During a divorce, deciding who gets to keep the house can cause a significant amount of controversy and stress. In many divorce cases, the family home is the most valuable asset, and if you have lived in it for some time, the current market value can greatly exceed what it was originally bought for. In […]
Should You Wait Until the New Year to File for Divorce?
If the calendar year is coming to a close and you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you may be wondering if it’s better to wait until the New Year to file your papers. The answer to this question is: “It depends!” Depending on the age of your children, it may be easier on […]
Meet With Your Financial Advisor During the Divorce Process
Many people work with a financial advisor for advice about saving for retirement or managing investments, but if you’re in the process of getting divorced, it may make sense to meet with one to discuss you and your family’s financial security both during the divorce process and after. One of the primary reasons for consulting […]
How Divorce Mediation Can Help You
Over the past several years, divorce mediation has grown in popularity as a dispute-resolution process that helps couples settle their differences with a minimal amount of legal involvement while pursuing a divorce. Divorce mediators help during a divorce by offering a structured process that reduces the emotional friction that often occurs during divorce settlement conversations. […]
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
In most cases, an uncontested divorce is possible when both spouses or partners can mutually agree to resolve the significant issues of their divorce, including: how parenting time and responsibilities will be shared the duration and amount of child support to be provided the duration and amount of alimony to be provided, and the division […]
Divorce Mediation: Is it Right for Me?
Many couples considering a divorce or legal separation wonder if mediation is right for them and how it works. Divorce mediation is where a neutral individual (the mediator) helps to negotiate with the couple and lead them into a mutual agreement for settling their case. A divorce mediator cannot represent either side nor can they […]
Five Ways to Make Divorce Less Stressful
Stress not only impacts your mental health, causing anxiety and depression, but it also damages your physical well-being, resulting in high blood pressure, insomnia and reduced effectiveness of the immune system. There is no doubt that going through a divorce is one of the biggest life stressors one can experience, but there are some ways […]
How to Find a Divorce Support Group
Whether you are in the middle of getting a divorce or in the period of time immediately following one, chances are you’re experiencing feelings of grief and anger – and you may even be feeling like no one understands what you’re going through. During this time, getting involved with a divorce support group may give […]
The Pros and Cons of a Legal Separation
A legal separation is similar to a divorce in many ways. When a party files for a legal separation, they will go through the same process as if they were going through a divorce. That means that the parties will be required to exchange financial information, attend status conferences and court hearings, and orders will […]