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Can We Receive Default Judgment in Our Divorce Case?

First of all: What is a default judgment? When you are involved in a divorce case, you expect everything to go smoothly and for your spouse to cooperate. When you serve your spouse with a petition, you expect them to answer is within your state’s time limits because this is how your case moves forward…. Continue reading →

What You Can Do if Filing Taxes While Going Through a Separation

We know that everything dealing with your separation is important to you, because you want to know what you should and shouldn’t do. When you are faced with filing taxes while separated from your spouse, you will either file ‘married filing jointly’ or ‘married filing separately.’ You should know the benefits and losses of choosing… Continue reading →

What “It’s Over Easy” Says About Do-It-Yourself Divorce

We know that divorce isn’t always an easy process, but many people are looking for a streamlined process to help the divorce process become exactly what they’re looking for. Celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser recently made news by launching her newly-famous website “It’s Over Easy,” where couples can make their divorce as simple as doing… Continue reading →

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Why Child Custody Mediation May be the Right Step for You

Let’s end the stigma that mediation is just for divorce in general. Many people believe that the mediation process is only for things like assets, property, and more, and the conflict that stands between you and your divorcing spouse. However, it is much more than that. It can deal widely with much more personal issues… Continue reading →

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The Many Aspects People Don’t Consider in Mediation

Everybody is nervous for their first mediation. You never know what to expect, from whether or not your case will be settled, to whether you and your ex can work things out on situations that you don’t necessarily agree on. The first thing you should always do is take a step back and breathe, because… Continue reading →

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Co-Parenting When One Parent Has an Abusive History

Is it ever possible to co-parent when one spouse or ex-partner has an abusive history? Sadly, even when parents are found guilty of crimes involving domestic violence, child abuse, or any sexual crimes, the court may still allow that parent to have custody or supervised visitation time. We want to do whatever it takes to… Continue reading →

Can Tax Refunds be Intercepted When a Parent Doesn’t Pay?

Perhaps you have already enforced a child support order and your spouse has not been keeping up with payments. This could be for many reasons. Perhaps they lost their job, or perhaps they believe that they can skirt out of payments without any consequences. No matter the reason, as long as your spouse does not… Continue reading →

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The Many Types of Pleadings You Could See in a Divorce

When you are involved in a divorce, you have probably found that there is so much paperwork involved with your case. From the initial petition, to figuring out finances, you will find that the paperwork seems to never end! The good news is, most states follow similar guidelines when it comes to pleadings. Today we… Continue reading →

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Ways That Prenuptial Agreements Could be Declared Invalid

If you are looking to get married, one of the best choices you can make for yourself and for your spouse is to execute a prenuptial agreement, which will allow you to both have rights if you ever decide to divorce. One of the best things to do in your marriage is to prepare for… Continue reading →

What if Your Child Wants to Change Their Residency?

When it comes to children, here’s how the courts view things: They probably won’t allow an 8-year-old to make decisions. The truth is, when it comes to many matters and your child’s role of making decisions, it all comes down to the court’s preference and whether or not your child is old and mature enough… Continue reading →

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