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Blog Posts in 2019

  • The Risks of an Online Divorce

    If you are getting a divorce, you are probably looking for a way to dissolve your marriage without incurring substantial legal fees. Given the numerous tasks we effectively conduct online, getting an online divorce probably seems like an attractive option. After all, we bank online and even order our prescriptions online, so why not get a divorce through this useful method as well? Unfortunately, ...
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  • Tips to Stay Focused at Work While Going Through a Divorce

    Making the decision to move forward with a divorce is not easy and the process will likely be challenging on an emotional level. However, you must not let your divorce interfere with your ability to remain productive at work. Of course, this is probably easier said than done, which is why we compiled a list of tips that will help you stay on task during this difficult time. Read below for some ...
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  • The Benefits of Choosing a Collaborative Dissolution of Marriage

    When people think of divorce, they often imagine ugly courtroom battles and bitter fights. However, there are other, less hostile methods for dissolving a marriage that both parties can benefit from. However, it is necessary for spouses to approach this method with an open mind and a willingness to compromise, or they might not be able to achieve a settlement. To get the most out of your ...
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  • Why Choose Legal Separation Instead of Divorce?

    If you are trying to decide between legal separation and divorce, you might be wondering why spouses would choose one over the other. The main difference between the two options is, of course, that you would not be able to legally remarry if you chose to legally separate. You would be able to live separate lives, however, and all the same key issues that are addressed during the divorce process ...
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  • Is it Okay to Move Out of the Marital Home Before the Divorce is Finalized?

    After you make the decision to get divorced, it seems only natural for one spouse to move out of the marital home. You might not be on the best of terms, so sharing the same living space might not be ideal. However, before you move forward with any of your plans, it is crucial to understand the potential consequences of doing so. Moving out could affect the outcome of your divorce settlement in ...
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  • Tips for a High Asset Divorce

    Dissolving a marriage is often a complicated process that involves a lot of tricky obstacles, especially when the divorce involves substantial assets. Determining which assets are marital and which are separate, particularly for long-term marriages, can be difficult and is often a major point of contention for both parties. To untangle the threads and make this process easier, there are some tips ...
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  • What is Wasteful Dissipation and How Can it Affect My Divorce?

    Spending habits are often a big point of contention for married couples and it can become an even bigger issue during the divorce process, especially if one spouse spent vast sums of marital assets to prevent the other from receiving a fair share. Ohio is an equitable distribution state, which means a judge will seek to split your assets as fairly as possible. If it is evident that your spouse ...
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  • How Should I Talk to My Fiancé About Getting a Prenuptial Agreement?

    Conversations about prenuptial agreements are certainly not the most romantic in the world, but that does not mean they are not necessary. You and your future spouse can both benefit from having a prenuptial agreement in place, so it is important to get over your hang-ups regarding this controversial topic, so you can both move forward with the process of protecting your respective futures. How ...
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  • Signs Your Marriage is Over

    It can be a little difficult to know when to ride out a storm and when it’s time to call it quits. If you are reaching a point in your marriage where the joys are outweighed by frustration, anger, and disappointment, it might be time to cut the cord. No one can truly know for sure what is right for your circumstances and, ultimately, that decision is for you to make. However, there are some ...
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  • How Domestic Abusers are Using Smart Home Tech to Cause Harm

    Smart home devices have given many Americans their first dip into the technology of the future we once thought was only going to happen in sci-fi stories. Today, you can have your Amazon Echo device order you pizza, you can have your thermostat adjust itself based on how many people are home, and you can even lock and unlock your front door from your smartphone. While all of these devices are ...
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  • Who Keeps Fido? Examining California’s New Pet Custody Law

    At the beginning of 2019, California updated its laws regarding pet ownership – or pet custody – in a messy divorce . Before the legal update, the court saw pets like property, falling under either separate or community property rules just like a car, television, or dining room set. Now, a judge’s discretion gets final say in who gets to keep Fido and Fluffy after a divorce concludes, assuming the ...
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  • Divorce Rates are Down – Find Out Why

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks all sorts of things related to the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of Americans. Did you know this also includes marriage and divorce rates in 44 states? According to the CDC’s data based on 2016, which is the most recent complete year of data available, divorce rates are dropping. From 2008 to 2016, the divorce rate has ...
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  • Divorcing as a Business Owner? Read This

    Business owners and entrepreneurs rely on their business investments and ventures for income. Many even tie the success of their business to their own personal identity. When married, though, half of the business may technically become the property of the other spouse, which also means this same split can come up in divorce . Keeping Control of Your Business in Divorce If you want to keep control ...
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  • Questions Your Child Will Ask You About Your Divorce

    Divorce is a big deal for the spouses going through it, but it might be an even bigger deal for their children. Kids are told repeatedly through society and entertainment that a family should have two parents who live together and love one another deeply. The concept of parents separating and possibly even growing to despise one another is hard for a kid to wrap their head around. Your little ones ...
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  • Five Tips for Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Home

    Moving out of your family home can be a truly emotionally draining and challenging process. It is completely normal for people to grieve the loss of places that once felt so familiar. Whether you are moving out for a new job elsewhere, due to financial troubles, or a property division order in a divorce that did not quite go your way, it can be a genuine challenge to let go of the house you called ...
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