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  • EXECUTIVE ORDER UPDATE
    The following is an excerpt from the recent immigration update from the Department of Homeland Security (1/29/2017): "For the next 90 days, nearly all travelers, except U.S. citizens, traveling on passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen will be temporarily suspended from entry to the United States. The 90 day period will allow for proper review and establishment of ...
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  • 7 Common Reasons People Get Divorced
    There isn’t a state in the country anymore that actually requires you to have a very specific reason for filing for divorce. If you want your marriage to end, you can go ahead and file the paperwork on any grounds . But with hundreds of thousands of Americans divorcing each year, it begs the question, “Why?” Based on numerous studies, here’s a list of the 7 most common reasons for divorce , in no ...
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  • Can a Prenuptial Agreement Become Voided?
    If you took the time to draft a prenuptial agreement before getting married, you have accomplished a family law feat that most people forget or are too intimidated to try. A prenuptial agreement can be a fantastic way to protect your assets and interests, just in case you decide that your marriage no longer makes you happy. But, like any other form of legal contract, a prenup won’t mean a thing ...
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  • Don't Make These 4 Big Mistakes If You're Fighting for Child Custody
    For many people, a child custody dispute is representative of the most difficult battle they will need to face in their lifetime. The outcome, no matter which way it sways, will affect both spouses as well as their children for years, if not the rest of their lives. Every step in a child custody battle must be carefully planned and deliberate, for a single slip-up could be disastrous for a ...
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  • Want to Divorce? Why Not in January, the Divorce Month?
    According to several recent studies, it might be time to rename January to “Divorce Month” due to the noticeable jump in divorce filings and inquiries each year in that month. FindLaw and Westlaw worked together to study nationwide divorce rates between 2008 and 2011. The conclusion was a sudden rise of divorces in January, and a 50% increase in internet searches for phrases along the lines of “ ...
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  • The Divorce Rate in the U.S. Drops to Lowest Point in Decades
    While the overall divorce rate in the U.S has fluctuated over the last few decades, the past few years have seen a steady decline. New data from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) suggests that the divorce rate in the United States is at its lowest point since the 1970s. Researchers out of BGSU’s National Center for Family & Marriage Research have found that in 2015, an average of 16.9 out of ...
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  • How Much Will My Divorce Cost?
    It is not uncommon for people to spend thousands of dollars to plan a wedding and begin their marriages. The high price tag is easier to swallow since it is expected and for something they wanted to happen. But what about ending a marriage through divorce , something no couple really wants until it is absolutely necessary? Will the price of divorce be just as high? In Divorce, Time is Money To ask ...
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  • Tips for Handling Child Custody during the Holidays
    Between making last minute arrangements and organizing family gatherings, the holiday season can be stressful on its own. For divorced parents, it can be an especially rough time. It is often difficult for children and parents alike to adjust to splitting a holiday and when celebrations conflict with normally scheduled custody arrangements, disputes can quickly arise. However, no matter how you ...
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  • Common Ways Spouses Hide Assets During Divorce
    Aside from child custody , asset division is arguably the most contentious issue couples face during divorce . Unfortunately, some spouses attempt to gain the upper hand in this issue by hiding assets before or during a divorce to avoid sharing them with their soon-to-be ex-spouse. Hiding assets during divorce is sly, unethical, and downright illegal – but it happens far more frequently that many ...
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  • 400+ Million FriendFinder Networks Accounts Exposed by Hackers
    FriendFinder Networks owns and operates a number of “adult-oriented” websites that are popular around the world. In order to access these websites, users must provide personal and identifying information in an account. Hackers claim to have recently broken into FriendFinder Network’s data sources and exposed more than 412 million user accounts, and the implications of what this could mean are only ...
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  • Guarding Your Business Assets During a Divorce
    While divorce is never easy, your separation can become that much more complicated if your marital property and business assets overlap. Since many people devote their lives to seeing their business grow and flourish, learning that its control or even existence may be compromised as a result of your separation from your spouse can be a crushing blow. Fortunately, regardless of whether your ...
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  • Why should I retain an attorney for my divorce?
    The process of obtaining a divorce is seldom quick, painless, or without complication. It is difficult to navigate the seemingly endless paperwork that must be filed in the event you and your spouse find yourselves seeking to dissolve your marriage. Many websites and services exist that make the claim that divorce can be “cheap and fast”. Be warned that these claims are typically false, and it is ...
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  • Four Common Divorce Myths
    When a marriage comes to an end, spouses often look to friends and family for advice. However, a divorce can be highly situational and the average person may not have a detailed understanding of the legal process. What may have been correct in one case may not apply to all divorces. For example, laws are always subject to change and regulations often vary from state to state. Many divorce myths ...
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  • Five Biggest Divorce Mistakes to Avoid
    During a divorce , spouses will undertake the tremendously complex task of dividing a shared life. Couples must make decisions on issues ranging from child custody to the distribution of marital assets. With so much on the line, emotions such as anger, frustration, and confusion can make it difficult to know what you are supposed to do. In the heat of the moment, it can be easy to say or do ...
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  • Biggest Celeb Divorce of 2016: The End of Brangelina
    Were you surprised to hear that one of the crowd favorite Hollywood power couples, “Brangelina” (an amalgamation of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), was divorcing ? Allegedly, so was Brad Pitt when Angelina sprung the paperwork on him just a day before she headed to the courthouse to make it official. The grounds for her divorce was simply “irreconcilable differences”, or no-fault in other terms. ...
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