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The Importance of Full Financial Disclosure in a Divorce

In many marriages, often one spouse manages the household's finances. This is all well and good unless you end up going through a divorce and the lack of information for one spouse becomes a disadvantage. Before both spouses are able to engage in productive discussions regarding a divorce settlement, it is crucial for both parties to be on the same page and be fully aware of the marital financial situation regarding all property and debt acquired during the marriage. If a spouse agrees to a property settlement without fully understanding assets and liabilities, it is almost impossible for this to be fair. As such, full disclosure is imperative. 

Why You Should Keep Your Divorce Off Social Media

If you are a regular user of social media, you probably find it difficult to refrain from sharing the details of your life with your friends and family. Whether you are bragging about the things that are going well in life or venting about your current frustrations or dilemmas, social media can be something of an addiction and many often engage in oversharing. If you are going through a divorce, oversharing can be incredibly detrimental to your case, offering a wealth of evidence for your spouse's attorney to use against you. 

Dating During a Divorce - Is It a Good Idea?

Your marriage is over and you might feel ready to dive back into the dating pool to start a new chapter in your life and find love again, but if your divorce has yet to be finalized, dating might actually harm your case and detrimentally impact you on a personal level. To avoid the legal and personal ramifications of dating while in the middle of a divorce, it is best to wait. 

Is There a Best and Worst Time of the Year to Divorce?

Divorce is generally not something that is easy for either spouse to endure, no matter how amicable the circumstances might be, and it might never seem like there is a "best" time for it. That said, for some, January is not only the best time of the year to file, but also the most popular time of year, earning it the nickname "divorce month." It makes sense for emotional reasons, of course. When the New Year begins, people tend to crave a fresh start and go to great lengths to achieve what they believe will make them happiest.

How To Live With Your Ex During the Divorce Process

Whether they're doing to save on financial costs or to benefit their kids, some divorcing couples choose to continue to live together during the divorce process. Divorce is a tricky business and, much like any relationship, each couple may choose to go through the process differently. Every couple should evaluate their options and decide what works best for them as a family, and as individuals.

Divorce in California: Everything You Need to Know

Once you and your spouse have decided to divorce, it is important that you understand what your next step should be. The divorce process can be daunting, especially if you have some other factors in your relationship that could make the situation more complicated. In fact, divorces are more likely to be problematic if the couple shared a long married life, had children together, or either spouse possessed a large number of assets.

Tips for Breaking the Divorce News to Your Children

Divorce is not an easy thing to cope with, even spouses. Reaching the decision to end your marriage is never easy, even though it is often necessary. If there are children involved, this situation can be even more challenging to deal with, especially since they are experiencing it from a different perspective and do not have the emotional maturity to fully understand why it is happening. All they know is mom and dad will no longer live together and it is an earth-shattering thought. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse can soften the blow for them by breaking the news to them in a thoughtful and compassionate manner.

How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

Now that you have made the decision to divorce, you have to take the necessary steps to begin the process, which can seem overwhelming. One of the best things you can do for yourself during this time is to find the right divorce attorney to help you effectively navigate what can sometimes be a complicated legal process. While it might seem tempting to try to get through this without legal assistance, this could end up costing you more in the long run. Take the time to understand what you should look for in a divorce lawyer and find the one that is perfect for you.

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