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October 2016 Archives

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5 things to know about social media use during a divorce case

Going through a divorce is incredibly stressful and emotional. It can be tempting to use social media as an outlet for the insecurity and frustration you're feeling, but posting on social media sites during a divorce case may actually hurt you in the long run.

In gray divorce retirement accounts are important

There are many things to carefully consider in a divorce, and one of those things is how to divide assets. For people who are nearing retirement age, dividing up the retirement accounts is a big piece. The rise of "gray divorce" has required baby boomers to think more about this issue, and to determine what is fair and just when it comes to these accounts. Pensions and retirement accounts are often fought over during a divorce, which can turn an otherwise relatively neutral process into one that's very contentious. Understanding the challenges related to a gray divorce can make the process run smoother.

Why seeking child support for kids' clubs is not unreasonable

Figuring out child support in a divorce can be one of the most important and also sensitive aspects of the family law process. No parent wants their children to suffer because of divorce, and that includes them feeling the brunt of limited finances once a marriage is over. 

Is your divorce the result of domestic abuse?

Many people might assume that it would be easy for a divorcing party to answer whether their divorce is linked to abuse in their marriage. Those who are unfamiliar with the sensitive subject, however, might not understand that myths about domestic abuse live on even within abuse victims. 

How women can use a prenup to protect assets before marriage

You may think of prenuptial agreements as contracts drawn up by wealthy men marrying younger women in order to protect the man's wealth, but these days it's women who are seeking prenups. As women are increasingly tying the knot later in life they often find themselves with substantial personal assets when they do marry. It's only natural to want to protect the financial security you bring to a marriage, and the best way to do this is with a prenuptial agreement.

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