June 30, 2017). The wife appealed, so … Continue reading "If Anybody Ever Needed Alimony . . ."

Traffic Stop Ends with Surprise Proposal

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There’s no limit to the creative ways in which people ask someone to marry them. Recently, one Texas man decided to pop his surprise proposal during a traffic stop that left his girlfriend in tears. She thought she was being arrested… Watch the video to see this woman get stopped in the name of love.
Stephen loves to play pranks on his girlfriend so he enlisted a policeman to stop her and pretend she has (more...)

More Women Freezing Their Eggs While Waiting For Mr. Right

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There are no good men waiting in the wings so women are freezing their eggs to stop time.
Women often hold off having children for the sake of their career, but a new study revealed women are more concerned with the ticking biological clock.
According to a new study, women are freezing their eggs not so they could focus on their careers, but as a way to buy time until they meet Mr. Right or Mrs. Right. The study (more...)

How To Heal A Broken Heart

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A broken heart after a breakup is not just a figurative term.  Medical studies have proven that heartbreaks literally hurts your heart, but now science has now figured out how to heal it.
A study out of the University of Arizona says the answer is narrative journaling which basically translates to writing in your dear diary journal. A previous study by the Duke Clinical Research Institute found that the immediate emotional shock of divorce can cause cardiovascular changes (more...)