Your State Law and Divorce: Where You Do IT Matters
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by Elizabeth Newland
8h ago
In the United States, every state has its own set of laws governing divorce proceedings. And while there is a nationwide set of laws guiding divorce or family law matters, it is the state in which you reside, and are a citizen of, that will dictate the specifics of your case. Therefore, it’s important to learn about your particular state’s divorce laws to understand what you are entitled to, what your rights are, and how to navigate your divorce successfully. State law vs. federal law? The US federalist system requires two separate court systems: state and federal. Historically, family law has ..read more
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Divorce Rituals: Honoring Your Big Change
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by Elizabeth Newland
6d ago
When struggling through a divorce, many women look down the road and envision their final divorce decree as their goal, the culminating prize, the finish line that will signal they have done it: they survived the divorce marathon. It’s natural that this is the case, as so many steps are procedural with divorce. There are the documents to gather, the Statement of Net Worth to complete, the countless conversations to endure negotiating the terms, maybe even, the selling of the house, that signing that final document must mean the end of the divorce, right? Yes, if you consider only the legal pro ..read more
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Why Choose Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) If You are Divorcing
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by Jayne Cleary
3w ago
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a way to settle disputes outside of court. It is a particularly relevant procedure when it comes to divorce as it can be cheaper and faster than traditional litigation, and it often preserves relationships.  Of course, it goes without saying that divorces are messy. This is especially true if things get heated and you have to go to court. While litigation does not occur in every divorce, it may be a necessary step in your divorce case. And it can be both emotionally and financially draining– for you and your spouse. However, the good news is that (i ..read more
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The ONE Thing You Should Never Say to Your Kids During Divorce
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by Elizabeth Newland
1M ago
When going through a divorce, so many of us feel alone. No one understands us completely, including ourselves. We struggle to find the words to describe and understand our experience. One particularly challenging discussion, leaving us grasping for the right words for sure, is the one we must have with our children. We love our children and know that the divorce will definitely impact their lives. We worry about and wonder what is the best way to talk about divorce with our kids? What are things we should say, and what are things we should definitely not say? If you identify with this, take he ..read more
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A Legal Separation for a Woman: Pros and Cons
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by Elizabeth Newland
1M ago
There are many factors to consider when you are faced with ending a marriage. Before considering all the legal components that come with ending your official relationship — like property division, custody arrangements, and lawyer involvement, you must decide whether your marriage will end via divorce or legal separation. Every woman has different needs that will impact this decision, and there are pros and cons to both. This article will explore both the legal and emotional considerations behind an official legal separation. Legal Separation versus Divorce Legal separation and divorce are very ..read more
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The Five Kinds of Divorce Cases: Is One Yours?
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by Elizabeth Newland
1M ago
The desire to be separate from your partner is the main reason for any divorce. While many factors and considerations lead up to the divorce, that one big goal generally stays the same. Additionally, while there is one main goal to a divorce, there are five ways to accomplish that goal or five common divorce cases. These cases or examples are the following: an uncontested divorce, a contested divorce, a collaborative divorce, a default divorce, and a summary divorce. This may seem overly complicated when all divorces share the same goal. However, knowing what profile your divorce is will help ..read more
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What is a Restraining Order and How Do I Get One?
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by Alexa Valenzisi
1M ago
During your divorce process, situations may arise that require the court to get involved, and one tool you have at your disposal is a restraining order. To protect yourself before, during, or after your divorce is finalized, you can obtain a restraining order against your Ex (or if it’s before your divorce is finalized, your Soon-to-be-Ex or husband *). This article provides information and answers to common questions women have related to restraining orders. What is a restraining order? A restraining order stops someone from doing something harmful to you. The harmful activity can be posting ..read more
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Divorce Mediation: What is It and How Much Will it Cost?
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by Alexa Valenzisi
2M ago
Introduction to Divorce Mediation There are multiple ways to obtain a divorce. One way to go about it is through mediation. Mediation is the process where you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party. This third party will come to an agreement about all elements of your divorce. You and your spouse will talk about dividing your assets, custody agreements, and anything else that you two need to split. This article explains what mediation is, its benefits, and explains what types of couples are good candidates for the process. What is Divorce Mediation? Mediation is when you and your spou ..read more
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What is Family Court (and Will You Have to Go There?)
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by Alexa Valenzisi
2M ago
Family law is just one small sector of the country’s legal system. But, family law is so prominent in the legal system, that “family courts” are found in every state. This article will explain what family court is, who goes there, and anything else you need to know about it.  What is Family Court?  Family court is a type of court that has limited jurisdiction related to familial legal matters. The history behind family court is based on “equity” law. Equity law is the legal concept that focuses on equitable remedies within civil matters. This means that your divorce settlement may no ..read more
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4 Things to Help You Heal from Divorce
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by Jessica A. Fisher
2M ago
There are 4 things that can help you heal from a divorce. You may be laughing as you read that, feeling like you are not in need of reading this post. Why? Because you are feeling peace as you say goodbye to your old way of life. As you look toward your future, you might even be excited to be welcoming new routines, new people, and new beginnings. And yet … slow down. There are probably other parts of you that are not in sync with any kind of “moving on.” These other parts keep reviewing all that you could have done to save your marriage, or they may be focused on blame, how your Ex did you wr ..read more
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