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Does Alimony End With Cohabitation?

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If you are on the receiving end of financial support from your ex, you may be wondering what the law says about losing that support when your living circumstances change. The law is mostly mum since cohabitation was mostly unheard of long ago when divorce laws came into being. Since it is widely-known that alimony (or spousal support) will end when you remarry, cohabitation presents a slightly different picture. To learn more read on.…

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Not Sure Where To Go From Here? 4 Signs It's Time To Take The Step Towards Divorce

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Divorce is never an easy option, but sometimes it’s the best option. In fact, sometimes it’s the only option, especially when every other option has failed. If you’ve been considering divorce for a while, but you’re still not sure it’s the right way to go, it’s time to look at the reasons you’re at this place in your life; where you’re contemplating divorce. Take a look at the reasons listed below.…

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How To Handle Political Differences In A Relationship

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If you and your partner have differing politics, you may find it difficult to reconcile when something you are passionate about is something that your partner is passionate against. You may try to avoid discussing politics, but it may be difficult to do so when politics are such a major part of who you are.  Respect Your Partner’s Opinions In order to overcome differences in political opinions, it is important that you respect your partner in the first place and that he or she respect you in turn.…

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Questions And Answers For Stepparents Considering Adoption

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Often, after the parent of a child marries or remarries, the new spouse may desire to adopt the child. Still, the adoption process may seem foreign, especially since many people have had little interaction with adoption law. Here are a few questions and answers about adoption law as it pertains to stepparents. Is the adoption process governed by federal laws? The adoption process for stepparents is governed by state laws. These state-mandated regulations determine the requirements that must be met before a stepparent can complete an adoption.…

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3 Ways To Protect Yourself Before And During A Divorce

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There are many people who choose to get a divorce. Divorces are incredibly common, especially among individuals who are in their second marriage. This is why it is important that all married couples understand that a divorce is likely, and so they need to prepare themselves so that they don’t experience too much emotional and financial pain. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself. 1. Get A Prenuptial Agreement…

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Going Through A Divorce? Why You Absolutely Must Hire An Attorney

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Few life events can be as tumultuous as going through a divorce.  The dissolution of a relationship that may have once held so much promise can be quite devastating and can often leave a person dealing with a slew of emotions.  If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you may think that, because this is an individual that you knew on such an intimate basis, you’d rather not involve a third party.…

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What Can You Do To Fight False Claims In A Child Custody Case?

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If there is bad blood between you and the other parent of your child, he or she might be tempted to falsify information to make you look unfit. Although what he or she says about your parenting might seem outrageous, there is a possibility that a judge might find the information credible enough to factor into his or her decision about custody. Therefore, it is important that you take action before walking into court to help disprove the other parent’s claims.…

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Don't Miss Out: What To Know About Your QDRO

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Divorcing spouses are usually already prepared to divide the marital property and debts, but many couples fail to think past the usual homes, vehicles and family pets when it comes to assets. You may have a valuable piece of marital property hiding in your spouse’s retirement account, and you can access those funds without penalty if you do so during your divorce process. Read on for a better understand of how a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) works and how you can ensure that you get your part of this valuable marital asset.…

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Well Documented: Divorce Paperwork 101

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If you and your spouse are talking about calling it quits as a couple, you should know that divorce can be a stressful and complicated undertaking. When you consider that your act will legally separate two people who’s lives have been intertwined for some time, you can appreciate that there is more to it than just a few documents to sign. Because of the potential for complexity, a divorce attorney is critical.…

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Considering Filing A Pro Se Divorce? Here Are 3 Reasons You Might Want To Rethink That Plan

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Should you and your spouse try to do a do-it-yourself divorce? If you and your spouse are able to agree on everything and the divorce is amicable, you might be tempted to file the entire case pro se, which is the legal term for an action done without the assistance of an attorney. While the temptation to avoid involving attorneys may be strong, there are some compelling reasons that you should each hire an attorney to at least review the documents you’ve created before you sign them and ask a judge to finalize them.…

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