Dividing Real Estate

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is a fact of life that many divorcing couples decide to sell their home at the time of their breakup. Even though a home is often the greatest single asset a married couple owns, it can also become the greatest single point of contention in a divorce. A home has both financial and emotional value, and what happens to the house after a divorce can be a real problem when the emotions over ride the financial considerations. Whether a divorcing couple decides to sell their home or not, the...

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Divorce Advice

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is often said that advice is worth what you pay for it. Considering that most advice is freely given, it would seem to be worth very little. In the case of divorce however, the advice of those who have more experience with the topic may be worth a bit more. Getting divorced is never easy and can present many obstacles to overcome along the way. Good advice from those who have already been through the process can be a big help in gaining a new perspective about moving forward after a divorce....

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Divorce Blog

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you are considering a divorce, going through a divorce or suddenly single again and ready to start all over, you will find plenty of good advice, therapy and tips to help you take control of your life here at Divorce.com’s Blog Pages. You’ll find information on topics from around the world about divorce issues in the news, lawyers and legal tips, how to manage your divorce case, family law updates and other general resources designed to help you deal with every aspect of getting...

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Divorce Costs – How To Save Time, Money And Trouble

Aug 8, 2012 by

It has been said that a divorce will cost as much as you can afford. Of course, the true cost of a divorce depends on many variable factors and not all of them are financial. The emotional toll of a divorce can be just as draining as the legal fees are to your bank account. When contemplating the monetary cost of an impending divorce it is usually best to separate your emotions from the finances. Instead, treating your divorce as a calculated business transaction can help you save time, money...

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Divorce Difficulties & The Holidays

Aug 8, 2012 by

Even though the holiday season is supposed a time of celebration, but for many divorced parents, the unhappy reality is more often that the holidays are a difficult time. At a time when most families are spending time together, divorced parents will likely have to share the time spent with their children with their ex. The depressing reality is that much of the holidays will be spent without the company of their children. When families get together for the holidays, unexpected things can...

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Divorce Education

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is always a good idea to educate yourself about the laws and related legal processes that govern the process of divorce before you sign any papers. You don’t have to take classes or become a lawyer to understand your divorce, but understanding the basics of the process can help reduce some of the mental and emotional strain involved if you know what to expect in advance. Unlike a Las Vegas wedding, people cannot just stop in for a quick divorce in Las Vegas or any other town in the...

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Easy Divorce Education

Aug 8, 2012 by

Getting divorced is one thing, doing it without creating a legal and financial disaster for yourself is another. Since all divorces are basically civil lawsuits, they must be pursued in court according to the rules of the state you live in. Because the divorce laws vary from state to state, it is always a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before taking the plunge on your own. If you do decide to obtain legal representation in your divorce case, you will still need to understand...

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Divorce, Families & Dollars

Aug 8, 2012 by

People in the United States know that divorce and children can both be expensive propositions. And now that the current economic downturn appears to be a lasting recession, people don’t seem to have much money to spend on either. The trend for people to hold off getting divorced during this recession was already evident. Now, recent numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics show that the U.S. birth rate has fallen to its lowest level since records have been...

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Divorce Finances

Aug 8, 2012 by

For anyone going through a divorce, or considering a divorce, getting your finances in order is imperative. You can’t really take control of your life or even make progress toward building a new single life until you have a good grasp of your existing financial obligations and assets. The first step in evaluating your financial situation should be organizing your financial paperwork, including all your incoming bills, all bank statements and any important permanent records too. Once you...

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Divorce Lawyer

Aug 8, 2012 by

The importance of finding the right divorce lawyer cannot be overstated. If the other party in your divorce has the representation of a lawyer, you will need one too. Going to court without a good divorce lawyer can be a disastrous mistake that could affect your quality of life for many years to come. You need an experienced divorce lawyer on your side to help you navigate the legal technicalities and get through the paperwork as smoothly as possible. Once you have determined that you are going...

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Divorce by Mutual Consent

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although problems with marriage and divorce are not confined to the United States by any means, the specific causes and solutions may vary according to the country they occur in. News from India shows that even though it is half-way around the world, many of the same stress factors of modern life affect marriages, and ultimately, divorces in that nation. Statistics from Family Court in Pune, the eighth largest metropolis in India, show that the incidence of divorce has nearly doubled for...

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Divorce & Professional Sports

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent article by Mark Kreidler at ESPN made a very interesting point about professional athletes and their chances of success in marriage; “In the world of professional sports divorce is the norm.” The article points out that being a famous athlete and being a husband or father at the same time is no easy feat. As a result, professional athletes get divorced much more frequently than the general public and that is saying a lot when the national divorce rate is hovering around...

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Divorce Rates Rising Fast in Far East

Aug 8, 2012 by

Many people have commented that the divorce rate in the United States, estimated to be near 50%, is excessively high. Even a divorce rate of 40% would be a number that many sociologists and family therapists feel reflects a culture where troubled relationships are disturbingly common. There is no doubt that society is changing in the United States as well as in the rest of the world too and the rising divorce rates seem to go right along with modern civilization. However, as high as it is, the...

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Divorce Records

Aug 8, 2012 by

The decision to get a divorce is a private personal choice between two formerly intimate partners. Unfortunately, divorce records are not so private. The records of a divorce are an open source of information containing all the details of the separation. Divorce records stored in county courthouse files in all 50 states are open to public inspection unless they have been ordered sealed by a judge. Anyone can view those records of court proceedings, including testimony concerning disputes over...

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Divorce Settlement

Aug 8, 2012 by

The divorce settlement is one of the last legal actions in a divorce proceeding and is the final agreement between spouses that sets forth the terms and conditions of a divorce. Divorce settlements cover the division of property and the court’s assignment of ongoing responsibilities concerning issues such as custody, visitation, and support. Divorce settlement agreements must be signed by both parties and accepted by the court before they can be incorporated into the final divorce decree....

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Divorce by State

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorces in the United States are governed by state laws that vary according to the particular state you live in. State courts have jurisdiction over all aspects of marriage including divorce, separation, residency, support and child custody issues. You will need at least a working knowledge of your state’s divorce laws in order to complete your divorce. You’ll also need to know what your own legal rights and responsibilities are under the laws where you live. You can learn more...

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Divorce Steps

Aug 8, 2012 by

Making the decision to get a divorce is never easy and there are often many obstacles to overcome along the way. Before you file for divorce you might think about setting some basic goals as to what outcome you want from the situation. Consider all your options when choosing how you file, whether or not you will need an attorney and whether or not you will try mediation, a marriage counselor or other divorce-related professional services before you start drawing up any legal documents. If you...

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During a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Coping with the challenges and difficulties presented during a divorce can be a bit like waging a war. Your divorce is a conflict between two opposite camps and comes with all the negative baggage necessary for a heated battle. The conflict can raise feelings of anger, regret, remorse and depression. You’ll need ample resources to stay positive and use the divorce as an opportunity for growth. It takes a calm approach to handle the financial matters and complex legal issues raised during...

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Fewer Divorces in Same-Sex States

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent article on Edge on the Net by contributor Peter Cassels points out that contrary to what many might expect, the states where same-sex marriage is legal have the fewest incidences of divorce. Although the main argument against gay marriage is the belief that it undermines the state of marriage, it is actually the Bible belt states that have the highest divorce rates in the general U.S. population. Cassels backs up his observations with statistics that show the states with same-sex...

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Filing for Divorce : Part One

Aug 8, 2012 by

Getting a divorce is emotionally stressful and it can also be costly and lengthy. While many divorcing couples simply want to get the whole thing over with quickly, this is not always possible. The divorce laws are complicated and vary from state-to-state. (You can find the divorce laws for all 50 states at the Cornell University Law School website. The stages of a divorce are basically the same no matter where you live, but to get the best results and to protect your rights, it is a good idea...

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