Divorce

Recent Posts in the Divorce Category

  • Reducing or Canceling Spousal Support Payments

    Reducing or Canceling Spousal Support Payments There are many reasons an ex-spouse may feel like their spousal support order is no longer fair. Below, we discuss what can be done to reduce or cancel a spousal support order that was awarded as part of a divorce settlement . Change In Circumstances If the settlement agreement or alimony order doesn't specify a timeframe for when alimony can be modified, then both spouses have the option to file a request with the court to ask for a change to the order. Ex-spouses should try to first reach an agreement to reduce support ...
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  • Getting Divorced While Pregnant: The Legal Issues

    Getting Divorced While Pregnant: The Legal Issues When a couple is in the midst of divorce, pregnancy can be incredibly stressful. While some couples may choose to postpone the divorce until after the child is born, others may feel waiting isn’t an option. Can You Get a Divorce While Pregnant? Yes, in the state of Washington, you are allowed to finalize your divorce even if you are pregnant. Although the courts cannot prevent you from divorcing simply because a spouse is pregnant, you may encounter some legal issues as you begin the dissolution process. Will the Other ...
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  • What Will a Divorce Lawyer Ask Me?

    What Will a Divorce Lawyer Ask Me? Heading into an initial divorce consultation, you might be wondering what types of questions the attorney will ask you. During that first meeting, the consulting lawyer is bound to ask you a few important things about your current situation and your wishes—but exactly what types of questions can you expect? It’s important to be prepared for any meeting with a legal advisor, so knowing what to expect can help you gather the appropriate information to make the most of your consultation. During your first meeting, a divorce ...
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  • New Year, New Life: Resolving to Divorce in 2023

    New Year, New Life: Resolving to Divorce in 2023 November and December are busy months filled with gift-giving and holiday gatherings. During this time of year, other responsibilities and activities are put on the back burner. After the champagne is corked on New Year’s Eve, people often switch their focus to making big changes in the new year. One resolution may be ending a marriage that is no longer working. January Is Divorce Month January has the unfortunate nickname of Divorce Month . This moniker is misleading as the first month of the year does not usually have the ...
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  • Why January Is a Big Month for Divorce

    Why January Is a Big Month for Divorce For many Americans, the holidays are a time of reflection. The holiday season can inspire us to reflect on the past year while preparing to ring in the new one. While the holidays can be a joyous season to share with friends and loved ones, they can also be a season of grief and loss. Many people find themselves struggling to cope during Christmastime, especially if it’s their first holiday season after divorce or the death of a loved one. Like the holidays, divorce can be seasonal. In recent decades, the month of January ...
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  • Legal Differences Between Annulment and Divorce

    Legal Differences Between Annulment and Divorce When it comes to legally ending a marriage, there are two options: divorce and annulment. Although both options can end a marriage, the legal grounds and consequences for each are different. Among the differences are the types of evidence required to obtain a decision and the obligations for the former spouse with each ruling. The biggest difference in legal grounds between a divorce and an annulment is that divorce ends a legally valid marriage, while an annulment declares a marriage legally invalid. Most couples pursue ...
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  • 5 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting During the Holidays

    5 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting During the Holidays The holidays are filled with festivities and complications for co-parents. This season can be stressful for anyone, but parents with shared child custody have additional obstacles that can turn the holidays sour. Follow these tips to maximize joy and minimize arguments during the holidays. Tip 1: Put the Children First Children should not dread the winter holidays because their parents live under separate roofs. This time of the year can still be special for everyone. Prioritizing the needs of the children keeps the emphasis ...
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  • Social Media Habits to Avoid During a Divorce

    Social Media Habits to Avoid During a Divorce Divorce is challenging, which is why so many people take to the most readily available outlet they know to vent their emotions: social media. Social media is a great tool for keeping in touch with friends, sharing exciting experiences, and getting into contact with new people. However, during a divorce, social media can be damaging and dangerous. While social media can sometimes serve as a great outlet, it should never be a place you go to share personal information pertaining to your divorce . Find out what bad social media ...
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