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Faqs About Fault Vs. No-Fault Divorce

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In each state, there is some version of a no-fault divorce available. In those instances, you do not have to cite a reason for divorcing. However, if you live in a state that requires or allows blame to be assigned in a divorce, you have the option of filing a fault divorce. If you are unsure if you should ask for a no-fault or fault divorce, here is what you need to know. Read More»

What You Should And Shouldn't Say To Your Divorce Attorney

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If you are going through a divorce you are probably wondering what you can do to protect yourself. You might even be worried about talking to your lawyer, and you could be unsure of what information you should give to your lawyer. Here are some things that you should and shouldn’t divulge with your lawyer. 1. You Should Always Be Honest About Infidelity If you or your spouse has been unfaithful in the marriage it is important that you tell your lawyer. Read More»

Divorce And Child Support: Where Should Your Money Go?

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When child support payments are worked out during a divorce, the money should go towards the welfare of your children. Here are a few things you should know about how your child support may be used once given to your child’s other parent. Daycare If your spouse works or is in need of daycare during the week, the child support payments can be used to cover these costs. You and your former spouse may choose to have the costs of daycare included in your child support payments without the court’s assistance through your family law attorney. Read More»

What To Do To Protect Your Children From An Abusive Spouse During Divorce

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When you have been in an abusive marriage for a prolonged period of time, it can feel like a major relief when you finally are able to get out of the situation and begin considering going through divorce proceedings. However, if you and your (almost) ex-spouse also have children together, you may find your relief and sense of near-freedom stifled by your worries about the safety and well-being of your children. Read More»

3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Chances Of Getting Custody Of Your Children During A Divorce

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If you are going through a divorce you might be fighting for custody in addition to dividing the estate. For many people, negotiating the custody of their children can be the most stressful part of the whole divorce. This is why it is important that you understand what kinds of things will help your case for custody and what kinds of things will actually hurt your cause. Here are some things you need to know. Read More»