Monthly Archives: December 2017

Things Your Divorce Decree May Not Cover

Securing a divorce after a long uphill battle is an achievement that no one should take lightly. A contested divorce can take several months or even years to resolve, and while the divorce is ongoing, many adults are left in an uncomfortable limbo. Once the divorce is finalized, moving on with your life is a […]

Long-Term Effects of Involving Kids in a Custody Dispute

Parents who are going through a divorce are usually under a great deal of emotional and financial stress. That time of turmoil sometimes leads to unwise decisions such as placing their children in the middle of their litigation. While adults usually realize what they are doing and stop, even a short period of being placed […]

Why Planning for Widowhood is an Unpleasant Necessity

A large number of women who are married admit to actively taking steps to prepare for the possibility of divorce even if their marriages are relatively happy. The high percentage of divorce in the United States has created an atmosphere of concern for the future of the individual versus the future of a couple. Unfortunately, […]

Tips for Creating a Postnuptial Agreement When a Marriage is at Risk

Obtaining a prenuptial agreement is viewed as a way to protect and separate a couple‚Äôs assets prior to marriage. Not every person is comfortable suggesting a prenuptial agreement to a potential spouse or may not realize that an agreement was advisable until after the marriage occurred. When either scenario occurs, investing in a postnuptial agreement […]

Potential Long-Term Problems with Spousal Support

Spousal maintenance, often referred to as spousal support or alimony, is sometimes awarded to one spouse during a divorce. The funds are given to one spouse by the other spouse at the order of family court to provide financial support after a marriage has ended. Support may be temporary or permanent and is often awarded […]

Divorce Myths That Refuse to Go Away

Over the past few decades the way our society views divorce has undergone a rapid change. In the 1930s, certain states prevented couples from obtaining a divorce unless adultery was proven, forcing adults to seek relief in states like Nevada. Decades later the divorce rate has risen from 5% in the 1940s to almost 50% […]

Communication Mistakes Separated Couples Make

A couple who has decided to separate often needs to communicate with each other regarding children or shared property. Even if two adults have no children or do not share any property deeds, it is unlikely that a recently separated couple will not have any reasons to contact each other in the first few weeks […]

Why You Should Keep in Touch with in-Laws After a Break Up

When it comes to maintaining relationships with in-laws after a divorce, everyone has a different opinion. Some encourage maintaining a healthy, but respectful, relationship with former relatives by marriage and others advocate cutting all ties. Obviously individual circumstances and relationship types heavily influences most decisions, but it is common for couples with children or those […]

Three Divorce Mistakes That Could Cost You Dearly

It is not unusual for a divorcing couple to exchange hostile words and quite a few threats. However, there is a big difference between making verbal threats and carrying them out once a divorce is in progress. Actions designed to hurt or embarrass your spouse can quickly backfire and turn your divorce into an expensive […]

Is an Annulment Better Than a Divorce?

When two people no longer want to live as a married couple, it is natural to explore all options that lead to the end of a marriage. Divorce is one option that most adults know about, but an alternative to the traditional divorce is an annulment. An annulment occurs when the marriages is declared invalid […]

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