Tag Archive for: divorce

Mediation and Divorce-Why it’s a great idea.

The majority of clients who walk through my front door want an amicable divorce.  They have been communicating effectively with their spouse and both parties have been able to compromise on most issues.  However, there is always that one issue-usually involving children if there are any-or some sort of financial obligation, like spousal support, that […]

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Navigating the Divorce Process Amicably-With Small Children

Divorce is never easy.  Typically emotions run high and more often than not there are several issues that are somewhat contentious.  If you add small children to the mix-it can really get messy.  Here’s the thing, though-you can roll up your sleeves and roll around in the dirt when it comes up to dividing up […]

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Get your post-decree agreements in writing!

For most people, getting to the end of the entire divorce or dissolution process is a huge relief. The judge has finally ordered the separation between husband and wife, the property has been divided, and all issues surrounding children have been settled. Many times after the divorce is over and things calm down, the parties […]

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Estate planning after divorce

Going through a divorce or dissolution can be a tedious, time-consuming, and emotional process. Receiving the final decree can feel like a huge relief; however, there is another important thing to consider after your divorce is final. Planning for your future changes dramatically after your marriage ends. For those who already have wills, powers of […]

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Representing yourself in a divorce

Believe it or not, it is actually possible to represent yourself in your divorce proceeding. This is especially true when you and your spouse are in agreement about how to split everything. This is considered an uncontested divorce or a dissolution and is easily settled with the help of the court. It’s even simpler if […]

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The effect of divorce on a guardianship for children not born of the marriage

A couple achieves guardianship over children not born to them during the marriage. The couple decides to divorce. How does that affect the guardianship of the children? While any guardianship matter will be controlled by the guardianship agreement itself, many times the agreements are silent on what happens in divorce. Even if the guardians divorce, […]

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Forensic Accounting

Divorce is never a pleasant process – it involves a lot of emotion and a struggle to reach compromises. Many times, these heightened emotions and an increased stress level can lead to disagreements and mistrust when it comes to the family’s finances. Often times during a divorce process, there is a spouse who is less-aware […]

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Chapter 13 and Divorce

You and your spouse filed a joint Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and now things have gone south with your marriage. If you and your spouse are facing a divorce after you’ve filed Chapter 13, there are several things to consider. First and foremost, your bankruptcy attorney may face a conflict of interest if you and your […]

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

Divorce or Bankruptcy-which comes first? Unfortunately, in many circumstances divorce and bankruptcy fall hand in hand. Couples often decide to end their marriage due to financial difficulty and the question becomes should you file bankruptcy before you file for divorce or petition for dissolution or vice versa. The answer really depends on your response to the following […]

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