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What to know if you pay or receive spousal support

46638040_S.jpgYou may think of your alimony payments as "just money," but there is far more to these critical payments than just numbers on a check. Alimony payments can be awarded in some divorce cases, and when they are, the former spouses involved have a responsibility to keep accurate and proper records regarding the payments they make or receive.

The issue of pet custody is a delicate and complex one

11188626_S.jpgSome married couples never have kids. There are many reasons that a couple may make this decision, and some of these couples may decide to get a pet instead -- or they may already have a pet before making their decision. They love their pet as if it were a child, training their pet and loving it as a family member. It is not surprising, then, that should a divorce occur, the pet owners are left worrying what will happen to their dog, cat or other animal.

6 mistakes to avoid during your divorce

14332133_S.jpgNo one is perfect; we all make mistakes. At no time can this be more evident than when people are going through a difficult situation like a divorce. This is because it can be very easy for two people to point out any and every bad decision, flaw or unwise choice that each other has exhibited during a marriage in an attempt to protect their own interests.

Is technology hurting your divorce?

45779084_S.jpgThere has been a lot of talk about the many ways that social media and dating apps affect relationships, including marriages. We read stories about people who start affairs online or spend more time online than they do with the people around them.

Divorcing young? What you need to consider

31881182_S.jpgIt is said that when it comes to love, age is just a number. However, age can prove to be a very important factor when love ends. For instance, let's look a divorce. If you are divorcing at an older age, you are likely going to be battling many things that someone who is divorcing at 25 may not have to deal with.

How you may be able to claim benefits on an ex-spouse's Social Security record

34468000_S.jpgWhen a couple decides to divorce, money is often a, if not the, major concern. When coming to an agreement about the division of marital assets, divorcing spouses must not only take into account their current, but also future financial needs. For individuals who are in their 50s or early 60s, it's important to have enough money to retire and live out one's retirement years comfortably.

How to achieve courtroom success in your divorce case

16995420_S.jpgThe divorce process is often equated to being on a roller coaster. Not only is divorce full of many emotional ups and downs, but you also never quite know what to expect. This is particularly true in cases where divorcing spouses aren't able to come to an agreement about how assets should be divided or who should retain primary child custody of a child. In cases where a divorce case becomes contentious and is headed for court, it's important to be prepared.

You've decided you want a divorce--now what?

8001328_S.jpgBy nature, most human beings seek to avoid conflict. It can be extremely anxiety-producing, therefore, when an individual is forced to face what's sure to be a difficult situation head on. For a spouse who wants a divorce, relaying this news to a husband or wife can be one of the most painful and important talks that he or she may ever have.

For divorcees age 50 and older, funding retirement must be a top priority

10264971_S.jpgFor many working people, retirement is revered as a long-awaited and anticipated time when the pendulum finally shifts from the repetitive nine-to-five grind to a time of freedom and exploration. At least, in theory, that's how many working adults envision their retirement years. In reality, however, a life of leisure spent traveling and golfing isn't in every retiree's future and statics show that this may be especially true for men and women who divorce later in life.

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