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Marriage, Money, Manipulation—Recognizing Financial Abuse

Financial abuse doesn’t get as much attention as physical and emotional abuse and is not as commonly understood—but a study by the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that a startling 99% of domestic violence cases involved some form of financial abuse as well. Financial abuse is insidious
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Private Judges—Are They Just for the Rich and Famous?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s contentious divorce has made headlines numerous times in the nearly five years since Jolie first filed in late summer 2016, citing “irreconcilable differences.”  Though their marriage was officially over in 2019, certain divorce matters —including child custody—were still being finalized.  Now they’re in the news again. The ongoing custody
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How to Minimize the Effects of Divorce in Your Career

Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences one can go through due to the changes it brings to your everyday life and the range of emotions you experience.  Not only can divorce affect your personal life, but it can also affect your career. While many adopt the ‘leave it at the
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Do Mixed-Orientation Marriages Always End in Divorce?

Mixed-orientation marriages, a marriage between partners of different sexual orientations, are becoming more visible throughout society. “Love is always complicated,” writes best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert in the biographical memoir Eat, Pray, Love. That book chronicled the end of her first marriage and the start of her romance with her second husband. But
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Bankruptcy and Divorce— It’s (Almost) All in the Timing

Financial strain is often cited as one of the main reasons marriages fall apart. Along with infidelity, addiction and irreconcilable differences, money woes are a leading cause of divorce in the United States. So, it’s not unusual for a couple to be facing both divorce and bankruptcy. Both are emotionally loaded, and each brings its own weighty
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The Risks and Consequences of Hiding Assets During a Divorce

Divorce is stressful enough even in the most amicable situations but some divorces can get complicated and messy if a spouse is hiding assets during the process. Unfortunately, some spouses are tempted to protect themselves by hiding money and other assets to avoid having to divide those assets with their spouses. Not
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How Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse Can Lead to Divorce

Emerging evidence suggests alcohol consumption increased during COVID-19 especially among women. Research shows that people who suffer from alcohol abuse and drug dependency issues are more likely to experience marital issues and go through a divorce than those who have no dependencies. According to Psychology Today, while those who suffer from dependencies
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Divorce in a Special Needs Family

You love your special needs child to the moon and back. None of what you’re going through as a couple is their fault. Marriage is just hard. And so is divorce. Still, it is true that the additional stressors associated with having a child with special needs can put tremendous strain on
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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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