State Laws Vary in Determining Divorce Assets

States have their own laws when it comes to the division of property, especially in community property states. They may also have different divorce laws governing what is or is not marital property. What is NOT Marital Property Typically, the court does not consider these items as marital property: Gifts or inheritances received by either … Read more

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

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

Negotiating Divorce and Asset Distribution

The Best Way to Negotiate Divorce and Asset Distribution The best way to negotiate divorce and asset distribution requires that a couple negotiate calmly. Divorce is often contentious. A case proceeds more smoothly when the couple avoids anger and accusations. One-sided, or contested divorces often result in the other party acting hateful, bitter, and spiteful. … Read more

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