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Happy Mediation Settlement Day!

Many states have a clause under their divorce laws that specifically state that mediation is mandatory before a party decides to completely dissolve their marriage. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution, or the practice of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third…

October 18th, 2012 Divorce Information, Divorce Law

Military vs Civilian Divorce Laws

Filing for, and obtaining a divorce is certainly no picnic or walk in the park. Now, if you are one of the fine men or women that serve this county, the process becomes a little trickier to navigate. Knowing all of the laws, having proper documentation, and even knowing where…

October 11th, 2012 Divorce Law, Divorce Process

Minnesota Divorce Law: Underwater Homes and Asset Distribution

About a decade ago, nearly every divorce in which involved a home provided the couple some equity value in that home, which was then to be divided as part of the divorce settlement.  Home equity is the difference between the home’s fair market value and the outstanding balance of all…

October 8th, 2012 Divorce Settlement, Minnesota Divorce

Understanding Fault vs. No Fault Divorce

There are two different methods when obtaining a divorce; fault and no fault. Traditionally, in many states, fault divorces were the standard, meaning, a couple could not get a divorce unless there was some good reason for doing so. Prior to no-fault divorce being adopted into law for each state,…

October 7th, 2012 Divorce Law, Grounds for Divorce

Community Property States: Are You Divorcing in One?

With any divorce, there comes a division of assets, properties, and debts. This is unfortunately just one of the many detailed and intricate things that go into divorce itself. There are certain laws and regulations that specify just how property is to be divided and what property is actually defined…

October 5th, 2012 Divorce Law, Divorce Settlement

Mississippi Prenuptial Agreement Laws

Mississippi, or The Magnolia state as it is commonly referred to by its inhabitants, recognizes both fault and no fault divorces. Pretty straight forward as far as Mississippi divorce laws go. This being said, it’s important to know that in this state, preparing for marriage, even before any signs of…

October 2nd, 2012 Divorce Law, Mississippi Divorce
Betty Thompson: The Divorce Lawyer that Shaped Virginia

Betty Thompson: The Divorce Lawyer that Shaped Virginia

In the world of divorce mediation, lawyers traditionally get no love. Often labeled with the stigma of being “liars” and “manipulators,” divorce lawyers often have to play the tough role whenever there is a divorce battle. Having official representatives in the breaking of human relations, which in essences is what…

October 2nd, 2012 Virginia Divorce

The Battle to Define Marriage Continues in NY

Gender, equality, and same-sex marriage have been amorphous topics throughout our modern times.  When it comes to laws and court rulings, these topics have gained social traction. With the Obama administration changing its stance in support of gay marriage, now seems the time when supporters would have the most leverage.…

October 1st, 2012 New York Divorce, Same-Sex Marriage

War of the Pooches: Extreme Pet Custody a Growing Trend?

Child custody is no laughing matter. Then again, it can be argued that anything a person holds dear is no laughing matter to them. When it comes to pets, humans often let their guard down for the love of their animals. It has also become a common bonding point for…

September 30th, 2012 Divorce Law, Divorce Settlement

Know How to File in Alaska

Knowing the right steps to take when starting out on anything new can be a little daunting and confusing. Now, when that something is the dissolution of a marriage, the degree of difficulty goes up exponentially. Each state has an abundance of different and varying laws in terms of how…

September 27th, 2012 Alaska Divorce, Divorce Documents, File For Divorce

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