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Social Media During Divorce

What Not to Do on Social Media During Divorce

Most family law attorneys recommend avoiding social media during divorce altogether because anything you say online can and will be used against you in divorce court – even if it seems harmless at the time you posted it. That said, if you do decide against a social media hiatus until the divorce is over, here

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divorce mediator

What is a Divorce Mediator?

While we’ve all heard horror stories of couples fighting over every single little item in their house when going through a divorce, and while that does happen, it’s not always the case. Many couples mutually agree to end their marriage, in which case they’re both more likely to cooperate in the divorce process (dividing marital

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bad neighbors

How to Handle Bad Neighbors

There are a variety of ways people can be bad neighbors, so let’s look at some of the most common types of bad neighbors before we start talking about what to do about them. Noisy neighbors: these are the ones who make a lot of noise that might disturb you when you’re at home, especially

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Spouse Refuses to Participate in the Divorce Process

When Your Spouse Refuses to Participate in the Divorce Process

The best-case scenario for a divorce is an uncontested divorce, in which both parties agree to the dissolution of the marriage and cooperate in the dividing of marital property and determining things like alimony and custody (if necessary). But sometimes one spouse refuses to participate in the divorce process, making it difficult to complete the

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appearing in court

Dos and Don’ts for Appearing in Court

Many of you have seen our entertaining videos about what NOT to wear when you are appearing in court. (If you missed them you can catch them here.) However, we would like to expand on that thought and cover more than just your wardrobe here. DO: Dress Professionally This does not mean business casual necessarily,

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real estate evictions

Understanding the Basics of Real Estate Evictions

Money and personal property are both sources of contention in all sorts of relationships, so it’s no wonder why it can sometimes be difficult to find a landlord/tenant relationship that isn’t fraught with tension. It can be easy for each party to get frustrated with the other, but no matter how strong the temptation for

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prenuptial agreement

What Can Be Included in A Prenuptial Agreement?

Not only is the divorce rate going up these days, but the rate at which couples are signing a prenuptial agreement has also been on the rise. Although it has long been perceived as a measure to protect the wealthy from gold diggers, spouses of a wider range of incomes are now signing prenuptial agreements

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How Does Divorce Affect Your Credit Rating

How Does Divorce Affect Your Credit Rating?

Divorce does not directly affect your credit rating. There’s no factor for divorce or marital status when calculating credit, but divorce does cause a lot of upheaval, specifically to your finances. As if the stress of ending a marriage wasn’t bad enough, the impact of the financial strain that tends to result can hurt your

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Dividing Property That Is in A Trust During Divorce

Dividing Property That Is in A Trust During Divorce

Any property acquired during the marriage is generally considered marital property – meaning both parties have an equal claim on the property – but that’s not always the case with trusts. A trust is a piece of property that is managed by a trustee for a beneficiary. The piece of property funding the trust can

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Common Mistakes People Make During Divorce

Common Mistakes People Make During Divorce

We all make mistakes, especially when we’re stressed and feeling emotional. Few things are more stressful or more emotional than divorce, but that’s also when it’s most important to refrain from making any mistakes. When litigating and/or settling divorce, it’s nothing less than our lives at stake. In addition to financial assets and alimony, any

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do-it-yourself divorce

Understanding Why A Do-It-Yourself Divorce Is Dangerous

There are some projects where it might be practical to DIY – divorce is not one of those projects. As wonderful as the internet is, it does not, in fact, contain all the answers. Conducting an internet search of the marriage laws in your state does not give you an idea of how those marriage

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Dividing Pension and Retirement Benefits During Divorce

Dividing Pension and Retirement Benefits During Divorce

When considering what they’re entitled to in a divorce, most people think of dividing up the bank accounts and the property. Few of them think of the pension, 401k, or other retirement plan, but they should. In most states (depending on the relevant marriage law) all pension money earned during the marriage is considered an

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