Retirement Benefits after Divorce Divorce can affect many aspects of a couple’s lifestyle. While many couples focus on the immediate changes that will follow a separation, it is also important to understand how a divorce can affect your future. Retirement benefits are a part of future planning that may go overlooked during divorce proceedings, but…

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Annulment vs. Divorce

Annulment vs. Divorce The dissolution of a marriage can be painful and complicated. Some couples are content with the decision to separate, while others want a greater sense of finality for their union. Divorce and annulment are the most common means of putting a legal end to a marriage, but their subtle differences can be…

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Paternity Disputes and Divorce Domestic disputes that occur during and after divorce proceedings are often complex in nature, but one of the most difficult issues to face is a paternity dispute. In situations involving child custody or support payments there may be laws in place governing the rights and responsibilities of the involved parents. If…

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Death After Divorce

Death After Divorce Just because a marriage has ended doesn’t mean that the relationship or legal ties between the spouses are severed. Children, friends, family, and working in the same company or industry can lead to a continued familiarity between the divorced spouses, and when a death occurs post-divorce, there are several concerns that arise…

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Relocation After a Divorce In an increasingly mobile society, it is becoming more common for families to relocate. These moves could arise from a number of reasons, including job availability or assignment and moving closer to family. It is also a choice that is frequently made after a divorce, when the thought of remaining in…

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Temporary vs. Permanent Alimony When a couple files for divorce, one of the major issues that must be decided is the issue of alimony. Also known as maintenance or spousal support, alimony is a payment that is made from one spouse to another. It is typically offered when there is a large income disparity between…

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Alimony in Divorce

Alimony in Divorce When a couple initiates a divorce proceeding, there are many financial and familial matters that must be negotiated. One of these is the issue of alimony, also known as spousal support. If the couple negotiates alimony or the court orders one spouse to pay the other alimony after divorce, then the spouse…

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Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce An uncontested divorce, essentially, is a type of divorce where the couple is able to come to an agreement on issues such as property and asset division, child custody, and alimony. This option is usually a good decision when both individuals are able to calmly negotiate with each other and ultimately agree upon…

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Contested Divorce

Contested Divorce When a divorcing couple is unable agree on issues such as division of property and child custody, the divorce proceeding is classified as a contested divorce. A contested divorce may take longer to resolve and could conceivably be costlier than some alternatives, but it may also provide the best means of ensuring that…

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Reducing Alimony Payments

Reducing Alimony Payments Paying alimony after a divorce has been finalized can be burdensome. Alimony is intended to provide support to the spouse who gave up on a career to support the family and take on homemaking responsibilities. However, situations change, and sometimes the person receiving alimony no longer needs it. If you have been…

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