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Military Divorces

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When one or both members of a couple are members of the United States military, there are special considerations the couple must make if they choose to divorce. These considerations include when and where to file for divorce and how to divide military benefits. If you are considering filing for divorce, speak with an… Read More »

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How will my Divorce Affect my Adult Children?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Some couples, despite realizing that their marriages are no longer healthy, productive partnerships, put off their divorces until their children are grown, rationalizing that it would be better for their children to grow up with both of their parents in the house, rather than having to split their time between two households. Others only… Read More »

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Best Practices to Do Prior to Filing for Bankruptcy

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When you are facing an insurmountable level of personal debt, bankruptcy can be the way out. Although bankruptcy is not a legal process to take lightly, it is one to seriously consider if you feel like you cannot take control of your debt through other means. You can make the bankruptcy process easier for… Read More »

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How Can my Spouse and I Prepare for Our Collaborative Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce through the collaborative divorce process, you need to take steps to ensure that you can complete the process smoothly. Collaborative divorce is different from the traditional courtroom divorce method in that it gives the divorcing couple greater control over the process. Rather than having decisions… Read More »

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Who Gets to Claim your Child as a Dependent for Tax Purposes in your Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

With the tax filing deadline rapidly approaching, it is important to have all your documents in order far ahead of April 15. It is also important to determine details like whether you will file singly or as a married couple – if you divorced during the past year, you can choose either. If you… Read More »

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Can I Legally Read my Spouse’s Email During the Divorce Process?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

No. This is an invasion of privacy. In fact, you cannot read your spouse’s emails, text messages, or other correspondences without his or her consent at any time. If a correspondence is protected by a password or it is conducted using a device owned by an individual’s employer, you cannot search through it without… Read More »

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Eliminating Divorce Obligations through Bankruptcy

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Bankruptcy is a tool used by many to reduce debts that they cannot reduce on their own. Individuals struggling with personal debt can use Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy to discharge their debts. If you are considering filing for divorce, you might be worried about the costs involved with the divorce process and… Read More »

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No Matter How Embarrassing it can Be, you Have to be Honest with your Family Lawyer

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

In a previous blog post, we talked about how important it is for you to be honest with your bankruptcy lawyer, even if that means discussing personal, potentially embarrassing information. This advice is valid for any interaction with a lawyer, no matter what type of legal issue you are facing. Family law can be… Read More »

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Collaborative “Divorce” for Unmarried Couples

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

In decades past, most couples’ relationships followed a similar progression pattern: start dating, get engaged, get married, buy a home, then have children. Today, although many couples continue to follow this pattern, it is not unusual to see unmarried couples purchase homes and have children together. Sometimes, these couples marry later and in other… Read More »

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Issues to Discuss During your Divorce Mediation Sessions

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you are considering filing for divorce, consider completing the divorce process through mediation. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that uses guided discussions as a way to help a divorcing couple develop a mutually-satisfying divorce settlement. These discussions are guided by a mediator, a neutral third party who is trained… Read More »

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