Archive, December 2017.
While divorce is, at its core, a legal process, one cannot deny its emotional aspects. Infidelity, whether physical or emotional, can heighten those feelings and further complicate the process – but it does not have to. Instead, you can learn to cope with the pain of your betrayal while still acting in a diplomatic way in the legal proceedings of your case. Learn how, and discover what an experienced attorney can do to help in the following sections.
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Having to file for bankruptcy can be devastating. And while it is a serious issue, there are several facts that many individuals do not know about bankruptcy as a whole. There are two notable types of bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. To fully understand bankruptcy, it is very important to understand the differences.
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As the holidays come to an end and families move into the New Year, many are considering how they can make positive changes to improve their lives. For some, that may mean finally moving forward with a divorce. Perhaps you have been thinking about it for a while and were hoping things would get better, or maybe you wanted to wait until the stress of the holidays passed. Either way, you can now begin to prepare to move forward with this new phase of your life. Start by using the following tips and then contact an experienced attorney for assistance.
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While most parents will go to considerable lengths to ensure their child has everything they need, there are those who seem to think of their financial obligations as voluntary. Maybe they simply want to punish the parent who receives support and does not care that it is also harming the child, or perhaps they consider their wants more important. Either way, the failure to pay court-ordered child support can have dire consequences, both for the receiving parent and the child. Thankfully, there are some strategies that you can employ to collect your arrears. Learn more, including how an …
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In most healthy relationships, parents will work together during a divorce to protect the best interests of their children. They communicate, either with one another directly or through their attorneys, and are sensitive to the feelings and needs of their child when negotiating the details of their parenting plan, especially when it comes to the other parent.
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Although divorce rates in America have declined over most age groups throughout the last several years, the rate is still high enough to create the perfect conditions for large blended families. Sadly, the risk of divorce is much higher for those in their subsequent marriages. If one does occur, the new family unit could be at risk of a breakdown – and that can be especially damaging to children who have already experienced a divorce. Learn how you can protect your children and stepchildren from the negative effects of a second divorce, and discover how an experienced attorney may be able …
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Although most divorces involve two emotionally and mentally stable individuals, narcissism in divorce is becoming a more common issue. In fact, some 8 percent of men and 5 percent of women have full-blown narcissistic personality disorder, and an even higher percentage may exhibit narcissistic behaviors that place them on the spectrum. Learn what it means to divorce a narcissist, discover some tips that can help, and examine how an experienced attorney can mitigate against the potential risks that you may encounter along the way.
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Most divorcing parties know that an attorney can benefit them during a divorce, but few understand the role or importance of a financial advisor. Able to examine your financial situation and work closely with you and your attorney, these professionals are known for their ability to plan far into the financial future. Learn how having both a financial advisor and an attorney during your divorce may improve your life, long after the divorce is over.
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Entering serious financial troubles is a subject that no one wants to discuss. Moreover, having to make the decision to file for bankruptcy can be very embarrassing and frustrating. Yet sometimes filing for bankruptcy is the best option. To file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are qualifications and requirements that must be met, so that the overall process can go as smoothly as possible.
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Alimony is meant to provide a disadvantaged party with the financial resources they need to recover after a divorce but it can be a burden for the paying party. In fact, many rely on the tax break they receive at the end of the year to even out the expense. Sadly, that tax could be eliminated if the GOP bill tax bill is passed by the Senate, as is. Learn more about how its passage could impact you in divorce and what an experienced attorney can do to help.
Divorce can be difficult for all involved parties, but children are often the most susceptible to lifelong complications. For example, studies have shown that children of divorce may be more likely to experience certain health issues, behavioral issues, and mental illness in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Children may also experience maladjustment issues during and immediately after the divorce, such as bedwetting and separation anxiety.
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Historically, pets have been treated more like furniture in divorce than living, feeling beings – but that is all about to change. A new divorce law, set to take effect on January 1, 2018, changes that. Learn more about this new law and how it may affect your divorce, and discover how an experienced lawyer can assist with the various aspects of your case, such as your right to continued pet ownership after an Illinois divorce.
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Domestic violence in divorce is more common than most people realize, yet there is still little statistical information on the challenges that victims face after leaving their marriage. For example, experts have long known that victims and their children are at risk for heightened violence after leaving the relationship, but they questioned whether the type of abuse may be an influencing factor in the severity or frequency of such issues.
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