How to Avoid Financial Mistakes in Divorce

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If you are facing a divorce and are worried about how you will come out financially, you are not alone!  Most people who think about their future want to make sure that the divorce process works to protect them from being taken advantage of and from missing out on something they are entitled to have.Karen Covy has an excellent blog …

Tuesday Tips: Help Your Attorney Help You!

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In every divorce, there are financial issues.  They may be about a home, investments, a business or businesses, retirement assets, bank accounts, employment benefits, debts or taxes, among other things.  Dividing assets and liabilities is at the heart of every divorce.  Some cases are more or less complicated than others, but finances are always involved. In addition, when there are …

Divorce Over 50: Checklist of Financial Issues

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For various reasons, many Baby Boomers seem to be facing divorces even after long marriages.  Sometimes both parties reach the point where they want to end their marriage.  Other times, it’s one spouse or the other who takes the lead in deciding to divorce.  Even if just one spouse wants the divorce, in Texas the divorce will ultimately be granted …

If You Need to Wait Because You Can’t Afford to Divorce…

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There is a lot of discussion going on about whether the number of divorces being filed is decreasing. Many observers say that is true because of the economy, and it makes some sense. As bad as a family situation may be, many people begin to feel that they can’t afford to get divorced. Some people are experiencing the mortgage crisis …

Is the Economy Affecting Divorces?

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One of my favorite blogs is James J. Gross’s Maryland Divorce Legal Crier. James can make a point very succinctly and his posts are usually both entertaining and enlightening. His post today certainly fits that description. I have heard the question over and over about whether the economic downturn/recession/or worse has an effect on divorces. Here is his response.“’Are divorces …

Will You Marry Me? I Have Health Insurance

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Charles Jamieson, a Palm Beach, Florida attorney recently pointed out a subtle trend with families in an excellent post about the role of health insurance in family life. He wrote the following in his Palm Beach County Family Law Blog: “Getting married for money or for wealth dates back to genesis or even earlier. Divorce attorneys and most other people …

Managing Your Finances after Divorce

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One of the best websites I have found on family law issues is Rosen.com, which is from North Carolina. While there are some differences in law between North Carolina and Texas, the web site is still an excellent all-around resource with current news and common sense information about family law topics, so I recommend it as a resource. Connected to …