Believe it or not, marriage and divorce have a lot in common. While anticipating either, we tend to view them as panaceas. But in both cases, they rarely (if ever) are, and you’ll survive either one much better if you enter with realistic expectations. With that in mind, here’s what you can and cannot expect a divorce to do.
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It’s a question so common, it’s the name of a romantic comedy starring Alicia Silverstone now in post-production. Unfortunately when the question ‘who gets the dog’ arises in real life, there’s very little if anything comedic about it.
My husband and I are divorcing, and we both want sole custody of our only child. We aren’t able to resolve this ourselves, and it will probably end up in court. Since I’m the mother, isn’t it most likely I’ll win?
Without a doubt, divorce and taxes are among the least pleasant aspects of life. When combining the two, you may be surprised to see how much more unpleasant the implications can be.
Spouses often think that debt the other spouse has incurred during marriage can’t affect them after a divorce.
For people who divorced last year or who are in the midst of divorcing now, taxes are yet another of the many details to be negotiated.
Information is power, and when it comes to divorce, Johns, Flaherty & Collins wants you to know what you can expect and the decisions that await.
As if there isn’t enough to worry about when divorcing — child placement and support, maintenance, dividing assets and liabilities — you also need to think about insurance.
Research has shown time and again that financial and money disagreements are leading causes of divorce, so it should be no surprise that they are also one of the most contentious issues to resolve when the marriage ends.
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Breaking up is hard. Breaking up with someone you had children with is impossible—especially when the children are still at home.
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A booklet full of insider knowledge and tips to help you move through divorce.
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