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During a divorce, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of paperwork and legal requirements that must be managed and met. Few procedures are more likely to provoke this reaction than discovery, simply because the scope of … Continue reading

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It is estimated that about 42 percent of marriages end in divorce, and there are many factors that can lead a couple to call it quits. In some cases, spouses simply realize that they are or have become incompatible. Other … Continue reading

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For many people, the winter holidays are something they look forward to all year. The family gatherings, exchanging of gifts, elaborate meals, or religious events are special and heart-warming. Unfortunately, for those who are recently single, the holiday season may … Continue reading

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There is not a 100% accurate way to predict if a couple will break up or grow old together. Some marriages appear perfect to family and friends when in reality the marriage is barely hanging on by a thread. Other … Continue reading

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Sociologists and relationship experts have long known that children whose parents are divorced are more likely to get divorced later in life compared to children from “intact” families. Many have speculated that this was due to such children spending their … Continue reading

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When entertainers and comedians talk about divorce, they often make references to the idea that both spouses will automatically get half of the couple’s assets. Such tropes are often mildly misogynistic, suggesting that a rich man who gets married is … Continue reading

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When you are in the process of getting a divorce, the last thing you are probably thinking about is your tax return. However, there are often significant tax consequences for both spouses after a divorce judgment is finalized. Both you … Continue reading

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Many years ago, a couple was considered to be married if they had lived together for at least seven years, and held themselves out as a couple during that time. Nowadays, most states have repudiated the idea of common law … Continue reading

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Most of the time, divorce is something that both you and your spouse can see coming and make plans regarding how to handle it. On occasion, however, it comes as a surprise. The pop culture scene of the husband or … Continue reading

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It is extremely common for women to change their names after divorce, usually back to their maiden name. However, an increasingly widespread movement has divorced women legally changing the names of their children, as well. The legality of this is … Continue reading

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