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Consider These Factors When Choosing the Home for Primary Custody

After your divorce (and perhaps even during), you and your spouse will live in separate households. If you have minor children, one of you may be awarded primary physical custody of the children, meaning they will spend a majority of their time with that person. If you get custody of the children, you will need Read More

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Tips for Navigating a Divorce With False Abuse Allegations

Have you been targeted with false abuse allegations during your divorce process? These allegations may be used by one spouse to attempt to get their way with child custody or alimony issues. Here are some of the steps you should take if such false allegations become an issue in your divorce. Focus on your child: Read More

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Social Media’s Influence on Divorces

Social media has become an inextricable part of our lives, especially as smartphones have grown in their ubiquity. As much as it has helped people improve their connections to friends and family from afar (especially during the time of COVID), it also has had an undeniable influence on mental health issues. Studies also show the Read More

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Take Divorce Advice from Friends and Family With a Grain of Salt

As you begin the divorce process, one thing you will notice is that you will get a lot of unsolicited advice from friends and family about your own divorce. This advice typically comes from a very well-meaning place. People who care about you think they can help you and want to share their own experiences. Read More

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Some Divorce Expenses May Be Deductible on Your Taxes

The economic impact of a divorce can be severe. However, there are some ways in which you can lower that impact, including through tax deductions. Tax deductions can lower your taxable income, which in turn reduces the amount of money you must pay to the IRS in your taxes. Some of the rules for deductions Read More

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What Happens to a Trust When You Get Divorced?

Untangling your assets in the divorce process can be quite complicated. If you also have trusts, the way you proceed with dealing with them will depend on the type of trust you have. Here’s an overview of what you should know. Revocable living trusts If you and your spouse developed a living trust before your Read More

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The Pros and Cons of Joint Custody

The term “joint custody” refers to a shared custody agreement between divorced parents of minor children. Joint physical custody is an arrangement in which parents both spend substantial time with their children (though not necessarily equal), while joint legal custody is when both parents share the power to make important decisions regarding their children’s upbringing. Read More

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Tips to Make the Divorce Process Easier On You

The experience of going through a divorce can be quite challenging, and will involve a great deal of emotional turbulence. However, there are plenty of people every year who get through their divorce and thrive afterward in their new life. Here are a few tips that will make the divorce process easier on you: Find Read More

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Choose the Right Tax Filing Status When Going Through Divorce

As you work through your divorce, don’t forget the potential impact your divorce will have on your taxes. At the very least, you’ll need to consider the tax filing status you will use while the divorce is still pending. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will continue to treat you and your spouse as married as Read More

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Be Careful With Money Leading Up to Your Divorce

A common mistake people make when preparing for a divorce is a failure to consider the state of their finances moving forward and what sort of budget they should realistically be working with while the case is pending. Before your divorce begins, it’s hard to predict with a great deal of certainty what your financial Read More

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