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Blog Posts in August, 2014

  • International Divorce & Dual Citizenship

    || 28-Aug-2014

    In a globalized society, divorce is bound to hit couples where dual citizenship is an issue. If you get your divorce overseas, will it be considered valid in the United States? Can you choose where you divorce? How would you even start the process? The best answer is to start working with an experienced divorce attorney as soon as possible to make sure you have covered all your legal bases. In the ...
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  • Exactly how many couples purchase a home together before they get married? According to a Marriage and Homebuying Study conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, the rate is 25 percent of couples who are between 18 and 24 years old. As for couples who are at least 45 years old, the rate still holds steady at 14 percent. After all, the low mortgage rate is only one of many incentives for couples to ...
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  • Domestic Violence and Child Custody Cases

    || 20-Aug-2014

    Instead of property division and even child custody, your first concern when it comes to leaving an abusive relationship is safety. As you make your plans and live with your partner or spouse, record the time, location, and details of any abuse inflicted on your or your children. This documentation can help the long-term safety of your children, by helping you obtain a restraining order and retain ...
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  • A Quick Overview of Divorce & Retirement Funds

    || 19-Aug-2014

    Who will end up with the retirement money? There is no sure answer for your particular circumstances apart from discussing your legal options with an adept family lawyer. The bottom line: New York is an equitable distribution state. As such, neither spouse is owed a full half of all the marital assets, including the retirement plans. Instead of an equal split, there must be a "fair" ...
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  • Handling Your Credit Score in Divorce: 5 Steps

    || 13-Aug-2014

    No matter what you and your spouse agree to in the divorce, your creditors will not care. Even if you stipulate that your ex will handle all the outstanding credit card payments from your joint account, for example, if your ex does not pay up, creditors will still come after you for repayment. So what can you do to make sure that a divorce really means a divorce from your ex's credit? Here are ...
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  • Tips for Divorced Parents Helping Kids Back to School

    || 11-Aug-2014

    Difficult though it is, many divorcees have successfully transitioned to their roles as co-parents who can cooperate when the wellbeing of their children is at stake. When it comes to back-to-school season, co-parents will again have to make this effort, this time to help their kids start the new school year strong. In order to help you on your way, here are a few tips that other co-parents have ...
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  • Divorce Litigation or a Divorce Settlement: Which Is Better?

    || 7-Aug-2014

    Not every couple is a candidate for divorce mediation. But no one wants to spend years in divorce court, much less pay six figures for the contentious split. All the same, there can come a time when negotiations seem to go nowhere, and you can't help but feel that a divorce settlement is out of the question. You decide that your case should go before a judge. The thing is, only about 5% of ...
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  • Buying Out Your Ex's Share of the House

    || 6-Aug-2014

    Who gets the house? This is probably the most contested part in property division, and there are many risks involved in whatever arrangement develops. For many people, however, once they have weighed the costs and liabilities, getting full ownership of the house is worth it. In some cases, you may be able to exchange retirement funds or other liquid assets for your ex's share in the marital ...
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