What Is My Wife Entitled to if We Divorce?

“I’m thinking about getting divorced. What is my wife entitled to?” The answer depends on where you live. Most community property states distribute marital property 50/50 between the two parties. Each person gets to keep any separate (not marital) property. Equitable distribution states divide all assets and income accumulated throughout the marriage in an equitable … Read more

Discussing Problems of Divorce and Credit with a Third Party

Two of the most controversial partners in existence are divorce and credit. Unfortunately, they often work hand and hand. As a result, credit problems may go unresolved without the assistance of a third party. Resistance to financial obligations frequently occurs during divorce, thus leading to future credit problems. The couple can minimize the problems if … Read more

Men and Divorce

Men face challenges after divorce, just as women do. While men’s difficulties tend to be different, some men have the same issues of financial stability, health, social interaction, and single parenthood with all that entails. Both men and women face financial challenges, sometimes including bankruptcy, following divorce. “In my experience here, I do believe there … Read more

Effects of Divorce: Determining Responsibility for New Debts

Incurring new debts after you decide to file for divorce may complicate the process of determining liability. With respect to loans, the only person responsible is the one who signs the contract. However, in the case of joint credit cards, you may have to close all existing accounts. Each person then opens their own individual … Read more

Hiring a Divorce Lawyer vs. the DIY Divorce Kit

What’s the benefit of hiring a divorce lawyer vs. the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) divorce kit? DIY divorce kits are growing in popularity. Instead of hiring a divorce attorney, some couples choose DIY divorce to save money. In general, DIY divorce only works well if you have no minor children or property/assets, or an uncontested divorce. If … Read more

Do-It-Yourself Divorce Not for Everyone

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) divorce kits are not for everyone. The kits are growing in popularity, partly because they cost substantially less than hiring a divorce attorney. However, when you hire a divorce lawyer, you pay for their extensive legal knowledge and experience. Take time to weigh your personal circumstances before you decide upon DIY divorce as … Read more

Filing for Uncontested Divorce in New York

Money is one of the most common reasons a couple delays filing for an uncontested divorce in New York. Divorce is seldom simple. But New York offers a less costly alternative to hiring a divorce lawyer for an uncontested divorce. Filing for Divorce: The Alternative to Hiring a Lawyer Instead of hiring a divorce lawyer, … Read more

How Important Is Hiring a Divorce Lawyer?

With the growing availability of do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce kits, some couples ask, “How important is hiring a divorce lawyer?” Even with a DIY kit, some divorces will cost more than a wedding. People considering divorce and trying to save money should know the benefits of a divorce lawyer compared to doing it themselves. The Benefits … Read more

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