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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Canada Proposes New Divorce & Child Custody Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Canadian Province of British Columbia is proposing sweeping changes to existing laws on separation, divorce and child custody. A new Family Law Act will encourage out-of-court settlements instead of costly legal battles in front of a judge. The proposed changes are part of an overhaul of the 32-year old Family Relations Act, which the government intends to replace with a new Family Law Act early next year. B.C. Attorney General Mike de Jong said that families who need a court’s help...

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Divorce Hotel

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Dutch people are very good at coming up with solutions to social predicaments that push the boundaries of societal norms. The latest Dutch creation to cause a stir in the news is the invention of the “Divorce Hotel,” where unhappily-married couples can check in for the weekend as a couple, and check out on Monday morning as singles. The Divorce Hotel is the concept of 33-year-old Jim Halfens, who has been running the new business idea out of different hotels in the Netherlands...

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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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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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The Divorce Filing Process

Aug 8, 2012 by

The first task in the process of getting divorced is the filing of a divorce petition, also known as a Petition for Dissolution of the marriage. One spouse must formally file the petition with the local divorce court even if both parties agree to get divorced. In years past, a divorce petition needed to state the whether the grounds for the pending divorce were “at fault” or “no fault,” however today, every state now offers no fault divorce where there is no court...

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Divorce Mediation – a Lower Cost Alternative

Aug 8, 2012 by

When the tough decision to seek a divorce becomes imminent, couples have a few different options to consider. The traditional method of going about this is to get a lawyer and have him sort through all of the details. Though this might seem like a good idea to some, there is a lower cost alternative out there at this point in time. Instead of paying through your nose to use a lawyer, consider getting a mediator instead. Divorce mediation is a nice alternative to a divorce lawyer for quite...

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Divorce Pre-Planning

Aug 8, 2012 by

Many estimates say the divorce rate in the United States has increased to the point where nearly half of all current first marriages will end in divorce. The numbers are even higher in some Western states like Nevada and California where over 60% of first marriages fail. Nationwide, first marriages have 50% failure rate, second marriages fail about 65% of the time and 75% of all third marriages end in divorce. However, the numbers for divorce rates in different individual cultural, economic and...

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During a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Coping with the challenges and difficulties presented during a divorce can be a bit like waging a war. Your divorce is a conflict between two opposite camps and comes with all the negative baggage necessary for a heated battle. The conflict can raise feelings of anger, regret, remorse and depression. You’ll need ample resources to stay positive and use the divorce as an opportunity for growth. It takes a calm approach to handle the financial matters and complex legal issues raised during...

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Friendly Divorces

Aug 8, 2012 by

According to a story recently published in The Arizona Republic, a growing number of couples are now seeking divorces through mediation or collaboration instead of in a courtroom. The result is cheaper and faster divorces that do not automatically turn spouses into enemies. Many couples facing uncontested divorces are choosing to handle the paperwork with the help of do-it-yourself online divorce services, and negotiating the terms outside the courtroom on their own. Agreements reached with a...

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Mandatory Divorce Counseling

Aug 8, 2012 by

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy reports that although the divorce rate in the United States has backed off a bit due to the weak economy nearly 40% of all new marriages are still at risk of ending in divorce. The situation has motivated many state and local officials to step up community efforts to prevent divorce in the first place. Some of the solutions offered have been rules to make premarital counseling mandatory and extending the waiting period for a marriage...

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Mediation & Collaboration Divorce Alternatives

Aug 8, 2012 by

When it comes time to seek a divorce there are a few different options to the traditional method of battling the matter out in a courtroom. There are two lower cost alternatives available in the form of divorce mediators and collaborative lawyers that both spouses can share. Instead of each spouse hiring their own traditional divorce representation, divorce mediation and collaborative law can be good options for reasons of reduced cost and increased convenience.   Divorce mediation...

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New Year, New Divorce Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

Now that the New Year has arrived, obtaining a divorce in California may cost a bit more than it used to. As of January 1st, 2011, a new California law requires that all divorce hearings include oral testimony unless both spouses specifically waive the right, and the resulting additional court time in front of a judge could cost all sides in a dispute quite a bit more money. Assembly Bill 939, known as the “Elkins Legislation” came about as the result of a 2005 divorce in Northern...

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Organizing for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone considering initiating a divorce with the complications of a large amount of assets to be divided and children involved in the breakup, might want to talk to a divorce attorney before signing any papers. An attorney is a must if your case is a contested divorce involving any type of abuse, dishonesty or illegal behavior as well. If one spouse already has an attorney, the other will surely need one too. Negotiating a complex divorce without legal representation can hurt your position in...

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Pre-Divorce Considerations

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone who might think getting a divorce will be a quick and easy fix for the problems in their life has a few surprises ahead of them. A divorce is more likely to be a traumatic event affecting every part of your life than it will be a walk in the park. Divorces can be expensive and if you are unrealistic or unprepared, a divorce can be emotionally devastating too. Far from solving all of life’s problems, studies have shown that married people make more money, live longer and are happier...

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Real Cost of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

A divorce is never quite the cheap and easy fix for an unhappy marriage that people might think it to be and anyone who thinks divorce is a trivial matter has a few surprises coming their way. Getting a divorce is more likely to be a stressful event that causes upheaval in every part of your life. Far from solving all of life’s problems, divorces can be expensive and if you are unrealistic or unprepared, they can be emotionally devastating too. Study after study has shown that happily...

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Simplifying Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone who thinks a divorce is an easy solution to a rocky marriage will quickly find that a divorce is far more likely to be a very stressful event instead. Divorces can be quite expensive and they can be emotionally taxing as well. Many studies have shown that married couples earn more, live longer and are happier than singles that have gone through a divorce. In fact, when you add up all of the costs, obtaining a divorce might be a bigger problem than an unhappy marriage. Those unsure of how...

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What are Your Options Before You File for Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Filing for a divorce should never be taken lightly. Dissolving a marriage is a serious decision that often leads to unforeseen or unintended consequences. Before you file for divorce, you might want to consider some other options that are available. Seek Counseling Try counseling to resolve differences, either as a couple or individually. Relationships go through many stages. Often the daily stress of work or child rearing creates tension within a relationship. Learning to deal effectively with...

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Should I move out before I get divorced?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My Wife and I are not getting along. In fact, we have tried counseling, but she recently quit going. Now she wants ME to move out of our house because she can’t stand being in the space as I. I had every intention in moving out until a couple of friends of mine who recently been through the same deal as I, advised me not to. The reason was due to actions abandonment to my kids and my responsibilities as a home owner in the respect of divorce court proceedings. This...

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