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Informal Separation: A way to save your marriage, or just delaying the inevitable? (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | May 17, 2017

What is informal separation? Informal separation occurs when you and your spouse live apart, but do not pursue formal separation or divorce. Informal separation could…

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Save Time With a Quickie Divorce

By Shawn Leamon | May 17, 2017

This article was originally published on Divorce Magazine here. Consider a Quickie Divorce To Save Time The divorce process can be a lengthy and painful time…

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Stay At Home Mom Divorce Advice: The First 10 Steps EVERY Stay-at-Home Mom Needs to Take (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | May 10, 2017

Divorce Advice for Stay-At-Home Moms  During divorce, is any position more disadvantageous than that of a stay-at-home mom? Having been away from the workforce for…

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I Was Served! How To Respond To Divorce Papers

By Shawn Leamon | May 8, 2017

Being served divorce papers signifies the beginning of the end. Unfortunately, it does not always mean that appearing in court will necessarily happen quickly. Finalization…

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3 Tips for Getting a Mortgage After a Divorce

By Shawn Leamon | May 3, 2017

This was republished by Investopedia. You can view it here. As you go through divorce, you may end up needing to purchase a new home, particularly…

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Divorce Mediation Checklist: Learn the Right Questions to Ask during Divorce Mediation (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | May 3, 2017

Divorce Mediation Tips Some couples find that mediation is a useful way to get divorced. Mediation involves hiring a neutral third party (such as a…

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3 Ways To Keep Your Spouse From Hiding Money Before Divorce

By Shawn Leamon | May 3, 2017

This article was originally published on DivorcedMoms. You can view the original article here.  Understand that marital finances are a critical aspect of securing a stable financial…

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Divorce Mediation Costs: What is the REAL Price of Mediation?

By Shawn Leamon | May 1, 2017

Cost is frequently one of the most pressing concerns for individuals who are in the midst of pursuing a divorce. In many cases, the perceived cost…

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QDRO in Divorce: What is a QDRO Form and Why Do You Need One? (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | April 26, 2017

QDRO stands for Qualified Domestic Relations Order, which is a court-ordered document used to split certain types of retirement plans during divorce. It is essential…

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How Much Does a Divorce Cost? 10 Clever Ways to Get a Divorce When You Have No Money

By Shawn Leamon | April 24, 2017

How Much Does a Divorce Cost? (Updated) Divorce is expensive. An uncontested divorce can cost between $200 and $600, depending upon your state’s filing fees.…

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How to Divide a Jointly Owned Business in Divorce

By Shawn Leamon | April 24, 2017

This article was republished by Investopedia here.  Divorce becomes more complicated when you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse own a business together. Businesses require constant care and…

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Legal Separation vs Divorce: Pros and Cons to Consider (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | April 19, 2017

Legal Separation vs. Divorce: Which Do You Choose? Divorce is a complicated, costly process for all parties to endure. As a result, many couples are…

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What You Need to Know About Bankruptcy and Divorce

By Shawn Leamon | April 19, 2017

Filing for divorce is a painful process in and of itself. But what happens when you need to file for bankruptcy around the same time?…

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3 Steps to Separate Your Finances During Divorce

By Shawn Leamon | April 13, 2017

This article was republished by Investopedia here. Whether you believe your divorce will be relatively amicable or long and painful, one of the most important things…

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Spousal Support: Is Alimony Taxable? Answers to 7 Common Questions

By Shawn Leamon | April 12, 2017

Often, people going through a divorce do not know exactly what they are entitled to—and what might be awarded to a soon-to-be-former spouse. I want…

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I Want a Divorce! Tips for Telling Your Spouse that It Is Over (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | April 10, 2017

It is never easy to tell your spouse that your marriage has officially reached its end. Preparing yourself for the emotional implications of breaking the…

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Divorced After 50? Here’s How to Prepare for Retirement

By Shawn Leamon | April 5, 2017

This article was republished by Investopedia here. At any point in your lifetime, finalizing a divorce can be stressful. But divorcing after the age of 50…

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3 Steps to Divide Your 401(k) During Divorce

By Shawn Leamon | March 29, 2017

This article was republished by Investopedia here. During your divorce proceedings, the division of assets goes beyond household income and bank account holdings. To fairly divide…

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