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How an Economic Downturn Impacts Divorce

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is just beginning to come into focus as millions of Americans face unprecedented financial hardships that could impact divorcing couples. Over the past five months, spouses may have experienced layoffs, furloughs, or pay cuts as COVID-19 business closures leave many occupations in limbo. A dramatic
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How to Handle Debt in a Divorce

Survey after survey shows that disagreements over money is one of the two main reasons married couples fight (the other is sex). If the couple had differing philosophies about saving and spending during the marriage, odds are they fight over dividing their debts during a divorce. Divorce will be complicated and the
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Divorce Proceedings Go Virtual During Pandemic

While some couples may have grown closer during quarantine, others are deciding to go their separate ways. The pandemic is putting a halt on major life events such as graduations and weddings, but not divorce. According to legal experts, couples are still filing for separation during the health crisis, but the divorce
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Common Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce

The stay-at-home orders implemented due to the pandemic have put a significant strain on many marriages. Experts are seeing a rise in inquiries from couples about filing for divorce and they anticipate more people will file for divorce as time goes on. Divorce is an extremely difficult process to undergo, and spouses
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Does the Death of a Child Cause Divorce?

The death of a child is considered one of the most difficult and traumatic events that parents can experience. A sudden death can have parents mourning the loss of their child’s life, their potential, and their future. Life as they know it has forever changed, and they are forced to endure unimaginable
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The Emotional Impact of Divorce in Children During COVID-19

Divorced families are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic due to many factors, including the economic fallout, as close to 40 million Americans filed for unemployment claims since March. This may have consequences regarding parenting schedules due to job losses and may cause financial issues that can affect child support payments.
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Stimulus Checks and Divorce

By Debra Schoenberg More than two million couples in the U.S. get divorced every year and one of the top three reasons for splitting up is finances. The COVID-19 crisis has left many families struggling to cover basic expenses as the number of unemployment claims surge to 6.6 million. As early as
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When Your Divorce Goes to Court

By Debra Schoenberg The divorce process is difficult in different ways for every separating couple. It’s estimated that 95% of all divorces end in a settlement agreement but for unusually contentious or financially complex divorces, the only way to resolve these disputes is by going to court. The prospect of a court
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