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Divorcing Over 50

Spouses do not generally take pride in getting divorced, and most do everything possible to avoid this outcome. The assumption often is that getting married later in life or having a decade of marriage under one’s belt means the likelihood of divorce is quite small, but numbers from the last few years on the groups...

Reasons to Sign a Prenuptial Agreement

The early romantic days of a relationship are filled with a level of giddiness and optimism that is almost impossible to sustain as each person becomes more comfortable with the other. When the “Honeymoon Phase” is over, however, many people worry what will happen if their partnership does not last forever. The practical realities of...

Disability Does Not Automatically Lead to Spousal Maintenance

Finding ways to achieve financial stability after a divorce is one of the hardest adjustments former spouses must make. Earning more money is not necessarily a realistic possibility, at least in the short-term, but the division of marital property is supposed to help make this transition possible. Some spouses, though, have no realistic way to...

Is it Possible to Keep Your Divorce Records Private?

No one enjoys airing the details of their marriage during a divorce, even to family and close friends. The thought of releasing this sensitive information to the public gaze is infinitely worse, but that is the reality facing every couple that files for a traditional divorce. Documents filed with a court are considered part of...

Special Considerations for Divorces Involving Domestic Violence

Getting out of a bad marriage is not as easy as it often looks and sounds from the outside. There are a lot of significant and difficult adjustments that must be made to go from married to single, even when the split is amicable and mutual. When one spouse is against, or actively fights, a...

The Benefit of Using an Attorney for Your Divorce

Divorce is considered by most people who have experienced it as the most difficult time in their lives, and a period which required a number of hard decisions be made in a relatively short period of time. Divorce extracts an emotional, financial, and lifestyle toll on everyone involved, and trying to find the fastest and...

What is a Proof of Claim in Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy can provide the financial relief a person needs, but the process to achieve this outcome is complicated. Bankruptcy law is one of the more technical areas in the legal system, and even sophisticated entities can make mistakes. Much of the complexity comes from the numerous documents that must be filed in a certain order,...

Child Support and Parenting Time Credit

Paying child support is an integral part of sharing child custody as the non-custodial parent. The law requires the parent with less responsibility for the day-to-day duties and expenses of childrearing to pay to help financially support his or her children until they become legal adults. Providing this support puts a strain on the budgets...

The Danger of Protracted Divorce Proceedings

No matter how amicable a divorce may be, each spouse is almost certain to struggle with the change and will find it hard to view the other spouse in a positive light. While compromise and negotiation are the desirable ways to handle divorce, there are situations that call for court intervention and oversight to ensure...

What Kind of Divorce do You Need?

While the hardest part of ending a marriage may be deciding and articulating an intent to file for divorce, the complicated decisions do not end at this point. Many other issues must be resolved before a divorce decree may be issued. One of the first things a spouse must determine is the type of divorce...