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The Elements of Divorce: What It Can and Can’t Do

If you have started the divorce process, then you probably know what to expect when it comes to some aspects. You may know what friends or family have gone through in divorce, or have watched it happen on television – but are you prepared for your own? What should you expect and what shouldn’t you… Continue reading →

Cohabitation Property Agreement: Unmarried Couples

These days many people decide to live together for awhile before or instead of getting married. There may be several different reasons for this, but mostly people either want to get to know the other person better by living together before they decide to get married, the couple doesn’t believe in marriage, or the couple… Continue reading →

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Legal Separation Vs. Divorce

People constantly wonder, what is the difference between legal separation and divorce? The main difference between the two, of course, is that with legal separation the couple is still legally married and still has the option to work through their issues and stay married. With divorce, this is not an option. During legal separation, the… Continue reading →

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Determining the Marital Estate

In determining the Marital Estate, you must first understand the differences between marital and non marital property. Typically, the court considers all property obtained before the marriage non-marital property, thus property not subject to division in the event of death or divorce. The court has no authority over this property; however, any marital property obtained… Continue reading →

Marriage vs. Cohabitation

More Americans than ever are choosing to cohabitate (live together) before, or rather than, getting married. According to a survey released by the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly half of women 15 to 44 years old cohabitated outside of marriage between 2006 and 2010, compared with 43 percent in 2002 and 34 percent in… Continue reading →

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Unmarried Couples and Property Basics

Today it is becoming increasingly common for couples to live together for a great deal of time before they marry, and sometimes they live together without ever marrying at all. No doubt, a couple living together will acquire a great deal of joint property. It is important to consider how this property will be divided… Continue reading →

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Divorce after 50

Those having a divorce after 50 faces many of the same issues as a divorce when you are younger. However, older couples also face some unique, age-related issues as well, such as health concerns, retirement, and greater emotional impact. In late-life divorce, it is important to consider the fact that you will have less time… Continue reading →

Preliminary Financial Disclosures

Preliminary financial disclosure is a mandatory part of getting a divorce. It is important that, when disclosing your debts and assets, you are as honest and transparent as possible. If you or your spouse are found to have purposely omitted any pertinent information, the consequences will affect both parties. When accounting for all your assets,… Continue reading →

Alimony & divorce

Alimony is also known as spousal support. Alimony, or the amount (in dollars, property, etc.) of spousal support that one spouse will provide to another during divorce or separation is determined by many factors that can include the length of the marriage, the support during the marriage, and is considered a continuation of that support… Continue reading →

Divorce and Division of Assets

When you are going through a divorce or dealing with serious family law issues, it can be difficult to focus on your future. Divorce is almost never an easy process, and the decisions you make during this time can affect you and your family for many years to come. If you believe you cannot make… Continue reading →

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