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What To Do About Your Maiden Name In Divorce

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Guest Post by Vania Silva
Divorce is never an easy process; yet planning ahead for the changes in your life can aid in making the adjustment phase easier. Separating from a spouse will unquestionably impact every aspect of your life: from your finances, emotional health, and even your name.
Reverting to a maiden name after a divorce provides a sense of a clean slate and one that doesn’t constantly remind you of what the last few (more...)

Smart Divorce: Table of Contents

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Contents
YOUR FIRST VISIT I
Welcome. IIIQuestions to Ask Your Lawyer VWhat are your practice areas and credentials? VAre you trained in alternative forms of dispute resolution? VCan you tell me, in advance, how much this divorce is going to cost and will you guarantee that price? VHow many cases do you handle at one time? VICan I Count On You? VIIOur Promises to You VIIPromise One: We treat you like a person not a case number. VIIPromise Two: (more...)

Collaborative Divorce

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The next stop along the Spectrum of Control, if kitchen-table negotiations clearly aren’t going to work, is collaborative divorce.
Collaborative Divorce – A No-Court, Solutions-Based Approach
How can you divide twelve oranges in half and still give both parties twelve oranges? Depending on the part of the orange each wants (the zest or the meat), the division can be fast, simple, and mutually gratifying—as long as both parties understand what is valuable to the other. (more...)

Understanding Divorce & Innocent Joint Tax Filer Relief

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Both you and your registered domestic partner or spouse assume tax paying responsibility when you file California joint tax return. Responsibility is also assumed for applicable interest and penalties. If you meet a few specific legal requirements, you could qualify for relief from payment of part or all of tax liability.
Traditional Innocent Joint Filer Relief
It is possible to qualify for relief from the assessed additional tax, interest and penalties when you satisfy the following conditions like filing (more...)

Legal Separation Agreement Have These Financial Benefits

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Are you having problems in your marriage and considering separating legally from your spouse? If it is so then you should ask your attorney to prepare a document for legal separation where both you and your spouse should sign to make it effective. But, it is important to note that legal separation is not recognized in all the states. The process will be smooth in those States that recognize it. If you are residing in a state that does (more...)

Mediation For Younger Couples Compared To Gray Couples

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Divorce is a time of great hardship and both individuals have a hard time dealing with the reality. However, for some it is easier to accept the fact more than others. For young couples, who haven’t stayed married for a longer time, dealing with divorce is relatively easier than for gray couples. For gray couples, a divorce is more than just a physical separation from their partner. It is a new way of life and for some (more...)

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...)

‘Scary Mommy’ Founder Announced the Details of Her Divorce in a Powerful Way

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DivorceJill Smokler, who started the parenting website in 2008, revealed that her husband Jeff's sexuality was a "secret" they shared for years.
[embed:render:node:144927:left:width_360] Jill Smokler, who started the popular parenting website ScaryMommy.com in 2008, revealed to her followers this week that she is splitting from her husband Jeff Smokler after 17 years of marriage. Jeff revealed to People.com that the couple, who share three children, Evan, 9, Ben, 11, (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.
shared (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...)