What Courts Consider When Awarding Spousal Support

Despite what most may believe, not everyone is entitled to spousal support after a divorce. While the factors vary state to state, and each state has its own set of guidelines for determining support, most jurisdictions similarly consider certain basic factors when awarding and determining the amount and frequency of support for a recently divorced couple.


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From The Desk of LAW | Prenuptial Agreements 101

Written by it's over easy Founder & Family Law Attorney Laura Wasser

While it might seem odd to have an article about prenuptial agreements (PNA’s) on a website where we focus on divorce mediation, but the fact is that nothing could be more appropriate. The principles behind what a prenuptial agreement is are the same that I counsel our clients to adhere to in their dissolution process. They are also the very principles which could save your marriage; clear and considerate communication. So many couples rush to the alter without even knowing that they are entering into a legal contract...


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5 Ways to Convert Stuff to Cash Before and After Divorce

Whether you're agreeing to it before a divorce or just trying to shed physical reminders post-divorce, converting material possessions into cash isn't always a terrible idea. If done correctly, it can bring some closure to this chapter in your life while also adding some spending money to your pocket. It's not always the right decision, though, so make sure you think through any financial steps before or after a divorce carefully before moving forward.


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Divorce Online 101 - Listing Your Assets & Debts

We get it: Putting a monetary value on your life sucks, but it’s a necessary part of divorce online, and divorce in general. With that said, it doesn't have to be as painful as pulling teeth. In fact, when you and your spouse work together on your uncontested divorce online via the data-entry tools on It's Over Easy, you spend less time worrying about what items need to be reported and more time communicating about things that really matter to you.


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What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Credit During a Divorce

Money matters are often noted as being a cause of marital woes, but financial issues can continue to weigh you down during and after divorce if you don't know what steps to take. It's no secret that divorce can be hard on the credit score, and it brings with it a change in expenses and income that can be difficult to overcome. According to Credit Donkey, 15 percent of couples choose to remain separated but legally married long-term — 10 years or more — because of money concerns.


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