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Blog Posts in May, 2013

  • What a Divorce Cannot Do For You

    || 31-May-2013

    While there are clearly a number of benefits for a divorce, it is also important to approach the decision with open eyes, and a clear understanding what can and cannot occur in the split. In a divorce you will have the opportunity to divide your property, have a new opportunity for freedom as a single person, and even receive alimony payments if you are the lesser income spouse. However, there are ...
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  • Alimony Documents to Keep Track Of

    || 30-May-2013

    Following a divorce, certain couples may be required to deal with the topic of alimony payments. Alimony is a support system that financially helps the spouse of lesser or no income after a divorce. For example, if a couple were to divorce and one was disabled and incapable of working, then the other spouse would likely be required to still contribute for their medical bills, etc. Many factors are ...
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  • Should I Hire a Divorce Attorney?

    || 29-May-2013

    While going through a divorce can be a complicating process, many individuals often feel as though the stress of hiring a divorce lawyer is not worth the time or money. And while this is ultimately left for you to decide, here are a few crucial factors to take into consideration before you decide you don't want to hire a divorce attorney to help you with your divorce. The first concern to ...
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  • How to Get Child Custody

    || 28-May-2013

    After a divorce, one of the biggest concerns that may come up if you are a parent is the fact of who will receive the custody over your children. If you and your spouse are unable to work through a decision together through mediation there is a chance you may take the case to court in order to fight for the rights to be with your children. However, there are a number of factors that the court will ...
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  • Calculating Child Support

    || 27-May-2013

    Depending on the state you live in, how much child support you will receive or have to pay will be determined. However, there are general requirements that will be taken into consideration in order to determine the calculations you deserve. One of the first factors that are taken into account are whether the parents of the children have sole or joint custody, as this will make a large difference ...
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  • Getting Your Ex off the Rental Agreement

    || 24-May-2013

    If you and your ex were leasing an apartment or a house when you file for a divorce, this will be a part of the divorce settlement that you work through with your Long Island divorce attorney. However, coming to an agreement on the property to split is one thing, it is a whole new battle when you are trying to get them to agree to you staying in the home after the divorce. This battle doesn't ...
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  • Tips for Telling Your Spouse You Want to Separate

    || 23-May-2013

    If you are currently in an unhappy or otherwise un-ideal marriage, you are likely weighing the possibility of fling for a divorce. And while you know that the legal process can be a bit complicating, that is the least of your worries at this point in time. In fact, you haven't even told your spouse that you are ready to separate yet. Here are a few tips to consider if you are having a hard ...
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  • Should Your Return to Your Maiden Name after Divorce?

    || 22-May-2013

    After a divorce, there are many reasons for you wanting (or not wanting) to change your name back to your original maiden name. Obviously, going through a divorce is a challenging season of life and it can bring on a host of emotions and trials at least for the season following the split. Just as every divorce is unique, each person deals with the situation differently as well. If you are ...
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  • Wives Who Make More Money, a Recipe for a Failed Marriage?

    || 21-May-2013

    As most very well know, woman rights are booming in our country, and particularly their presence in the workplaces we are seeing more and more woman earning their way to the top of the totem pole. Woman are rising to the top in regards to their presence in politics, businesses, medicine, and the like; as they account for over half of the bachelor's degrees in the United States. However, ...
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  • Are Same-Sex Divorces More Expensive?

    || 17-May-2013

    Across the United States, homosexual couples are fighting for the rights to marry and receive the same legal standing as a heterosexual married couple. While eleven states have so far jumped on board with these wishes, the majority of the states in the country are still fighting against this. At this point, the Defense of Marriage Act is being challenged in the Supreme Court in order to say that ...
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  • Preparing for Your Divorce

    || 16-May-2013

    Going through a divorce may be overwhelming, however with the proper preparation it is indeed possible. Here are a few simple tips that you may want to consider in the event of your filing for a divorce from your spouse. First off, trying to file for a divorce without the help of a divorce lawyer may in the long run make the process much more complicating. It is the job of the attorney to help you ...
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  • Divorce Diaries: From the Perspective of a Child

    || 13-May-2013

    It's all my fault. I should have been better and not disobeyed. Maybe if I did my chores they wouldn't argue. What if they get back together if I do better in school. Maybe mommy wont cry anymore, but today she can't stop. I miss my family, this hurts too much. Daddy says that he hates my mom, but I love them both. I can't take all of this, I feel so torn. Their break up is painful ...
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  • Missed Child Support Payments vs. Custodial Interference

    || 10-May-2013

    Divorce and having to pay for child support is no game; and yet according to many studies, judges often try to find humiliating ways to enforce child support, to the detriment of the fathers (in most cases). For example, some fathers have been ordered by the court to wear signs around their neck saying "deadbeat dad" because they failed to pay their child support, or being required to ...
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  • Your Business and Divorce

    || 9-May-2013

    While having a family owned business can be an exciting way to work with your spouse, or to have something to pass down to your children, it also can be a huge liability if it ever comes in contact with a divorce. The majority of businesses will have contingency plans for a variety of circumstances that may happen, what they will do if they are struggling with debt, what to do what an owner or ...
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  • Can Pets Help with Your Divorce?

    || 7-May-2013

    Divorce can be a difficult season of life, and we will do whatever we can in order to find our niche that helps us cope. For some, you may choose to find a new craft or hobby such as gardening or woodwork. Perhaps you will take on a new sport, or enroll in a yoga studio; whatever makes you feel happy in the midst of stress is beneficial for you and ever more so for your children if they are in the ...
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  • The Difficulties of Gay Divorce

    || 6-May-2013

    As more and more states are allowing same-sex marriage to be legalized, the concern for how easy it will be to divorce is now arising. Rhode Island was just recently added into the small group of states which allow for gay marriage, and now they are wondering what method will make for tallying and enabling gay divorce in their state. The reasoning behind this concern is because if a couple gets ...
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  • A Closer Look at the Emancipation of Minors

    || 3-May-2013

    Child emancipation is the legal act of a minor seeking to be released from the control and car of their parents, and to assume the responsibilities of an adult on themselves. A parent's responsibility is to raise the children until they reach adulthood (the age of 18) by providing them with food, shelter, and clothing and when a child decides they want to be emancipated, this means that they ...
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  • Children, College Funds and Your Divorce

    || 1-May-2013

    A divorce can open the doors for many uncomfortable conversations, which usually focus on money matters. One of the biggest concerns that you may have as parents, is what to do in regards to your money, the divorce and your children's future college funds. Hopefully one thing you and your spouse can find agreement on is your wish for them to get a good college education. Unfortunately, college ...
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