Blog Posts in 2018

  • How to Dress for Divorce Court

    When you prepare for divorce court, the last thing on your mind may be your attire. You may assume that the judge will look at your case objectively, and focus on only the facts when making a decision. While it’s true that a judge will try to be as impartial as possible, the fact of the matter is that the way you dress – and how you act – can often influence outcomes in divorce court. Deciding the ...
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  • What You Should Avoid Posting on Social Media during Divorce

    Social media has changed the way we interact with one another. From communicating with loved ones to sharing pictures of outings and vacations, we use platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to make our lives public for all to see. However, married people’s activities on these sites can have a negative impact on their lives. The connectivity of social media enables married individuals ...
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  • How Do I Know if Legal Separation Is Right for Me?

    Deciding to separate from your spouse might be one of the hardest choices you will ever have to make. Getting separated has many legal implications, such as determining child custody, visitation rights , and how to divide property. Of course, separating can be the beginning of what will eventually lead to divorce . Because of this, getting separated is unlike ending any other type of relationship, ...
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  • 4 Common Questions About Child Custody Disputes

    Parents who choose to get divorced must determine the living arrangements for any children they may have. Coming to an agreement on child custody is usually one of the most heated and contentious aspects of settling a divorce. When parents struggle to negotiate the terms of their child custody agreement, they have to go to court to get their dispute resolved by a judge. Below, we answer 4 common ...
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  • Wasteful Dissipation of Marital Assets Explained

    An issue that is frequently disputed in divorce cases is money. From the financial arguments that caused the couple to split up, to spouses trying to hide assets from one another, money often makes the divorce process messy. In some cases, one spouse will try to ruin another’s credit by making extravagant purchases or taking out high interest loans that the other spouse will be responsible for. In ...
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  • New Alimony Tax Laws You Need to Know About

    Under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), changes have been made to how alimony is deducted from your taxes. If you are divorced and paying spousal support, you probably already know that the tax deduction for the payer spouse is an important financial issue that directly affects you. Unfortunately, TCJA will have a significant impact on how you deduct your alimony payments on your taxes. In ...
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  • How Do I Tell People I'm Getting Divorced?

    One of the most devastating parts of divorce is letting people know. While everything else is intensely private and personal, allowing people into what you deem a failed marriage can make the situation seem all the more real. This is a challenge all divorcing couples must deal with, and it can be difficult to know how to navigate ensuring the news is spread to all the right people. This is why it ...
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  • How to Prepare for the 3 Most Common Financial Issues in Divorce

    When your marriage comes to an end, there’s a lot more to it than going your separate ways. If you have been married for 10 years or more and have children, intermingled or jointly owned property, savings, or share other significant assets, you are bound to experience disagreement or conflict at some point during divorce. One of the best things you can do heading into divorce is to identify what ...
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  • What to Consider Before Getting a Divorce

    When a couple decides there is no longer much working in the relationship, it soon becomes apparent divorce is the only option. More and more people are earning the emotional and financial independence to end their marriage. While it is common to want to immediately be free of your spouse, you have to realize the long road ahead of you won’t always be easy--even when you have a dedicated and ...
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