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When Will a Court Order an Unequal Property Division?

Spouses spend years building a life together, which naturally includes acquiring new assets. These assets, along with any other property owned by either spouse, are considered part of the marital estate and subject to property division in the event of divorce. Normally, this split is roughly 50/50, but this allocation is not set in stone,...

Can You Force a Spouse Out of the Home During Divorce?

Once the decision to file for divorce is made, and perhaps before this point, living together with a soon-to-be ex can becomes incredibly difficult. Communication is usually poor and spouses often have trouble remaining patient over everyday issues that occur in every household. Typically, one spouse will recognize the need to remove him/herself from the...

How do You Get Divorced When Your Spouse Disappears?

The procedure of divorce involves multiple steps, one of the first being serving the other spouse with divorce papers once the case is initiated. In fact, most spouses know divorce is coming, and anticipate the delivery of the official paperwork. Then, there are situations that are more complicated, and one that can cause particular problems...

Considerations for Dividing Personal Property in Divorce

Divorce pushes most spouses to their limits, and can produce extreme behavior as each person tries to cope with all the changes. The division of property is one area that is particularly prone to disagreement, and whether it involves big-ticket items like the family home or small things, such as the tablecloth from Grandma, spouses...

Can Bankruptcy Prevent a Pending Eviction?

When money becomes tight, it typically becomes necessary to choose which bills to pay first, and for many, the priorities become food and transportation. These choices may mean that money for rent may just not be available, and while most landlords will give tenants some leeway when payments are late simply due to the time...

How Courts Decide What Counts as Separate Property

One of the big questions of divorce is how to pay for the costs of ending the marriage, and more importantly, how does one weather the financial implications of losing both assets and income? The largest factor for many couples in this equation is property division, as this issue will determine what cushion, if any,...

Splitting Up Your Divorce Case for a Faster Resolution

The emotional and financial toll of divorce can urge many spouses to seek a quick dissolution of the marriage so they can move on to the next phase of life. If a divorce is uncontested or the couple is able to form an agreement, the road to a finalized divorce is relatively smooth and quick....

Why Divorce Mediation is Worthwhile

A person cannot reasonably gloss over how difficult divorce is, and how it tests the fortitude and perseverance of both spouses to start new lives as single adults. The litigation process associated with divorce often makes this separation even harder because it forces each spouse to take an adversarial approach to presenting his or her...

Bankruptcy and Surviving the Medical Costs of Major Illness

Facing a major medical issue, such as cancer, a debilitating accident, or any health issue that requires long-term care, can be financially devastating, even with insurance. The treatment and hospital stay bills can quickly reach the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and while insurance will pay for a portion of these expenses, the patient is...

What are Grounds for Divorce in Indiana?

The reasons leading a couple to divorce can vary widely, but only a few legal grounds exist that a court will recognize as sufficient reasons to dissolve the marriage. While divorce is one of the more routine legal actions filed in this country, and may appear to be a perfunctory step to moving on, an...

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