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Blog Posts in January, 2010

U.S. and Japan Discuss International Custody Disputes

According to an article in the Washington Post, the U.S. is urging Japan to re-address its position on child custody disputes between U.S. citizens and Japanese citizens who have children together. ...
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Study Says Cohabitation is on the Rise

According to a report by the National Marriage Project, the number of unmarried couples who live together is on the rise. Between 1960 and 2008 "unmarried cohabitation" increased more than ...
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Talking to Your Children About Divorce

If you and your spouse are planning to divorce, you are probably wondering how best to approach the subject with your kids. While you may have every intention of trying to make things easier for them ...
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Helping Grandchildren Through a Divorce

There are countless articles, books, and resources available to parents interested in learning how to make the divorce process as easy on their children as possible. But what about grandparents who ...
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Facebook: Ammunition for Divorce?

What was initially created as way for college students to connect with other students on campus now seems to be a breeding ground for evidence of cheating husbands and wives. A British law firm claims ...
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Marital v. Separate Property

It is important to understand the difference between marital and separate property when heading into a divorce. Marital property is considered any property or debt that is acquired by either spouse ...
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Different Types of Alimony

There are several types of alimony a judge can order during a divorce: Temporary Alimony is paid while the divorce is still pending. Permanent Alimony is paid indefinitely, unless one of the parties ...
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Litigation v. Alternative Dispute Resolution

In reference to divorce, litigation refers to settling a divorce case in court. Resolving a divorce through litigation is much more contested than trying to settle a divorce through alternative ...
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Speak With an Attorney Before You Ask for a Divorce

If you are considering filing for divorce, it's a good idea to speak with an attorney before you discuss the divorce with your spouse. There are several things that could cause problems if you ...
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Modifying Child Support, Alimony and Parenting Plans

No situation is ever permanent. Families expand, ex-spouses get remarried, jobs are lost and gained, incomes increase and decrease, and the cost of life fluctuates. Sometimes a change in circumstances ...
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Ways to Reduce Conflict During a Divorce

If you and your spouse have decided to file for divorce, it's in everyone's best interest to try and avoid conflict as much as possible, especially when children are involved. Not only are ...
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Disestablishing Paternity

Have you recently learned you are not the father of a child you thought was yours? You're not alone. Countless men throughout Florida and around the country have taken part in raising a child, ...
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Florida Child & Parental Relocation Laws

The state of Florida recently enacted new laws that provide specific instructions for divorce or separated parents who want to relocate with their children. These guidelines state that any parent who ...
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Hidden Costs Associated with Divorce

Going through a divorce is not only emotionally difficult, but it can also be financially very stressful as well. While many people are prepared to pay for the legal fees associated with their ...
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Grounds for Filing for Divorce in Florida

In order for a couple to file for divorce in Florida, they must meet one of two grounds: The marriage is irretrievably broken. This essentially means that the marriage is broken beyond repair and ...
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Study Finds Couples Who Fight Over Money Are More Likely to Divorce

A new study confirms what many people have long known: that money problems can drive couples into filing for divorce. Utah State University’s Jeffrey Dew conducted a study that found money ...
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