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How Does Domestic Abuse Influence Child Custody Proceedings?

As you go through child custody proceedings in court, the courts will take allegations of domestic violence extremely seriously. The court will not just take you at your word that domestic violence occurred. Judges will need to review evidence, and will consider issues such as: Whether the alleged domestic violence was directed at or affected Read More

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Money Management Tips for Divorce

There are a lot of challenges associated with the divorce process, not the least of which is figuring out how you will emerge from the process with financial stability. Here are a few tips to help you with your money management during divorce so you can maintain financial sanity. Only take advice from experts: You’ll Read More

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Can a Trust Protect My Assets in a Divorce?

The best tool you have available to protect your assets in the event of a divorce is a prenuptial agreement. In such an agreement you can lay out all the stipulations for what will happen to your assets should you and your spouse end up getting divorced. But what if you have trusts? Can you Read More

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Spousal Abuse Can Affect Divorce Hearings

If you are going through the divorce process with an abusive spouse, you can request orders of protection from the court, such as a temporary restraining order. This will ensure your spouse remains away from you and does not contact you, with significant penalties if they disobey. When a restraining order is in place, this Read More

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How to Bring Up Divorce With Your Spouse

When you’ve finally made the decision in your own mind to move forward with a divorce, the next step is to raise the issue with your spouse. Doing so can be understandably scary—it’s not a pleasant conversation to have. But if you are to set yourself up for a smooth divorce, it’s important you bring Read More

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Why You Should Do Your Best to Avoid Divorce Litigation

Most divorce attorneys will try to guide their clients to collaborative divorce methods or mediation to help them avoid divorce litigation. This is because if a case reaches the litigation stage, it is likely to become quite drawn out and significantly more expensive. A divorce is already costly and emotionally traumatic enough even when it’s Read More

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What are the Risk Factors That Most Commonly Lead to Divorce?

Obviously, every divorce is different, as each person’s relationship is different. But based on numerous studies done over the course of decades, psychologists have been able to determine some risk factors that make it more likely a person will get divorced in their lifetime. Here’s a quick look at some examples of these common risk Read More

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Tips for Using Social Media During Your Divorce

One of the most common pieces of advice attorneys give to divorce law clients is to deactivate social media profiles while going through the divorce process. Of course, not everyone is willing to entirely give up their social media accounts, especially if they use them for keeping in touch with family or close friends. There Read More

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Tips for Disciplining Your Children Post-Divorce

After your divorce is finalized, you and your ex will still need to communicate regularly to effectively co-parent. This includes discussing the methods of discipline you will use so your children have consistent rules and expectations across households. Here’s a quick overview of some tips to help you keep a grasp on discipline after your Read More

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How to Meet Your Children’s Needs During Divorce

As you go through the divorce process, you and your spouse should keep a sharp focus on your children’s needs in addition to your own. Here are just a few examples of some of the needs your child will have during this time, and how you can fulfill them: Involvement: Children need to have strong Read More

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