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 ...


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The Psychology of Same Sex Divorce

Written by Dr. Neil Schierholz, PsyD

The ending of any relationship is hard enough, let alone dissolving a legal marriage through divorce. LGBTQ couples come to me with the same challenges, aspirations, goals, and dreams that I hear from non-LGBTQ couples, but there are differences in a same sex ...


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How to Have an Amicable Divorce with Your Spouse: 4 Tips

My divorce happened suddenly, catching me totally unaware.  With an 8-week-old baby daughter to care for, I was definitely not expecting to be dealing with a marriage break up.  But that’s exactly what I was doing!

After having some time to accept my new marital status, I understood very quickly ...


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Selling Your House Before a Divorce: A Surprisingly Good Idea

If you're anything like most Americans, the house you live in is the single most expensive thing you'll buy in a lifetime. It might also be community property, which can be a source of real stress when you're getting a divorce. Unlike your bank accounts, debts and shared frequent flier miles, a h...


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Ways to Manage Your Divorce and Keep Your Sanity

Endless calls to lawyers. Fighting with your spouse. Helping your children get used to living with uncertainty. The challenges of divorce are enough to give anyone a headache. But it doesn’t have to be like this. You can manage your own divorce in a way that minimizes stress and preserves your sa...


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