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Achieving Your Best Outcome

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Now that you have worked through the issues of property, alimony, custody, and child support, the last step you need to take to finish this process is to actually finalize your divorce. Ironically, the absolute divorce is generally the easiest and simplest element of a divorce—it is, basically, the official and public statement that the two of you no longer wish to be married. From a legal perspective, it is important that you take this final step; (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"

What Is An Exit Affair And How To Survive One

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Truth be told, extra-marital affairs are not unusual. Some studies report that 60 percent of married partners report having engaged in affairs. Some couples are able to recover and reconcile from infidelity and report a stronger relationship afterwards. But that’s not easy and more often, the affair will lead to the eventual end of the marriage.
In some cases, the person having the affair already sees the marriage as being over and the affair becomes the way (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...)

How To Help Your Child Overcome Their Anxiety About Your Divorce

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Your divorce is about you and your spouse ending your marriage but how you do this and how you parent with your STBX after your divorce will have a profound impact on your child no matter their age. One thing you can be sure of: your divorce WILL make your child anxious.
One challenge is that your child may not express their true feelings to you and even if they do tell you it’s no big deal (more...)

How To Protect Yourself From Getting Hurt After Divorce

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Regardless of who decides to end the marriage, there are always upset feelings and most people want to know how to protect themselves from getting hurt after divorce.
The key to that is boundaries. Just like fences and locks we use to protect our property, we establish all sorts of boundaries with others to help protect us from harm. These boundaries however are not as simple or obvious as a gate or a padlock. They’re (more...)

Legal Separation Or Divorce? Which One Is Better For Children

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For couples who don’t want to live under the same roof anymore, the question of whether to get a divorce or not arises. An alternative to divorce is legal separation where the couples are still legally married but choose to live separately. In both cases, couples who have children often find it to be a confusing decision. Both options have their pros and cons and it is up to you to decide what you want to do.
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3 Myths Surrounding Child Custody Debunked

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When it comes to the various aspects surrounding child custody, there are numerous misconceived notions that typically affect a divorcing parent’s rationale. Working out your divorce strategy and custody-related arrangement based on such myths can not only leave you unduly stressed but also end up influencing an unfavorable final verdict. Let us have a look at some of the fallacies that surround most of the custody-related cases.
Myth #1:  The mother has an upper hand
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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...)

After Finalizing Divorce, A Man Sends His Ex-Wife A Beautiful Note

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A teenager shared her father’s sweet gift to her mother as they finalize their divorce.
On the day Jason and Jennifer Lynn’s 19-year marriage came to an end with the finalization of their divorce, Jason sent a beautiful note with a bouquet of his wife’s favorite flowers to her. Their daughter Morgan, 17, was so moved by the gesture, she shared images on Twitter of the bouquet and the note that read, “(more...)