The Difference Between A Dismissed Bankruptcy Case And A Discharge

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A bankruptcy case can end in one of two ways, and if you are planning on using bankruptcy, it is important for you to know what these are and the differences between them. One ending to a bankruptcy case can be a discharge while the other ending is a dismissal of the case. Here are some things you should understand about these two potential options. A discharge is the preferred ending

27 September 2019

Beyond Marital Status: Other Differences Between Legal Separation And Divorce

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If you are weighing legal separation and divorce, you should know that the two are markedly different. Understand the differences before making your decision because they will have far-reaching consequences for nearly all aspects of your life, including the finances. Below are some of the major areas in which legal separation and divorce differ. Healthcare Benefits This is one of the major differences between legal separation and divorce. Neither of you will be able to use the other's health benefits after your divorce.

26 September 2019

Top Things To Avoid During Child Custody Evaluation

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If you are preparing for a custody case, then you should expect a child custody evaluation before the case is over. The evaluation, which is done by a court-appointed professional, helps determine the best custody arrangement for the child. Since the custody evaluation can affect your custody chances, you should avoid the following things if you don't want to jeopardize your case. Trash-Talking the Other Parent Your child should have a good relationship with both of you.

26 September 2019

5 Benefits Of Divorce Mediation

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While no one hopes to go through a divorce, sometimes it's in the best interest of a couple to do so. You may be better off living your lives separately, rather than being unhappy in your marriage. When you go through the divorce process, it can be lengthy and stressful. It's worthwhile to consider using a divorce mediator to make the process easier for you both. This can help you get through the entire experience more quickly and with fewer issues.

25 September 2019

Explore How Custody May Be Handled

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Where will the children's primary residence be after a divorce? How will visitation work, and who is responsible for handling the costs associated with raising the kids? These are two questions that may be weighing on your mind if you and your spouse have decided to separate and go through divorce proceedings.  Go Over Your Options A custody attorney will assist with preparing a court proposal, based upon your children's best interests, your resources, and the schedule that you maintain.

25 September 2019

What Is Common Law Marriage?

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Common law marriage is a topic many people do not understand. While most states no longer recognize common law marriage, there are some states that do. If you have a difficult time understanding common law marriage, you are not alone. The Details of Common Law Marriage Common law marriage is a marriage in which no official marriage license has ever been issued. Individuals who have a common law marriage identify as marriage and have typically lived together for a long period of time.

24 September 2019

What Fathers Should Know About After Divorce

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Sometimes, fathers do not take proper action to protect their rights after a divorce. They believe, often by mistake, that the outcome will always favor the mother. While child support, custody, and alimony laws are complex and vary by circumstance, there are some things you can do to make everything easier. Here are some things you should know: Work to Get a Fair Custody and Visitation Arrangement If you and your former spouse have children together, custody and visitation is an important part of your divorce settlement.

24 September 2019