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Dividing Property During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has triggered a major recession exposing the many inequities in our society. Millions of Americans have filed for unemployment and are struggling to keep a roof over their head while in some parts of the country, the housing market is heating up and home prices are on the rise. If you are
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How to Protect Your Finances Before Getting Divorced

Divorce can leave you feeling spent— both emotionally and financially. Typically, married couples co-mingle their money, assets, and investments. For many, the process of unwinding that financial bond can become complicated and painful. Disagreements about money are one of the most common reasons why couples split, which is why you want to
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Does Separation Always End in Divorce?

When a marriage has reached a breaking point, separation is an option for couples who want to try and work out important issues before opting for the finality of divorce. For some couples, a separation can be beneficial by giving spouses the space they need to try and fix problems in their
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Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Filing for Divorce

During a divorce, you will face many decisions that may affect your financial security. During the process, it’s easy to get distracted by emotions of a major life transition and pay less attention to your finances. This can lead to unnecessary hardships in the future. One of the first steps to help
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Revising Your Estate Plan After Divorce

by Debra Schoenberg If you are beginning the process of getting a divorce, it’s important to review and revise your estate plan to make sure it is updated before the process is complete. Many people think of an estate plan as a will or something that you will only need when you
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Do Children Need Therapy During a Divorce?

By Debra Schoenberg Parents engaged in a high-conflict divorce and custody dispute likely have concerns about the psychological well-being of their children during this emotionally difficult time. According to advocates for child welfare, about one in two marriages in the U.S end in divorce, affecting more than a million children per year.
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How Do I Handle My Finances After a Divorce?

Managing your finances after a divorce can sometimes feel like a herculean task, especially if only one spouse provided the financial support of the family. Even worse, if the divorce was not amicable, disputes over alimony, child support payments, and property division may arise. Recent studies suggest that divorced women struggle to manage
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Top Marital Problems Therapists See During the Pandemic

Relationships are under tremendous pressure during these stressful and uncertain times. According to a recent Ipsos poll, nearly one in 10 married or partnered people in America say they are likely to separate from their partner or spouse due to problems that have developed during the pandemic. Therapists are seeing an uptick
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The High Cost of Hiring the Wrong Attorney

The dissolution of a marriage is an emotionally and financially draining process. Professional legal fees and expenses can become one of your biggest concerns. When searching for a divorce lawyer, you may feel tempted to save money upfront by finding the cheapest option but there’s a high cost of hiring the wrong
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