Category Archives: Divorce (General)

Things to Remember – Make Yourself a Checklist

Divorce is never easy, quick or painless, but you can make your divorce easier, less lengthy and alleviate as much pain as possible by making sure you avoid very common mistakes. If you are contemplating divorce, make a checklist, write … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy During a Divorce

Divorcing people very often find that the death of a marriage is a heroic struggle to “stay sane, healthy and hopeful” because the marital breakup assaults the body, the mind and the soul. Few life traumas effect such profound pain … Continue reading

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Divorce By Publication

Sometimes a spouse disappears out of carelessness, and sometimes out of spite. A spouse leaves town or state without leaving a forwarding address. In some cases, the couple lives apart for a long time without divorcing, so they drift apart. … Continue reading

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When Only One Spouse Wants a Divorce

Divorce creates situations that tax the wisdom of Solomon. Judges struggle with nearly insoluble questions involving child custody and visitation, but no judge has the answer for the most common problem created by no-fault divorce: the sad reality that it … Continue reading

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Stalling a Divorce

An angry spouse may believe otherwise, but he or she cannot stall a divorce by not signing the divorce papers. The court grants the divorce. All jurisdictions now recognize no-fault grounds, so the judge signs the decree, officially terminating the … Continue reading

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Divorce and Unhappiness

Unquestionable to the conventional wisdom about divorce is that it at least makes people happier. Yet experience suggests that in divorce, happiness and unhappiness have textures and nuances and subtleties not immediately apparent. People who think divorce solves all their problems often … Continue reading

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Divorce: Who Leaves, Who is Left?

Usually divorcing spouses start at two very different places when they come to end of their marriage. One is ready to leave; the other is still in love. Rare indeed is the marital breakup where both the husband and wife … Continue reading

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Mediation in Family Law

Mediation is not a formal legal proceeding, but courts may require divorcing spouses to make a good faith effort to at least try out mediation before going to court. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution or (ADR), and … Continue reading

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Commingling Assets in Marriage

In a marriage, commingling happens when money belonging to one spouse is mixed with the funds of the other spouse. In the context of marriage and divorce, commingling refers to instances where separate property is mixed with community property, such … Continue reading

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Don’t Date During Your Divorce

Divorcing clients, lonely and stressed, may long to meet someone new, feel desirable again, and just have fun, but divorce lawyers counsel against dating while the divorce is pending, even if separated, because dating has the potential to increase both … Continue reading

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