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Dealing With Your Credit Before Divorce

Finances are one of the biggest sources of stress for people going through a divorce. It’s important to do everything you can to ensure you come out of the divorce with a stable financial future. Part of this is taking the appropriate steps to protect your credit before you get the divorce. The last thing… Read More »

How to Get Financially Prepared for Divorce

One of the best ways to set yourself up for a relatively smooth divorce process is to be proactive about handling financial issues. In the divorce process you will have to make a lot of financial disclosures, and will need to have a strong understanding of your current financial situation. The more organized you can… Read More »

How to Deal With Summer Vacations When Divorced as a Parent

We are closing in on summer vacation. With the COVID-19 pandemic starting to fade away as more and more people get vaccinated, vacation plans are back on for a lot of families around the United States. For divorced parents, it can be difficult to navigate exactly how these vacations will happen. It’s crucial to continue… Read More »

Tips for Managing College Expenses During Divorce

Planning how you will pay for college costs for your children can be difficult if you divorced or in the process of divorcing. However, it’s still quite feasible—millions of divorced parents have made it work, though there may be some struggle involved. Here are a few tips for divorced or divorcing parents as they attempt… Read More »

Considerations for a High-Net Worth Divorce

Studies have shown that financial struggles are among the most common causes of divorce. However, that doesn’t mean rich people are less likely to get divorced. And when divorce does happen in high-net worth couples, the process can become significantly more challenging. Here are a few considerations for people to keep in mind when preparing… Read More »

The Differences Between Separation and Divorce

There is a tendency among some to use the terms “separation” and “divorce” interchangeably, but legally these are two very different issues. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about the differences between them. Legal distinctions The term “separated” can just mean that the couple is living apart—the couple may or may not… Read More »

Tips for Your First Divorce Hearing

Your first divorce hearing can be a stressful experience, but you can at least enter feeling confident if you take the proper steps to prepare for it. Here are a few of the steps you should take to make sure the hearing goes as smoothly as possible. Dress for success: Showing up to court in… Read More »

What to Do if Your Ex Doesn’t Pay Maintenance?

As part of your divorce, you might be awarded maintenance payments from your ex. But what happens if your ex fails to meet their maintenance obligations? Before taking any drastic legal action, you should work with your attorney to determine why your ex is not making these payments. While it is possible they are simply… Read More »

Common Asset Concealment Strategies to Watch For

An unfortunately common issue that can arise during the divorce process is one spouse attempting to conceal assets from the other in an attempt to come away with a more favorable financial situation. This is illegal—both spouses are required to fully disclose their finances and assets to allow for a more equitable asset distribution process…. Read More »

How is Inheritance Treated in Divorce?

Money inherited by a spouse during the course of a marriage will not necessarily be treated the same as other money or assets during the asset division process. What happens with the inheritance will be determined based on whether it is classified as separate or marital property. Marital property is any property jointly owned by… Read More »