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How to Know Your Relationship Is Over

When you and your spouse said, “I do,” divorce was not even on your radar screen, but as the honeymoon phase waned and time marched on, you began to discover that “happy ever after” was not going to be the outcome you desired. While there are numerous reasons divorce occurs, it is sometimes hard to realize that your relationship with your spouse has ended. We often find with our clients that there are some predictable things that occur. Here are a few of them: Daydreaming about leaving your spouse on a constant basis The bad parts of your marriage outweigh […]

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Is It Okay to Use Social Media When Going Through a Divorce?

Did you know that by the time a child is 5 years old, there are over 1500 images of them on social media? Were you aware that the average time it takes to post a newborn’s photo is about 57 minutes after they were born? Using social media is very commonplace today, and because of this guidance, discussing and agreeing to social postings has become mainstream in the divorce process. Social media is a real struggle for parents to navigate, not only for the children of the marriage but for couples. Many people do not realize the damage caused by […]

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Mistakes to Avoid When Dividing Assets

When you find yourself starting down the road of divorce, it is understandable why emotions run high and new stressors occur rapidly. There are so many things that need to be considered, from child custody and support to dividing your financial landscape in two. However, one thing is sure: don’t wait to learn that you made mistakes in your asset division after the smoke clears. It’s important that you and your spouse completely understand what is at stake by dividing your financial assets. When you utilize the collaborative divorce process, you can be reassured that you and your partner are […]

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Managing Grief in Divorce

Many people do not understand how hard getting a divorce is. The media doesn’t often portray how emotionally draining the process is and how it can linger long after the marriage has been dissolved. Studies have shown that divorcees often experience grief at the same level as losing a loved one. When you divorce using a collaborative divorce model, you and your spouse will work with the team to find a path forward that is agreeable to all involved. The team consists of an attorney for each spouse, a financial neutral, and can also include mental health experts and child […]

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“My fiancée wants a prenup, what do I do?”

(Phone rings, Lawyer answers): Good morning, Law Offices, how can I help you? (Potential client): I’m getting married in 6 months, and my fiancée wants a prenuptial agreement. Lawyer: I’m so glad you didn’t wait till the last minute. It can take a while to complete a prenup, and its better not to be under a time pressure when you already have so many other things to plan when getting married. First, let me share with you that I only do these agreements collaboratively. Client: I don’t know what that means, can you explain? Lawyer: Sure, let me start by […]