Divorce Curves Ahead: Top Ten Warning Signs

Dec 20, 2012 by

There are no shortages of Top Ten lists of things we all think we know: in divorce, however, the problem is often the need for a list of things you wish you had known. But rear view mirrors are not very useful in evaluating the accidents of divorce: courts are reluctant to go back into the emotional quagmire of a final divorce decree. Better navigation of a divorce’s potential legal curves has enormous benefits for both divorcing parties. Unfortunately, most courts don’t take full measure...

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Michigan Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

Because the divorce process varies according to state-specific laws you will need to gather the required documents, filing instructions, and state law information before you can complete a divorce in any state. In Michigan, the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage is the only grounds for divorce recognized by the state and that makes a Michigan divorce forms service the perfect solution for any uncontested divorce that will be filed in the state. You can file an uncontested divorce in Michigan...

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Before Divorce

Dec 17, 2012 by

You are beginning to consider or are contemplating divorce, or you want to learn more about what is involved, what the laws are in your state, how much it costs, how it will affect your family, whether or not you need one, or how to get started. Divorce 101 Articles Q&A’s Find Local Resources Divorce 101 How to Divorce Going through a divorce is never a pleasant experience, but if you have a clear understanding of the procedure, it can be a new beginning for...

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Do Social Media Sites Increase Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket and others are becoming the latest weapons in divorce and child-support battles. Private investigators searching for information on a client’s wayward spouse or ex-spouse are quickly catching on to the fact that the websites are often a quick and easy way to catch people doing things they don’t want others to know about. Divorce and family law firms are increasing their reliance on information gathered...

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Get Divorced?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Doubts about your marriage can be confusing and stressful. If you have doubts about your marriage and are considering divorce, it may pay to talk with a divorce lawyer. This way, you can explore your options and can decide if this really is the best decision. The following are some things that a divorce lawyer can offer you. The legal system is often complicated for people who want to do everything from file for divorce to sue a business. Thus, it pays to talk with a divorce lawyer. They can...

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Rising Unemployment Creating More Work for Divorce Lawyers

Aug 8, 2012 by

As the recession continues to deepen and job cuts accelerate, a rapidly rising number of divorced spouses are requesting changes be made to child support and alimony arrangements. In a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), 39% of the nation’s top divorce attorneys cite an increase in modifications being made to child support payments. Additionally, 42% of the members report a rise in the number of changes made to alimony payments. “When a divorced...

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12 Tips Before You File for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Before filing for a divorce you should set some goals as to how you want your case to be resolved and what outcome you desire. Take a look at all your options when choosing how you file, whether or not you will need an attorney and whether or not you will try mediation. Once you know where you want to end up, it will be easier to choose your course of action. If you decide to go without an attorney and represent yourself, make sure you have the resources to do it correctly. You might consider...

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Before a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Preparing for a divorce is a big job. There are many things to be done before you initiate divorce proceedings, including gathering documents, researching the legal issues and exploring your options. You may need to find a divorce attorney or brush up on divorce laws. You will need to take control of your divorce right from the beginning in order to protect your finances and maintain your lifestyle. The more prepared you are for your divorce, the smoother the whole process will be. Here are...

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Connecting the dots: Alcohol, Drugs, Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Part I: What it Looks Like One of the things that surprised me when I was doing research for my book The Divorce Lawyers’ Guide to Staying Married (Volt Press, 2006) was how little information there was about the correlation between alcohol and drug abuse and divorce. One attorney who I interviewed thought that up to 30% of the divorce cases were either directly or indirectly related to a spouse’s alcohol or drug abuse. Yet, rarely does one come across any information about this all...

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Considering a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce. Chances are you’ve been thinking about it for a while. Some days you’re ready to call it quits without remorse, then, two days later, you’re wondering if it’s the right thing to do. What about the kids? What about the mortgage? What will my friends and family think? Divorce is a serious matter and not something that you should enter into lightly. The decisions you make now will impact your future emotionally, financially and oftentimes, spiritually so you...

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Discovery versus Privacy in Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

It was just three years ago that members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers noted that the number of divorce cases that included evidence gleaned from social media websites and other electronic data had increased exponentially over the last few years.  Since then, electronic evidence gathering has only picked up more steam and today the average citizen is capable of being tracked in more new ways than ever before. Anyone who has watched TV knows that forensic computer...

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Divorce Blog

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you are considering a divorce, going through a divorce or suddenly single again and ready to start all over, you will find plenty of good advice, therapy and tips to help you take control of your life here at Divorce.com’s Blog Pages. You’ll find information on topics from around the world about divorce issues in the news, lawyers and legal tips, how to manage your divorce case, family law updates and other general resources designed to help you deal with every aspect of getting...

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Divorce Common Sense

Aug 8, 2012 by

Because divorce laws vary from state to state and must be processed by the court according to the rules of the state you live in, if you can afford it, it might be a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before you decide to start filing papers. You don’t want to create a legal and financial nightmare for yourself. Even if you do retain a lawyer, you will still have many decisions to make and it helps to understand how the process works. The easiest way to research the topic of...

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Divorce Costs – How To Save Time, Money And Trouble

Aug 8, 2012 by

It has been said that a divorce will cost as much as you can afford. Of course, the true cost of a divorce depends on many variable factors and not all of them are financial. The emotional toll of a divorce can be just as draining as the legal fees are to your bank account. When contemplating the monetary cost of an impending divorce it is usually best to separate your emotions from the finances. Instead, treating your divorce as a calculated business transaction can help you save time, money...

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Divorce Decisions

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone considering a divorce should probably step back a bit before and take some time to examine their options. If you are not sure you want a divorce you might not want to do anything at all for a while. Before ending a marriage, maybe some counseling or therapy would be beneficial. Anything done to rekindle a relationship will definitely cost a lot less than a divorce ultimately would. Ultimately however, you are the person who will have to decide what you’re going to do and you are...

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Easy Divorce Education

Aug 8, 2012 by

Getting divorced is one thing, doing it without creating a legal and financial disaster for yourself is another. Since all divorces are basically civil lawsuits, they must be pursued in court according to the rules of the state you live in. Because the divorce laws vary from state to state, it is always a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before taking the plunge on your own. If you do decide to obtain legal representation in your divorce case, you will still need to understand...

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Divorce Mediation – Mediators Can Be A Low Cost Alternative

Aug 8, 2012 by

Initiating a divorce can be a costly proposition. A court contested divorce can drain your bank account, take up all your time and destroy your peace of mind in short order. You can hire a divorce lawyer to represent you and eliminate some of the work, but it will still be an expensive ordeal at the very least. Your family and children will still be impacted in unpredictable ways, and there is no guarantee a court proceeding will go in your favor. You might want to consider utilizing the...

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Divorce Mediation Solutions

Aug 8, 2012 by

When a divorce becomes imminent many couples choose to hire a divorce lawyer to do much of the work, but it can still be an exhausting and expensive ordeal. A contested divorce in court can also take quite a bit of time to resolve. Your family can be impacted in unpredictable ways and there is no guarantee things will go in your favor once you’re actually in court. There is a lower cost alternative available if you consider using the services of a divorce mediator as an alternative to...

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Divorce Papers

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce papers are the documents that are required to complete a divorce procedure. Individual state laws govern specific divorce paperwork requirements and can vary widely depending on the state in which you reside. A good rule of thumb concerning all divorce papers is to never sign ANY paperwork without a complete and clear understanding of what it is you are signing. If you are at all unclear as to what you are being asked to sign, get a lawyer. A divorce attorney can help you understand and...

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The Divorce Process

Aug 8, 2012 by

It can be a good idea to make sure you know the basic facts about getting a divorce before you jump in and make decisions that could create a legal and financial disaster for yourself. What many people don’t understand is that divorces are basically civil lawsuits, and must be pursued in court according to the rules of the state you live in. The divorce laws vary from state to state, and it is always a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before taking the plunge on your own....

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