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Do’s and Don’ts: Cohabitation and if It’s the Choice for You

If you choose not to get married but you want to live together, cohabitation may sound like the thing for you. There is a deep interest in cohabitation in our modern times because people are afraid that their marriage will collapse, due to the high divorce rates in the U.S. Some people may feel like… Continue reading →

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Does the Length of a Marriage Have an Impact on Alimony?

The circumstances of your case will determine whether or not you will receive alimony, or spousal support, after a divorce. The length of your marriage will help determine many aspects of your case, including how much alimony you will get – if at all. But first, you should understand that there are two types of… Continue reading →

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Does Remarrying Affect Your Chances for Alimony in California?

As you probably already know, alimony is a type of financial support that may be offered to you during a divorce. Usually you will only be paid alimony by your ex-spouse for a short period of time or until other events take place. Courts will usually only order alimony to provide assistance to a spouse… Continue reading →

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Why the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act is a Useful Tool

To understand the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA), you must first understand what a premarital agreement is. These are agreements that are made between parties who are anticipating marriage and cover issues like property division, child custody, alimony, and many more subjects in the event that a divorce occurs. When a couple adopts the UPAA,… Continue reading →

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Filing for Bankruptcy and Divorce: Which Comes First?

Let’s say that you are in a position where you are ready to file for divorce and the other spouse is not paying for your mortgage, so you are left to settle matters on your own. You may wonder if you should file bankruptcy first or if divorce is the best option. To put things… Continue reading →

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Is a Prenuptial Agreement Necessary in Your Marriage?

Prenuptial agreements, also known as prenups, are common in many marriages – but must take place before the marriage. They allow a couple to set terms of property rights for their marriage, which offers many protections along the way. In marriage, you never plan for a divorce. However, this happens to many people every year… Continue reading →

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Divorce Cliches: Everything People Have Probably Told You About Divorce

If you are in the midst of a divorce, you have probably heard divorce clichés while preparing for your time in the courtroom. Truth be told, divorce isn’t always what you expect it to be. This is why it is important to learn more about these clichés and set the record straight to understand what… Continue reading →

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Equal Rights for the Children of Same-Sex Couples

There is an estimated 220,000 children under the age of 18 being raised in same-sex families in the United States. The unfortunate truth is that, before Obergefell when same-sex marriage bans were ended, it was found that there are legal and economic deprivations that children suffer when their parents are not permitted to marry. Government… Continue reading →

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Why do we Divorce? Are we Ready for it?

Every year, many people go through the divorce process because they feel as if this is the end of their relationship. One of the top reasons why people divorce is not due to reasons like sexual infidelity, but instead lack of communication. However, you will find that there are many other popular reasons why marriages… Continue reading →

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Is There Life After Divorce? Now You Can Find Out.

Surviving life after divorce may seem more difficult in the first few months than it seems. However, in time you will make the transition back into your normal lifestyle when you realize your own needs and the needs of your family. Some of the best ways to survive the hardship of divorce is to seek… Continue reading →

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