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When deciding what divorce process is best for one’s situation, mediation may be one of the processes considered. Mediation allows a divorcing couple to collaborate on a solution to divorce, support, property division, and custody issues outside of court, without relying on a judge to make these decisions. A personal and caring mediation environment may […]

A lot of headaches and stress can occur during a divorce when two spouses are navigating through items associated with their children. This is because children are of the utmost importance, and their wants and needs should be at the forefront of the decisions to ensure that they have the best care and situation possible. […]

There will be many adjustments in one’s life after a divorce is finalized—from getting used to being single, to the situation of being a co-parent, to transitioning from two salaries to one. While all the emotional and situational adjustments are difficult, the financial adjustments can be one of the more stressful obstacles. It is normal […]

Almost all divorce proceedings result in a final divorce decree, ending the marriage. While that is the finality  of a divorce proceeding, there is so much more that goes into reaching such conclusion. There is the division of assets and debts, which is known as equitable distribution, custody determinations including parenting plans, support such as […]

There are many different topics that can arise as part of a divorce, but one of the bigger topics of discussion, and sometimes the most stressful, is alimony. Alimony serves as a means to help a party meet their reasonable needs when their income and the assets awarded in equitable distribution are insufficient to meet […]

Some people may offer to share their medical history with others comfortably while others might feel uneasy to share this personal information, especially with the court, and especially during divorce, support or custody proceedings. Medical records can include information from a variety of items, such as routine checkups, physicals, and vaccination status, to treatments for […]

Children usually have the highest priority in their parents’ lives, and when a divorce or separation arises, the children are likely considered first. Making sure the children are considered throughout the divorce or separation process and providing them with a smooth transition is important for the children’s future and wellbeing. Going hand in hand with […]

It may have been common in the past for prenuptial agreements to have a negative connotation; however, due to the high rate of divorce, having a prenuptial agreement might actually make more people feel at ease today. Instead of looking at a prenup as a determination that the marriage is going to fail, many look […]

Divorce is tough—especially when it has an impact on one’s financial health. It can be scary for one spouse to think that the other spouse’s credit card debt can negatively affect them, even if they weren’t the one spending the money. Or perhaps both spouses have incurred the debt together. What if it prevents one […]

When one has children, the first few holidays during or after divorce can be stressful and difficult to navigate. No one in this situation should expect to snap back into life knowing how to handle everything that lies ahead; instead, they should give themselves some grace. The newness of life after divorce is just like […]