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Cryptocurrency Assets and Divorce

With cryptocurrency’s growing popularity among the public, family law attorneys may encounter questions about how to divide digital assets in a divorce. As more couples accumulate virtual money, it becomes another marital asset to be appraised and divided in divorce proceedings. Unless your attorney has a strong understanding of cryptocurrency assets, an
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Signs That It May Be Time for a Divorce

Whether you’ve been married for a few years or a few decades, entertaining the thought of divorce isn’t easy, especially if you’re unsure if you should even begin the process. Perhaps you have been considering the possibility of divorce for a while, but you’re not sure if that is the right choice. No
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How to Protect Yourself in a High Net Worth Divorce

Philanthropist power couple Bill and Melinda Gates stunned the world by announcing their plans to divorce after 27 years of marriage. According to news reports, the Gates don’t have a prenuptial agreement and instead have a “separation agreement” that will likely lead to one of the largest divorce settlements in history. Bill
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How Social Media Can Derail a Divorce

As social media continues to have a greater influence on our lives it can also contribute to problems in our romantic relationships. More time spent online means fewer opportunities for face-to-face interactions with a partner. According to a study published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, social media has
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Who Gets the House in a California Divorce?

A common point of dissension during a divorce case in California is, “Who gets the house?” Your home is where you have made memories, grown as a family and put down your roots. You might have put a lot of money, time and work into your home. It is natural to want
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How Restraining Orders Impact Divorce

The divorce process is often contentious and emotional and will likely involve at least one type of restraining order. There are different kinds of restraining orders that are issued by the family courts and it’s important to understand how they work and how it impacts you and your family. Automatic Temporary Restraining
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How Divorce Will Impact Your 2020 Taxes

Tax-filing season is upon us, and for some this may come with the anticipation of awaiting tax refunds, but for a couple amid a divorce, tax season may require additional thought and planning. New tax law changes have had a profound impact on how separated and divorced couples face their taxes in
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Estate Planning Pitfalls to Avoid after Divorce

Deciding to end your marriage can be difficult and the process that follows is stressful and emotionally exhausting. Although it may be easy to overlook, it is important to review your estate plan as soon as possible to ensure that you are protected against unintended consequences following your divorce. Estate planning can
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How to Keep Your Kids from Conflict During Divorce

High-conflict divorce is not only painful for sparring spouses it can cause emotional consequences if there are children involved. A study published in Child Development found that conflict between divorced or separating parents is linked to an increased risk for children developing mental health problems. Researchers found a connection between parental conflict and higher
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