What is Financial Infidelity?

January 14, 2021

A common reason for relationship or marital discord is financial issues. In many households, one person pays the bills and manages the finances. This arrangement can leave the other person unaware of the couple’s true financial picture. In some cases, one person will hide their spending, loan and credit card debt, or even income from…

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Why Does the Divorce Rate Increase in January?

January 6, 2021

January is unofficially referred to as the “divorce month.” According to a recent study at the University of Washington, filings in January are statistically higher compared to other months. Similar studies have found higher filing rates in January in other states as well. There are a number of reasons for this uptick. From a social…

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How can I Expedite My Divorce Case?

December 15, 2020

The divorce process can be lengthy, often dragging on for a period of months or even years. For this reason, people going through the divorce process typically want to find out how to complete the proceedings as fast as possible. There are some options to expedite a divorce case. By following the right steps and…

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What is Parental Alienation?

December 9, 2020

Children react to divorce in different ways. Some children enjoy getting to be with both parents on opposite weeks, adapting well to new child custody arrangements. Other children stop wanting to spend time with one parent, irrespective of whether that parent is the custodial or non-custodial parent. Though this can be a normal behavioral response…

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What Records Should I Keep Regarding Alimony?

December 1, 2020

At the conclusion of a divorce proceeding, the court orders the dissolution of marriage. The order will often contain specific requirements regarding payments of alimony, child custody, and more. When alimony is ordered by a court, it becomes legally enforceable. It is important for both the payor and the recipient to keep adequate records of…

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How Do I Obtain a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in My Divorce Case?

November 24, 2020
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A victim of domestic violence has legal avenues available for them to seek protection from their abuser, especially in a divorce case. One such protection is the issuance of a restraining order. An individual who fears for their safety during a divorce can seek a restraining order to prevent their ex-spouse from being able to…

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Considered in Divorce Cases?

November 18, 2020
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Some of the most common questions about divorce relate to how property and finances are divided. Since marital property is divided, what happens if a personal injury settlement is incurred during a divorce case? Divorce settlements require the determination of property ownership. Making this determination can be relatively simple to fairly complex. The complexity comes…

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How Should a Retiree Manage a Divorce?

November 9, 2020
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According to a report published by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), divorcing in retirement is both a financial and emotional burden on an individual. Despite this burden, the rate of gray divorces, or divorces for couples that are over 50 years old, is growing. A retiree can help secure their assets by following a few…

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Do Unemployed Parents Still Have to Pay Child Support?

November 3, 2020
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Family law issues can be delicate. The laws are complex and emotions can run high. This is especially true when it comes to child custody and support issues. Parents frequently ask about the rules for paying child support because each case is different. One concern, especially during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, is whether or not…

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Can Social Media Posts be Used as Evidence in Divorce Court?

October 26, 2020
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A spouse or even an ex-spouse can attempt to enter social media posts into the record during divorce proceedings. The judge will ultimately decide if the social media posts appear to be the writing of the other party. However, a social media post can be an unreliable source of information since an account can be…

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