Marital and nonmarital properties are often defined by if they were purchased during the duration of the marriage. The distinction is important because marital properties must be divided equitably during a divorce. Most properties obtained during a marriage are automatically marital properties unless they are:
It is understandable and likely unavoidable to feel some regret about the end of your marriage after your divorce. However, feeling regret about how your divorce turned out is a different matter. Mistakes during a divorce are largely avoidable with the proper mindset and strategy. Unfortunately, your emotions can cloud your judgment during your divorce. Feelings of anger, resentment, and dread can lead divorcees towards making poor decisions with financial and emotional consequences. Here are four mistakes that people often regret making after their divorces:
Post-divorce grief can vary as much as divorce itself. No two people are exactly alike in how they express their grief and how long the process lasts. Even within the same marriage, the two parties can have very different reactions to the divorce. Seeing your former spouse reach the acceptance stage of divorce grief before you may cause you to feel a mixture of anger and jealousy. However, your ability to process your own grief is more important than how someone else has dealt with it. There are several actions you can try if you are struggling with the day-to-day effects of grief and are …
If you are involved in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should not be liable. You have the right to collect compensation for your property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Being involved in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence is nerve-wracking. You may be shocked at what happened and unsure of how to move forward. By making an effort to remain calm, think clearly, and avoid the following five mistakes, you can ensure that your rights are protected and you collect the fair and full compensation you may be entitled to.
Dating after a divorce can signify that you have healed from all the pain and heartbreak and are ready for the next chapter of your life with someone new. After ending a marriage, you may wonder when you will be ready to date again. Here are five signs that may indicate it is time for you to enter the dating world:
A divorce can change your life forever. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly consider how it will impact your emotional and financial well-being and take certain actions before filing for it. By taking these five actions, you can make sure you are making the right decision for you and your family and prepare yourself for the future.
Teenagers can already be emotionally volatile and confused before adding their parents’ divorce to the mix. They are dealing with physical changes while also trying to figure out where they fit in social structures. Even a stable environment may not prevent a teenager from being moody and withdrawn. A divorce is far from a stable environment and may exacerbate a teenager’s emotional issues. Though difficult, it is important for divorcing parents to support their teenage children and watch for signs of deeper emotional problems.
Contrary to popular belief, it is necessary to file a police report after a minor car accident. In the event that you decide to seek compensation for your damages, a police report can help your case and increase your chances of collecting fair and full compensation. A police report can also protect your rights if you are deemed the at-fault driver. Let us dive deeper into what a police report is and why filing one after any type of car accident is important.
If you have been injured in a car accident and would like to seek compensation for your damages, the other party’s insurance company will likely ask you whether you suffer from any pre-existing conditions. Even though you cannot receive compensation for a condition that existed prior to the accident, you may be able to collect it if you can prove the accident made your condition worse.
If you are going through a divorce, your life may be stressful. The tension between you and your spouse paired with the financial challenges and changes in your family dynamic can be very difficult. Fortunately, there are several ways you can deal with the stress of divorce and improve your overall quality of life. Here are five tips we recommend for reducing the stress levels of divorce:
If you are going through a divorce, you may wonder how it will affect your work life. There are certain tips that can help you be productive at work and ensure that your personal life does not get in the way of your performance. Here are four tips for working while going through a divorce.
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