Divorce

When Financial Stress Leads to Divorce

when financial stress leads to divorce

Financial problems are one of the leading causes of divorce. Spouses often disagree as to how much they should spend, how much they should save, and how they should handle financial emergencies. Let’s elaborate on the challenges of divorce from the financial perspective. Do you pinch your pennies while your spouse makes it rain wherever…

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Is a Kitchen Table Divorce Right For You?

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Is the “Kitchen Table” Process Appropriate for Your Divorce?   Some couples can resolve their divorce issues by negotiating directly with one another, without professional help. They may be able to reach an agreement easily, draft the necessary paperwork using forms they find on-line, and file it on their own with the court. Could this…

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Divorce Advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer

DIY Divorce Advice

Divorce Advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer Where do you turn to for divorce advice when you’re doing it yourself? In the United Kingdom, legal professionals may be either solicitors or barristers. Solicitors provide legal advice and support to their clients. They prepare paperwork and negotiate matters for their clients. While some may represent their clients in…

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Online Dating After Divorce

When a person gets divorced, there is a pendulum of emotions that comes with accompanies the idea of dating. These emotions are based on many things. For example, what type of marriage you had, what type of divorce you had, if you have children, how old they are, how much time has passed since you…

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Hurricanes and Divorces

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Getting ready for the Divorce Hurricane. What 6 Preparatory Steps Should You Take? This week, one week after Hurricane Harvey hung over Houston, the entire State of Florida prepared for Hurricane Irma, the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. People were terrified by the devastation that this powerful storm could bring to their…

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

should i stay or should i go

Should I Stay Or Should I Go: The Decision To Move Out During A Divorce. Darling you got to let me know Should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine I’ll be here till the end of time So you got to let me know Should I stay or should…

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The Opposing Counsel

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It’s a funny thing about collaborative cases; we trial lawyers are so accustomed to our secret language that it turns out collaborative practice is not just about making the paradigm shift in our attitudes, but it’s also about making that adjustment in the very language we use when we discuss our cases. Our special shorthand,…

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THE SEVEN BIGGEST DIVORCE MISTAKES #6

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When making any major life decision, always get a second opinion! A lawyer should explain the various divorce options available for obtaining that final judgment. But lawyers are human. They have biases. They make mistakes. They want to make money. Always get a second opinion before choosing an attorney. But once you do retain counsel, take…

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Is On-line Dating During Your Divorce A Good Idea?

on-line dating during your divorce

  To Advise or Not to Advise?  Client Use of  On-Line Dating Platforms during Divorce. One of the first things that we, as lawyers, tell our clients when they begin their divorce is to limit their social media activity and to be mindful of what they post. As technology continues to evolve, it becomes tougher…

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Personalities

Personalities impact results. I always tell people interested in what I do for a living that one of the many reasons my clients choose the collaborative process is because they don’t want some judge who doesn’t know either of them, or their kids, or share their values to make the decisions that will impact their…

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