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Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale File for Divorce

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have decided to divorce. On Monday, the musicians announced their split just one month before they would have celebrated their 13 year anniversary. Stefani filed the ...
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What it Means to Divorce in a Community Property State

If you are about to file for divorce and you live in California, you are divorcing in one of the handful of community property states, which could have an effect on how your assets and debts are ...
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Divorce: How to Get Financial Information from a Secretive Spouse

Marriage can be complicated. Some couples are an open book when it comes to finances, while other couples, or more specifically, one of the spouses is tightlipped when it comes to money, leaving the ...
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Biggest Divorce Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

You're vulnerable during a divorce and the stakes are high. From determining child custody, to dividing assets, you have a lot on the line and you don't want to make a mistake that you'll ...
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Divorcing? Don't Lose Your Financial Footing!

When you get a divorce, it changes virtually every aspect of your life, especially your finances. The truth is that the financial decisions you make during this vulnerable time can have long-lasting ...
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Why You May Want a Puppy Prenup

Dogs have been "man's best friend" for a long time, but in the last 20 years society has made it easier to bring our pets everywhere. With pet friendly hotels, restaurants and outdoor ...
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Kelly Price Divorcing After 23 Years of Marriage

R&B singer, Kelly Price is getting a divorce after 23 years of marriage; on the divorce papers she cited irreconcilable differences. In a statement regarding her divorce from her husband and ...
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Becoming a 'Better Parent' After Divorce

As a parent, it's natural to be afraid that divorce will be hard on the kids, but what many parents don't realize is that divorce can actually make them a better parent. In fact, you may not ...
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What Happens to the Kids When We Separate?

If you're contemplating divorce and have children from the marriage, one of your top concerns is what will happen to the kids. Should they stay with you? Will they live with your spouse? Will a ...
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Ashley Madison Hack & Divorce Evidence

Since the hacking of the marital-affair site Ashley Madison, we can imagine that there's a lot of nervous spouses afraid of being exposed. Can evidence from the "client list" be used as ...
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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Announce Divorce

Country stars, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced that they are getting divorced. According to reports, Shelton filed for divorce because he believed that Lambert was unfaithful during the ...
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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Divorce Without Prenup

As the world speculates on the reasons "why" the couple decided to go their separate ways, we have learned that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner did not have a prenup. The couple expressed ...
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Avoiding Post-Divorce Parenting Mistakes

It is estimated that the divorce rate in the United States is close to 50 percent. This means that millions of parents and children right now are wrestling with the consequences of divorce. ...
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When to Consider a Prenup

The last thing you want to think about when you've fallen in love is the possibility that it will end in divorce. The truth is that prenuptial agreements make a lot of sense, especially if you ...
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Impact of Parental Alienation Syndrome

What children of divorce need more than anything are strong, healthy relationships with both of their parents, and they need to be shielded from their parents' conflicts. Unfortunately, some ...
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5 Common Financial Mistakes in Divorce

Since most people only get divorced once or twice in their lifetime, it's not difficult to make mistakes, especially as it pertains to finances. Divorce is a large financial transaction, thus ...
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Should Frozen Embryos Be Destroyed in Divorce?

A Bay Area couple has drawn attention to what is expected to become a nationwide debate. S. Findley and his wife, M. Lee were a successful couple. He was a Harvard-educated executive worth millions, ...
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Visitation Rights of Grandparents in California

Each state handles grandparents' rights differently. In some states, grandparents don't have any rights, but that's not necessarily the case in California. Unlike some other states, ...
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Enforcing a Child Custody Order

Do you have a complicated relationship with your ex? Is your ex making wild accusations about your parenting, badmouthing you to the kids, or doing everything possible NOT to let you see your ...
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Divorce Etiquette 101

Just because approximately half of all marriages end in divorce, it doesn't mean that the process is any easier for those involved. Due to the sensitive nature of ending a marriage, it calls for ...
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Will the Courts Care That I Cheated?

It happens all the time: A couple meets, falls in love, and marries. As the years pass, the couple grow apart, and each spouse quietly realizes that their marriage is falling apart. Perhaps things ...
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Today's Modern Prenup

Last week, the world learned about the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorce and how they announced their split, one day after their 10-year wedding anniversary. If you read the tabloids, it looked ...
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As Same-Sex Couples Wed, Others Celebrate Divorce Equality

As same-sex couples across the nation line up to say their vows, many other courts are observing another effect of marriage equality: it's called divorce equality. While same-sex couples anxiously ...
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Child Custody Myths Every Parent Should Know

Parents often hear horror stories about child custody cases and are flooded with misinformation from well-meaning friends, colleagues and acquaintances. With so many child custody myths, we're ...
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Announce Divorce

The divorce rumors have been circulating for weeks as moving trucks have been spotted at the couple's home and now, they rumors are confirmed. On Tuesday, June 30, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner ...
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