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Considering filing for divorce this month? You're not alone.

A lot of people file for divorce in January. Because no two marriages are alike, the reasons for this will vary widely. Whatever the catalyst for the split, if you've been thinking about divorce for a while, but weren't sure when the right time would come, you won't be alone if you choose the month of January.

Can you change your divorce judgment?

Sometimes final does not really mean final. Such can be the case in a divorce action, as both parties have the right to return to court to challenge the judge's decision under certain circumstances. While not typical in divorce cases, parties do have the right to appeal decisions to appellate courts.

Why may a marriage be void?

A marriage is thought of by the courts as a legally binding contract. That's not nearly as romantic as the general perception of marriage, but that is how the legal system looks at the process to help determine the rights of both parties.

Know your housing options when divorcing

Going through a divorce can take its toll emotionally, but there are plenty of other factors to consider, as well. One of those factors is what should be done with the family home. While in some cases it makes sense for one spouse to keep it, in other cases, it is better for the home to be sold and the spouses to split the proceeds. There isn't any one-size-fit-all solution when it comes to family homes, and each divorce is different. By working closely with an attorney, you and your spouse can determine the best course of action for a family home during divorce. Here are some issues to consider:

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.

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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