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What Should I do if My Ex is Making Divorce More Difficult?

Divorce is a trying time, both mentally and emotionally. It can become even harder if you have a particularly difficult ex who is fighting tooth and nail, lashing out, or even just making ...
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Will a Cheating Spouse "Lose" in Court?

Finding out your spouse had an affair can be devastating. You will feel angry, betrayed, sad and even revengeful. All of these emotions are completely normal, but it is important to not let your ...
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Is It Possible to Grow from Divorce?

Hollywood megastar Scarlett Johansson briefly opens up about her divorce from actor Ryan Reynolds in a new C-Magazine article, stating that her divorce was one of the loneliest experiences of her ...
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What is a QDRO and How can it Benefit Me During a Divorce?

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO for short, is a court ordered evaluation of retirement accounts. A majority of contested divorces, especially contested cases or those involving children ...
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What is "Conscious Uncoupling"?

Gwyneth Paltrow harnessed the power of social media and announced her " conscious uncoupling " from long-time husband and Coldplay front man Chris Martin on her lifestyle blog earlier this ...
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Its Party Time: The Rise in Popularity of the Divorce Party

The finalization of a divorce can be met with a flurry of emotion, from sadness to relief. For some, they feel a sense of joyfulness. The drama of their past relationship and the stress from a lengthy ...
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Is American Media Making a Mockery of Divorce?

Americans hold a fascination with "reality" television, especially court room dramas that allow participants to air their dirty laundry for the world to see. One of the most well-known ...
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Top 10 Signs You Need a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce. Just the word alone may conjure up feelings of anxiety regarding the unknown. Entering into uncharted waters can be scary and confusing, especially if you aren't familiar with the New ...
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Washington Man Forges Divorce Documents, Faces Jail Time

According to a recent report in the Whidbey News-Times, an Oak Harbor man tried to get a divorce by falsifying divorce documents with the court. Thomas Mayhew, a resident of Whidbey Island, located ...
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Grey Divorce in Hollywood

As discussed in a recent NearSay blog post, the percentage of divorces involving baby boomers is steadily on the rise. The ever growing demographic is comprised of ordinary working couples, couples ...
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Divorce by Default in New York State

In an ideal world, every divorce would proceed without incident and would lead to an amicable split between spouses. However, that isn't always the case. There are many instances when a divorce is ...
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Can Your Kids Benefit From a Divorce?

Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved. The idea of breaking up the only home life your children have ever known is terrifying, and can leave you feeling ...
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What the Heck is a Statement of Net Worth?!

A Statement of Net Worth is used in every contested divorce case to help outline current or expected finances. Each party involved in the divorce will need to file a Statement of Net Worth with the ...
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Money Saving Divorce Tips from Brian D. Perskin & Associates

Everyone has heard the ill-informed notion that a divorce will cost you an arm and a leg. According to bankrate.com, the average cost for a divorce is upwards of $10,000 to $15,000. While certain ...
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Depending on Children During Divorce

A divorce can be taxing, and while it can be convenient to turn to your children for support, you should make it a point to use someone else as a shoulder to cry on. Children can have a difficult time ...
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Common Divorce Misconceptions

January, to many lawyers, is referred to as "Divorce Month" based on the high average of new clients and filings during the first month of the new year. Those who are new to the divorce ...
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Spitzer to Divorce

Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, announced their intention to divorce earlier this week. The announcement comes just days after the New York Post reported ...
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Frequently Used Court Terms

The contested divorce process can be stressful and confusing. The court system has guidelines in which they must follow, and deadlines for filing or producing various documents. Making the decision to ...
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Same Sex Divorce Struggles

Marriage equality is a hot button issue in the United States, with state governments continually granting homosexual couples the right to marry. While some couples are rejoicing and celebrating by ...
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But Who Gets the Dog?

New York City residents are, without a doubt, pet people. From cats to dogs, and every critter in between, couples are increasingly welcoming animals into their homes. But what happens to your beloved ...
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How to Handle Unwanted Divorce Advice

Chances are, immediately after you announce your divorce, you will be on the receiving end of a slew of continuous advice from family and friends. While this advice is delivered with good intentions, ...
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Should You Get Divorced During the Holiday Season?

The decision to divorce your spouse is a big one, especially during this time of year. While usually joyous, the holiday season can have added stresses if you announce your intention to file for ...
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Rupert Murdoch Finalizes Third Divorce

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, finalized their five month long divorce today, by admitting in New York County Supreme Court that they had reached an agreeable settlement. ...
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Law Guardians: An Advocate for Your Child

If you are going through a divorce and have children with your spouse, then chances are you will deal with a law guardian. A law guardian is an attorney that is appointed for the sole purpose of ...
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Invalid Prenuptial Agreements

Matrimonial attorneys will be the first people to stress the importance of a prenuptial agreement. These agreements are extremely beneficial; as they will help you protect your property and finances ...
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