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Blog Posts in 2017

When Can an Aunt or Uncle Petition for Custody?

In most circumstances, family law courts will do what they can to ensure children are raised by fit parents. During a divorce proceeding, for example, a judge will examine how each parent cares for ...
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Child Support for a Disabled Adult Child

Divorce is rarely easy for anyone, but for the parents of a disabled adult child, it can be even more complicated. Parents always have an obligation to provide financial support for their children ...
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Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

When a couple decides to divorce, some of their biggest concerns may be who will get the house, or how custody of their children will work out. However, for some couples, another big topic might be ...
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Reasons Why a Prenuptial Agreement Might be Invalid

For those about to enter a marriage, a prenuptial agreement can be a valuable way for couples to establish and protect their financial rights in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial or postnuptial ...
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How to Choose the Right Divorce Attorney

When your marriage comes to an end and you are faced with the task of having to go through with the process of a divorce, deciding how to choose the right divorce attorney might seem difficult or ...
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How Retirement Assets Are Divided in Divorce

Retirement asset division is required if couples contributed to a retirement account during the course of their marriage. Accounts such as IRAs, 401ks, 403 plans, stock options, pension plans, and ...
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Dividing the Family Home During Divorce

When couples divorce, one of the biggest challenges is deciding what to do with the family home. Real estate is perhaps one of the most valuable assets for a family as well as one that holds countless ...
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Tips on Communicating with Your Spouse During Separation

How to Communicate with Spouse During Separation For many couples, maintaining open and respectful communication is often difficult, especially if they struggled for years to communicate effectively ...
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Stay off Social Media during Your Divorce

Incriminating yourself has never been easier with the advent of social media. From people admitting crimes on Facebook, to tweeting out their location in the midst of an investigation, so many ...
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Moving Out During Divorce

When couples file for divorce, both parties may feel uncomfortable living together under the same roof. But is it a good idea for one person to move out? Who should be the one to move? The decision ...
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Signs Your Spouse May Be Hiding Assets in a Divorce

Property division is one of the most contentious topics in a divorce case. Some people even go to great lengths in order to conceal assets in order to avoid giving them up to their spouses. If you are ...
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Divorce Preparation Checklist

You’ve made the decision to file for divorce – or you have just been served with divorce papers – now what? Below we have outlined some simple steps to help you get started. Although ...
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Should You Date Before a Divorce Is Final?

Now that your marriage is coming to an end, you may feel that you’re ready to get back into the dating scene again. But not so fast – you haven’t signed your divorce settlement yet, ...
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Tips on Surviving Divorce After 50

“Gray divorce” is a relatively recent phenomenon that describes the surge in divorce rates among older couples who usually over the age of 50 and have been married for several decades. ...
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Common Mistakes Dads Make During Divorce

In the past, courts were more likely to award primary custody to the mother rather than the father. But today, judges do not presume that the mother will be the primary caretaker. Rather, courts are ...
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Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

Child custody case outcomes can have a deep effect on a child’s future and the family’s dynamics. One small mistake could mean the difference between primary custody and supervised ...
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January is Divorce Month

Family law firms and divorce attorneys all across the country generally see a rise in divorce consultations and filings in January. Some experts estimate that divorce filings increase around 10% in ...
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