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Can Divorce Be Better for Kids?

There's plenty of research showing that divorce can be difficult on children. If you are considering divorce, you may be worried that your children will suffer long-term consequences. However, ...
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Why Divorcing Couples Bring in a Financial Planner

Not all divorces involve significant marital assets, however, when a couple does have any measurable assets, it can be very beneficial to enlist the help of a financial planner. All divorces involve ...
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GMA Co-Host, Lara Spencer Splits from Husband

Good Morning America's co-host, Lara Spencer and her husband of 15 years are calling it quits. Lara Spencer, and her husband, former CNN reporter, David Haffenreffer told Page Six that after a lot ...
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Largest Group of Presbyterians Approves Amendment that Allows Same-Sex Marriages

Last week, the largest group of Presbyterians in the nation approved an amendment to its constitution that will allow same-sex marriage. The change will be in the Book of Order for the Presbyterian ...
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Is Your Spouse Premeditating a Divorce?

In regards to divorce, it is not unusual for the spouses not to be in sync when it comes to filing. In most cases, one of the spouses is laying the groundwork and sometimes unbeknownst to the other. ...
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Michigan Democrats Push for Same-Sex Marriage

Michigan Democrats are working hard to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. At a news conference on Thursday, Democrats said that the attitudes of Michigan voters had changed in the decade since ...
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Money Issues You Must Face in Divorce

If you're headed towards divorce, you can expect money issues to play a huge role in the discussion. Whether you're a millionaire, or one half of a working class couple, trying to sort out ...
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Pet Custody in a California Divorce

When it comes to divorce, children are not all that couples fight about. Custody battles over pets, particularly dogs have become increasingly common. When a couple divorces, they have to consider ...
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We Have Joint Custody, Can I Move Away With My Child?

Divorce is notorious for being stressful and overwhelming. Sometimes, moving away to a new city, county, or state and getting a little distance from one's ex or their old life is exactly ...
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Why Some Couples Legally Separate

Each state has its own laws regarding legal separation and divorce. In California, you have the option of filing for a legal separation, instead of a divorce. While the majority of couples choose ...
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Basics of Dividing Property & Debt in Divorce

If you are divorcing, ideally you can work out a division of property and debt with your spouse that is fair. However, it's important to remember that until the judge signs off on your agreement ...
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Does Alimony End Upon Remarriage?

In California, when a couple files for divorce, sometimes the court will order a spouse to pay alimony or spousal support to the other spouse. What happens when the receiving spouse gets remarried? ...
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Support for Same-Sex Marriage Reaches Record Levels

In a new survey released on Monday found that nearly 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage, the highest level of support that has ever been recorded in an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll. The ...
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New Study: Sick Wives Boost Divorce

A new study, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, revealed that with older couples – when a wife becomes seriously ill, the couple's chance of divorce increases by 6%. ...
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Divorcing? Don't Forget to Update Your Beneficiary Designations!

If you're going through the emotional and financial turmoil of divorce, then your estate plan is probably the furthest thing from your mind. But, once your divorce has been finalized, you need to ...
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Historic Arguments on Gay Marriage Scheduled for April 28

At Claery & Green, LLP, we actively seek to keep our clients and the public updated on all developments in same-sex marriage and divorce laws. In the latest update, the Supreme Court has now ...
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Hilary Duff Discusses Her Divorce

Hilary Duff, 27, has come a long way since playing the lead in the hit television series Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004). The actress/singer, who sold an estimated 15 million albums since her debut in ...
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Life After Divorce

Whether you were married for five years or for twenty, divorce is a major life event, which can leave a person reeling. You are suddenly faced with issues concerning money, your children, career ...
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Update: Nebraska Judge Blocks Same-Sex Marriage Ban

At Claery & Green, LLP, we continue to stay abreast of the latest developments in same-sex marriage laws in California and across the nation. In the latest development, on Monday, a federal judge ...
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Gray Divorce

According to a study on rising divorce among middle-aged and older adults by the Department of Sociology and National Center for Family & Marriage Research Bowling Green State University, the ...
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Same-Sex Marriage Sweeps Nation by Storm

As of February 2015, 37 states, the District of Columbia, and 22 Native American tribal jurisdictions recognize same-sex marriage. Due to the Supreme Court's June 2013 ruling to strike down a key ...
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Can Cheating Affect Spousal Support?

Many cases that we handle at Claery & Green, LLP involve adultery, either on behalf of a client's spouse, or on behalf of our client. Since cheating, racy text messages, and rekindled Facebook ...
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Billionaire's Wife Seeks $1 Million a Month in Divorce

Married since 2003, hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin and his wife, Anne Dias Griffin are in the midst of one of the greatest high-net-worth divorce battles of all time. Dias Griffin is asking ...
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Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Ban Expected from Nebraska Judge

Nebraskans have been patiently awaiting a decision on the ban against same-sex marriage from a federal judge. While voters were expecting the judge to reach a decision on Thursday, February 19th, U.S. ...
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Do You Fear International Parental Child Abduction?

Los Angeles and Southern California have millions of residents that come from other nations, and who have deep roots overseas. For some parents facing a divorce, the fact that their spouse was born in ...
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