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  • Here The Factors Courts Consider When Imputing Income During A Divorce

    Divorce courts don't always rely on actual income when coming up with spousal or child support figures. If the court suspects that a spouse is underemployed or earning less than what they should be earning, and they don't have a good reason for the disparity, then it may impute the spouse's income. An imputed income is one that the court thinks the spouse should be getting as opposed to the reported income.
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  • Give Your Marital Finances A Second Chance

    If you found yourself just too busy before your marriage to see an attorney for a prenuptial agreement, you may get another opportunity to do something very similar. Post-marital agreements are a fairly new way to address financial issues even if you've already said your vows. Read on to learn more. What is the purpose of a post-marital agreement? If you and your spouse already have a prenuptial agreement in place you may still benefit from taking another look at solidifying your financial plans and goals.
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  • Having Your Child Support Payments Changed? Know These 3 Things

    If you currently pay child support or receive it, know that you are not stuck with those identical payments forever. It is possible to modify the child support amount by requesting a hearing with a family court judge. They'll listen to what you request, either more or less child support, and make a decision on granting the request. Here is what you need to know when you have an upcoming hearing.
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  • How To Minimize The Costs Of A Divorce

    Divorcing costs money, yes, but you shouldn't have to use all your savings on it. Here are a few measures to help you minimize the cost of your divorce: Know the Assets at Your Disposal You can't manage your finances if you don't know what you own. Therefore, the first thing is to track all the assets you own, plus their legal documents. For example, you should know how much money there is in the bank accounts, how many paintings you have if you are collectors, how many cars you own and how many homes you have.
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  • 3 Scenarios Where a Misdemeanor Defense Attorney Is Necessary

    Misdemeanors often carry less harsh sentences with them than do felonies. However, there is quite a bit of flexibility in the sentencing for various misdemeanor crimes. Still, you would want to avoid jail time whenever possible, and that is quite a common punishment, even for minor crimes. A misdemeanor defense attorney can help. You will need one if your case is similar to any of the following. You Committed a Misdemeanor Within the Boundaries of Washington, D.
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  • The Uncontested Divorce: Is It Right For Your Situation?

    When a marriage has become so difficult that both parties want it to be over, the subject of an uncontested divorce often arises. In theory, an uncontested divorce sounds simple — two people who simply want to satisfy the legal requirements to dissolve the marriage and become single again decide to work together to save time and speed up the process. Since many of the forms required for an uncontested divorce can be accessed through the state court system, it should be an easy, seamless process, right?
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  • Top 4 Mistakes To Avoid When Getting A Divorce

    Are you going through a divorce, or are currently separated with plans to divorce in the future? If so, then you may be feeling overwhelmed by all the information out there, as well as the legal process you'll need to go through in order to finalize your separation. The key to reducing stress and achieving a favorable outcome for yourself when all is said and done, however, is to avoid a few of the most common pitfalls and mistakes people make when going through a divorce:
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  • Nonmonetary Benefits Of Prenuptial Agreements

    Some couples frown upon prenuptial agreements (prenup), reasoning that such agreements destroy romance by focusing on money matters. This isn't true for two main reasons. First, it's not bad to discuss money issues before marriage because it's a fact that finance is one of the leading causes of marital conflict. Secondly, a prenuptial agreement covers much more than money issues. Here are four nonmonetary issues you should consider including in your prenup:
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  • Debt Division During Divorce

    During divorce proceedings, division of assets and property is one of the highly contested issues. However, couples rarely think of what happens to debt in case they decide to end their marriage. In divorce cases, outstanding bills are usually factored in as the couple will get a share of their net worth. Ideally, couples should settle all their debts before they file for a divorce. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, so the court will take over the responsibility of dividing the debts incurred when dealing with the assets.
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  • Divorcing? Before You Sell Your Engagement Ring And Wedding Band, Read This

    If you're going through a divorce, you may not exactly enjoy looking at your engagement ring and wedding band right now. You probably don't feel much like wearing them either. The emotional symbolism of the rings may have changed for you, and they certainly send a message (you're in a committed relationship) that's no longer true. If money's tight, you may be especially tempted to just sell the rings and be done with them.
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