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  • Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Divorce

    Divorce is an incredibly serious decision to make and it should not be done so in haste. Though it is easy to get caught up in the moment and feel as though divorce is the right decision for you, there are a certain questions and options to consider before taking the plunge. Just as important as it is to put a lot of thought into the idea of walking down the aisle, the same needs to be said about ...
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  • Prepare These Important Documents for Your Divorce

    Are you and your spouse headed for divorce ? It is important you go into what may be an incredibly painful and drawn-out process as prepared as possible, as this will save you endless time, energy, and trouble. Despite how amicable your relationship may be with your spouse, it is essential you make sure to safeguard yourself and prepare for any situation possible. Expecting the worst will certify ...
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  • Tips on Negotiating Alimony

    One of the most stressful and argumentative aspects of divorce is the financial aspect of the entire process, as many people refuse to give in. If you are in the midst of a divorce, you are likely discussing the hot topic of alimony, in which one partner provides spousal support to the other as a result of a number of specific factors. Whether you are the one being asked to pay alimony, or are ...
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  • Dating Profiles Can Be Used as Evidence in Divorce

    If you are newly separated from your ex-spouse and are currently in the midst of a divorce , you are likely interested in moving on from your marriage and finding a new partner. However, since it has probably been awhile since you were last in the dating pool, it can certainly be an intimidating situation to find yourself in. Thanks to the advent of online dating sites like Match.com, many ...
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  • How Dating Can Affect Your Divorce Case

    Moving on after divorce can be difficult, which is why many people are hesitant to jump back into the dating pool and find someone else to care for again. This is especially true for contentious divorces, as it can be nearly impossible to be trust in romance and relationships following the ending of a marriage. Most people get married with the intent that they will never have to date again, which ...
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  • Planning Child Custody Arrangements for Summer Vacation

    Now that it is summer, kids are officially out of school, which means you might be considering your next family vacation. If you are divorced from your spouse, however, this is where cooperation and a solid parenting plan comes in handy. While having to share time with a co-parent can make scheduling slightly more complicated, it is completely doable for your whole family to have an enjoyable ...
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  • Should You Move Out of the House during a Divorce?

    During a divorce , the last thing you may want to do is live in the same house as your spouse. It may not only be a contentious situation in which the both of you can’t stand the sight of each other, but it also may be too painful to stay in the home or living space you both shared so many memories in. This brings up the very commonly asked question: should I move out of the house during my ...
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  • Tips on Minimizing the Cost of a Divorce

    The divorce process can be emotionally overwhelming for spouses, even in the most amicable circumstances. In addition to feelings of sadness, anger, resentment, and everything in between, there is also the concern of divorce costs, which can sometimes run high. The truth is, however, that they do not have to. There are ways for divorcing spouses to minimize the cost of their divorce and, whether ...
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  • How Does Joint Custody Work?

    If you are in the midst of a divorce in which you share children with your ex-spouse, child custody, support, and visitation may be one of the most contentious aspects of your relationship. What’s most important to remember above all is to keep your children out of the conflict as much as possible, while you and your ex-spouse figure out how to handle the various challenges coming your way. If you ...
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  • Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

    If you are in the midst of a divorce , you may be wondering who gets the marital home once the marriage has failed, which is a natural concern for many individuals. The marital home is an important asset for both parties, which is why it makes sense both people would find themselves in disagreement over who has the rights to it. If you can reach a property agreement with your ex-spouse over the ...
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  • Three Huge Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

    Whether you are considering divorce, are in the middle of a divorce, or are happily married and not even considering the possibility, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for the possibility that your marriage may dissolve. Those who are unprepared may find themselves making serious mistakes that can potentially jeopardize their case or their happiness once their divorce is finalized. On this blog, our ...
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  • Can A Nuptial Agreement Save Your Marriage?

    We’re in the middle of the peak of wedding season, and while this is a time of bliss for most new couples, the fact is that just under half of them will end up divorced at some point. Want to avoid being one of them? Marriage is a relationship that requires both spouses to work together and share common goals and ambitions, so one of the keys to a successful marriage is to know and understand ...
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  • Four Types of Child Custody

    When you decide to get a divorce with children involved, the court will have to determine what kind of child custody both you and your spouse will receive. A number of factors go into this decision, including employment, ability to raise the children, and even the children’s choice to a certain extent. However, the most important thing that is considered is the best interests of the children. Once ...
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  • Four Types of Spousal Maintenance

    There are several factors that play in to a judge’s decision regarding spousal maintenance awards in a divorce case, including the length of a marriage, the ability of one spouse to pay, the ability of the other spouse to support themselves, and more. On this blog, our St. Louis divorce attorneys take a look at four recognized types of spousal maintenance, and discuss the key differences between ...
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  • Three Absurd Reasons for Divorce

    Couples who file for divorce have their own reasons for pursuing this legal option. Some drift apart, some lose the passion in their relationship, and others may have had an indiscretion come between them. Other times, the reason for the split is more… unique. On this blog, we examine three strange (and very real) reasons why couples have decided to call it quits on their marriage and pursue a ...
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