Divorce

Divorcing an Abusive Spouse

Physical scars might heal, but the mental wounds of spousal abuse often last for much longer. Approximately four million people each year in the United States are directly harmed by domestic violence. A much larger number of people including children, family members, and employers also have their lives disrupted annually due to domestic violence. Statistics […]

How to Avoid Financial Challenges of Divorce

Divorce is difficult. In addition to the variety of emotions you experience as you navigate the process, divorce can also directly challenge your finances. If you do not enter into the divorce process with control of your emotions and an understanding of your financial situation, you might find that the divorce jeopardizes your financial future. 

Fortunately, […]

Relationship Between Divorce and Irrevocable Trusts

The division of marital and separate property between the spouses is one of the most time-consuming and complex parts of a divorce. Fortunately, it is possible to create an irrevocable trust before marriage to shield assets from the division process that occurs during a divorce. This option is available because many people encounter increased challenges […]

How Divorce can Impact Your Student Loan Debt

Divorce can force people to experience many difficult emotions. There is also the additional stress of  dividing all of your assets and debt. When student loan debt is concerned, you might be concerned about whether you will be required to pay it off by yourself or if your spouse will ultimately be deemed partially responsible […]

Ways to Reduce the Costs Associated with Divorce

Relying on a lawyer for any type of matter can be costly. This includes divorce, too. Fortunately, there are several steps that you can take to reduce the ultimate financial cost of a divorce. The following will review several strategies that you can utilize to reduce the ultimate expense associated with your divorce.

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How Social Media can Impact Your Divorce

Many of us have discovered that social media platforms make us feel more connected with the world around us. Unfortunately, despite this advantage, social media accounts can end up as hurdles if you are navigating a family matter and details gleaned online are used in the wrong way. 

There are some strategies, however, that you can […]

Should My Spouse’s Name be Taken Off the Mortgage?

In the case of many divorcing couples, marital homes are one of the most valuable assets. As a result, divorcing couples often must decide what to do with the property. There are three general ways to handle a marital home — spouse 1 retains the house, spouse 2 retains the house, or both spouse 1 […]

Proven Strategies for Getting over an Unwanted Divorce

Unwanted divorces can leave you blind-sided. Many times when unwanted divorce occurs, people realize there are aspects of their marriage that need improving, but fail to realize just how close to the end things are. As a result, many people navigating unwanted divorces find themselves facing depression and anxiety. 

Fortunately, there are several proven strategies that […]

What to do After Reaching a Divorce Settlement

It can be tempting to think that once a divorce settlement has been reached, the entire process of ending the marriage has concluded. This, however, is not always true. Because divorce can impact so many aspects of your daily life, there are often many problems to solve even after a settlement is reached. The following […]

The Truth Behind Common Divorce Misconceptions

Just like in many other stressful and common experiences, many misconceptions persist about divorce. If you fall into thinking that any of these popular myths are true, the divorce process will likely be much more difficult for you. The following will take an honest look at these misconceptions so that you will be better prepared […]

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