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Decision Making Process in Divorce Litigation vs. Divorce Mediation

Decision Making Process in Divorce Litigation vs. Divorce Mediation

When seeking a divorce, there are a lot of decisions that must be made.  Making mutually agreeable decisions can be challenging during a divorce because there are often hurt feelings, anger, frustration, sadness, heightened emotions, etc.  All of the emotions in a divorce get even more heightened when arguments and testimonies have to be presented…

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What Are the Differences Between Divorce and Legal Separation?

What Are the Differences Between Divorce and Legal Separation?

Although many people use the terms “divorce” and “legal separation” interchangeably, they are two different legal processes. The main difference is that with a legal separation, two people remain legally married. A divorce undoes a marriage. There are some cases where it will work in a couple’s favor to legally separate, but it will depend…

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The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Divorce Mediator

The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Divorce Mediator

Divorce is usually sad, but it need not be emotionally and financially devastating if you ask these questions when you interview a divorce mediator. 1. What are your qualifications? Being a lawyer is an important qualification but doesn’t assure that the mediator has the background and experience to deal with the diverse degrees of emotions…

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Is Divorce Mediation Is for You?

Is Divorce Mediation Is for You?

When a couple decides to separate, their first thoughts tend to be about hiring divorce attorneys. Sometimes a couple develops too much bad blood to where the only course of action is to divorce through contentious lawyers and the court system. However, many couples still get along reasonably well. They have simply grown apart. Cases…

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Having Kids When You Didn’t Put a Ring on It

Having Kids When You Didn’t Put a Ring on It

Having Kids When You Didn’t Put a Ring on It Whether you and your co-parent decided not to marry, or you married and then divorced, you can’t deny the impact your separation will have on your children. Children from single-parent or split households experience vastly different upbringings from children from two-parent households. That doesn’t necessarily…

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Divorce Settlement Disability Insurance

Divorce Settlement Disability Insurance

Until now, there hasn’t been a way to ensure divorce settlement and child support payments continue if the person making those payments, “the Payor,” becomes totally disabled. While some people in white collar and professional/technical jobs may have disability income insurance through work or carry personal disability income insurance, it only insures a portion of…

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The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning

The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning

The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning Raising a child alone is never easy. Whether you’re divorced, widowed, or never married, having the weight of a child’s life, health, and future happiness on your shoulders is enough to stress anyone. However, with an effective parenting plan you can relieve a great deal of…

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Co-Parenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents

Co-Parenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents

Co-Parenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents You’ve heard the term “broken home” – a home where divorce has created constant conflict and strife, resulting in an unhealthy environment for your children. You can avoid this to create a seamless, conflict-free parenting and child raising environment through careful co-parenting that begins with open communication and succeeds…

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