Ten Things To Do If Divorce Is Imminent
If you’re convinced that your marriage is irretrievably broken and you’re headed for divorce, here are ten steps to take.
If You Have to Go To Divorce Court
If you and your spouse can't settle your divorce out of court, this judge has a few tips on how to handle yourself.
Different Types of Separation: Trial, Permanent, and Legal Separation
What does it mean to be separated? What's the difference between trial, permanent, and legal separation?
Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce?
In some divorce cases, the spouse who does not file for the divorce (non-moving) may face harsher consequences than the moving spouse.
Child Custody Evaluations During Divorce
If you're in a contested custody trial, the judge may order a custody evaluation.
The Best Interests of the Child: Factors a Judge May Consider in Deciding Custody
What do judges consider when deciding child custody cases?
Joint Child Custody: Do the Advantages Outweigh the Disadvantages?
Is it always better for both parents to have custody of the children after a divorce?
Enforcing Child Support Orders: Dealing With a Deadbeat Parent
Now more than ever, it’s becoming harder for deadbeat parents to skip out on child support. Strict laws have been enacted to establish and enforce child support orders.
How to Increase Child Support Payments
Find out how (and why) a court would order an increase in child support payments.
Alimony Basics FAQs
When is alimony (also known as spousal support) awarded? How much will it be?
Top 15 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your Divorce Settlement
Here are some financial mistakes to avoid when it comes to negotiating your divorce settlement.
Who Gets the House in Divorce?
This article provides a few tips to help you navigate through this difficult issue.
Five Common Tax Considerations When Getting Divorced
Here are five tax issues you'll want to address if you're getting a divorce.
Common Law Marriage FAQs
A “common law marriage” is a marriage that is legally valid even though the couple didn’t obtain a marriage license or go through a wedding ceremony.
Leaving an Abusive Relationship: How to Protect Yourself
Here are some steps to help protect yourself and your children when leaving an abusive relationship.
Can I Give My Spouse Our Divorce Documents, or Do I Have to Hire a Process Server?
In all states, the spouse asking for a divorce must file a divorce petition (or complaint) with the local court and complete “service of process,” by making sure the responding spouse receives copies of the divorce paperwork.
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