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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...)

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...)

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...)

Are Alimony Payments Tax Deductible?

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Alimony aka spousal support that is paid by one spouse in the form of financial support to the other for spousal maintenance. The purpose of spousal support is to financially help the other parent maintain a certain standard of living after divorce.
Since alimony payments are considered to be a form of income, it is tax deductible. However, there are many requirements without which tax cannot be deducted from alimony payments.
The paying spouse is entitled to tax deductions (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...)

Anthony Anderson’s Marriage Is Back On After Wife Rescinds Divorce Petition

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Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, 46, and his wife, Alvina Stewart are “back-ish” as his wife withdraws her divorce petition.
Anderson’s wife filed for divorce from the ABC star after 20 years of marriage last year, but the divorce filings list the date of separation as of April 1, 2014.  At the time, Stewart requested spousal support and physical custody of their youngest son, 16. The high school sweethearts also have a 20-year-old daughter.
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Can Dating While Getting Divorced Affect Your Divorce Case?

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Getting into another relationship while getting out of your current marriage might not be the best idea in the State of California. A divorce can be stressful enough without complicating the situation further. Taking another lover during a divorce could, depending on the circumstances of your divorce, could affect your case outcome negatively.
New partner and children
If children are involved in the divorce, then dating someone new while getting the divorce can affect your chances of getting sole (more...)

How To Collect Unpaid Alimony in California

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Alimony is the money payable by the higher income earning party or spouse to the lower income earning party after the couple has separated or divorced. Usually, a family court issues an order stating the amount of alimony or spousal support payable by the financially more stable partner to his or her spouse until the latter can find a better job or marry someone else whichever is earlier.
Remedies available to the aggrieved spouse to whom alimony is payable
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How Are Alimony Payments Affected by Bankruptcy?

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What is bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy can put a person in a huge financial predicament and occurs when that person has not been spending his money wisely and his expenditure has exceeded his income. Bankruptcy disallows the person from making necessary or important payments, paying off creditors, getting loans from banks and has a lot of other negative impacts on a person’s financial situation.
If a couple is undergoing a divorce and one spouse is required to make alimony (more...)