Divorce

Recent Posts in the Divorce Category

  • How to Obtain Financial Independence After Divorce

    How to Obtain Financial Independence After Divorce A divorce can completely unravel both spouses’ finances for various reasons, which is why it is important to take control of one’s money after a marriage ends so that one can secure financial independence. Below, our experienced divorce lawyers at McKinley Irvin discuss several strategies for managing finances after a divorce is finalized. Examine & Understand Your Financial Position If you plan to support yourself and maintain financial independence, you need a clear understanding of your personal finances. Start by looking ...
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  • Thanksgiving After Divorce: 3 Tips for Co-Parents

    Thanksgiving After Divorce: 3 Tips for Co-Parents While divorce can be a struggle for families with children all throughout the year, Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult time when parents can’t celebrate the holiday with their kids. The first few Thanksgivings can be especially tough for divorced families because it can bring to mind cherished memories of previous holidays and remind them their holiday traditions won’t be the same. However, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be painful this year if you switch up how you celebrate now that you are a co-parent. Below, we ...
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  • Everything to Know About Bankruptcy & Divorce

    Everything to Know About Bankruptcy & Divorce If one is currently filing for bankruptcy, and they and their spouse have just decided to get a divorce, an understanding of precisely how these changes could affect one another is imperative. Filing for bankruptcy can be a great way to handle mounting debt and provide a fresh financial start, and a divorce can do much of the same for one’s personal life. However, doing both at the same time can be tough, and a bit stressful. To ensure you make the right decision for yourself and your family, make sure you know how ...
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  • Talking to a Divorce Lawyer: What Do They Need to Know?

    Talking to a Divorce Lawyer: What Do They Need to Know? If one were to hire a security team, one would need to disclose any threats against them so that the team could protect them properly, right? One wouldn’t forget to tell the team about recent threats against them or points of weakness in their home, at least not if they wanted the security team to do their job correctly. Well, think of a divorce attorney as head of security. When hiring a divorce attorney, they need to know all of the applicable details of your case in order to protect your best interests. Simply put, if ...
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  • Divorce and COVID-19: Making Halloween Fun for Kids

    Divorce and COVID-19: Making Halloween Fun for Kids This year, many parents will not be trick-or-treating with their children on Halloween and will instead stay home to avoid the risk of contracting COVID-19. On top of the pandemic, parents who have recently gone through a divorce and alternate custody on holidays may be concerned that their children will struggle with so much change. While Halloween may look different this year, the following tips can help you keep your kids safe and still have fun. Each of the activities we discuss below can easily be used by the parent who ...
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  • What Happens if a Divorce Goes to Trial?

    What Happens if a Divorce Goes to Trial? The trial is the very last step in any divorce process, which means there are plenty of opportunities to avoid trial altogether. Mediation and settlement options can help resolve the details of a divorce without presenting the case in court, but this isn’t always a viable option for every couple. You can learn about alternatives to trial here . If you and your spouse are unable to resolve your differences through a settlement, you will have to go to trial to resolve any open-ended issues in your divorce. However necessary it ...
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  • Common Issues When Seniors Get Divorced

    Common Issues When Seniors Get Divorced The divorce rate among people over the age of 55 has significantly increased over the last few decades, according to The Wall Street Journal . Whether it’s because divorce is more acceptable now than it was in the past or because more elderly couples are running into unresolvable issues during retirement, many factors are contributing to the high divorce rate among seniors. While divorce is never easy, it can be uniquely challenging for seniors. Here are four things to consider if you are getting divorced late in life. #1: ...
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  • Three Benefits of Seeking Therapy During Divorce

    Three Benefits of Seeking Therapy During Divorce Divorce is a major change in your life that can cause a substantial amount of stress. We know that the outcome of your divorce will impact your future and your family’s future, which is why we urge individuals to seek therapy during his time to help them manage powerful emotions like pain, anger, sadness, and fear. Although many people are reluctant to see a therapist, doing so can help you process complex feelings you have regarding the divorce process. Benefit #1: Support to Help You Cope with Stress The stress of your ...
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