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Category Archives: Divorce

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Two Major Benefits in Being First to File for Divorce in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Making the decision to end a marriage is never easy. If you are experiencing marital problems, you may be reluctant to give up hope or to accept the relationship is over. However, ignoring the warning signs that a marriage is beyond saving and a divorce may be imminent could potentially put you at a… Read More »

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Retirement Benefits and Social Security In Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

People today begin planning for the future early, which means that retirement benefits could be a factor for young couples going through a divorce. For older adults and those who have been married for decades, you may have counted on these benefits to maintain your standard of living, both now and in the years… Read More »

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Considerations when Divorcing an Addict or Alcoholic

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Dealing with a loved one who has an addiction or a drinking problem can be one of the most heartbreaking and frustrating situations. When not active in their addiction, they may be loving spouses and parents to your children. However, just when you start to relax or when they are counted on most, they… Read More »

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Deciding Whether to Keep the Family Home During Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

During your marriage, you and your spouse may have scrimped and saved in an effort to provide a ‘dream home’ for your family, with the idea that it would be the ideal place for your children to grow up and for you to grow old in. When the prospect of filing for divorce changes… Read More »

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Consider Your Options When Dealing With the Family House in Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In any marital separation or divorce, there are likely to be squabbles over material possessions which have both emotional value and financial worth. At the center is often the family home, which may have been where you spent your early days as a couple or raised children. Deciding what to do with this property… Read More »

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Four Areas to Focus on for Financial Recovery

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through the breakup of a marriage and an ensuing divorce can be devastating financially, jeopardizing your current and future security. Getting what you are entitled to in a settlement is crucial to your recovery, but there are also steps you can take during divorce proceedings and in the months after to ensure you… Read More »

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Tips for Bringing Up a Pre- or Postnuptial Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When marriages end in divorce, much of the conflict is likely to stem over how property and assets accumulated during the course of the marriage will be divided between each spouse. Having a pre or postnuptial agreement in place can help to protect you both, while potentially avoiding certain conflicts. Unfortunately, some couples fail… Read More »

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Preparing Yourself for a No-Fault Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Even if you and your partner have been growing apart for years and are in agreement that your marriage is in fact over, going through the actual divorce process can prove challenging. If you are on relatively amicable terms and there are no significant disputes or disagreements over marital property division, children, or alimony,… Read More »

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Five Situations to Talk About With a Divorce Attorney

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Filing for divorce can be the obvious end result after years of fighting or simply growing apart from your spouse. It can also come as a complete shock, with divorce proceedings initiated against you seemingly out of the blue. In either situation, it is important to take the steps needed to protect yourself and… Read More »

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Divorce Rates Among Older Adults Continue To Climb

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While the breakup of a marriage is always a sad occasion, divorce no longer has the stigma it once did. While the overall number of people getting a divorce has remained steady in recent years, there is one particular age group in which the rate continues to climb. This is among older adults, over… Read More »