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Actor Nick Cannon to Divorce Singer Mariah Carey

In what is sure to be a highly publicized divorce, comedian Nick Cannon has left singer Mariah Carey over concerns about the well-being of the couple's twin toddlers. Cannon made the decision to ...
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Prenuptial Mediation as First Step in Marriage

Mediating prenuptial agreements can also be seen as a form of marriage mediation. In marriage mediation, a couple meets with a trained mediator that helps them identify problem areas in their marriage ...
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Determining Spousal Support in California

In a divorce settlement, the issue of spousal support will be addressed by the lawyers working on the case. Spousal support includes monthly payments made by one spouse to another in order to assist ...
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Parental Gatekeeping & Child Custody

Parental gatekeeping is when one parent restricts the relationship between the other parent and a child. This is done through limiting communication or contact with the child. Sometimes, parental ...
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Mississippi Same-Sex Couple Seeks Divorce

The Mississippi Attorney General's office has been challenged to recognize same-sex marriage in the state in order to grant a divorce. A Tennessee couple recently asked for and was denied the same ...
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When a Prenuptial Agreement is Unfair

Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into before a marriage that detail provisions about what the couple agree is fair in the event the marriage dissolves. These agreements commonly address ...
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No Legal Rights in Conscious Uncoupling

With Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow making headlines with their proclamation of "conscious uncoupling", it may be confusing as to what this actually is. Our firm will discuss this version ...
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Gray Divorce Has Different Financial Issues

With rates of divorce increasing for those aged 65 and over, often called gray divorce, there are new sets of issues that arise for this age group, presenting different challenges. For those in this ...
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Tennessee Same-Sex Couple Denied Divorce

After moving to Tennessee, two men married in Iowa have been refused a divorce in the state. Since the state of Tennessee does not recognize same-sex marriage and civil unions, the couple are fighting ...
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California in Top 7 Worst States for Divorce

In consideration of long waiting times and expensive filing fees, California is listed among the seven worst states in America to obtain a divorce. California paved the way for the nation in 1970 when ...
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Kendra Wilkinson Looks to Divorce Hank Baskett

Earlier this year, reports that former professional football player Hank Baskett cheated on wife Kendra Wilkinson while she was pregnant with his child surfaced. In early August, Wilkinson met with ...
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What You Should Know About Paying a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce can take a financial toll on each of the parties in the split. Knowing what to expect when you hire a divorce lawyer can help avoid added stress that comes from worrying about finances during ...
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Is Facebook Destroying Your Marriage?

In a recent study published in the July 2014 edition of Computers in Human Behavior, the relationship between computers, social media, and divorce was analyzed. The results suggest that there is a ...
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Palimony: Alimony For Cohabitation Partners

Palimony is a nonlegal term referring to the idea that two parties that have cohabitated and entered into financial agreements during this habitation should maintain these agreements after a ...
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Michael Moore Divorces Wife of 22 Years

After two decades of marriage, filmmaker Michael Moore, known for such films like "Fahrenheit 9/11", "Capitalism: A Love Story", and "Sicko", and producer Kathleen Glynn ...
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Talking to Your Children About Divorce

Talking with your children about divorce can help ease some of the hurt and confusion that they may feel. When all that a child has known in their life is the relationship between their parents, the ...
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Do you Co-Own a Business with your Spouse that you are Divorcing?

According to the National Federation of Independent Business, approximately one million businesses are co-owned and operated by married couples. So what happens when the couple decides they want to ...
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How is Child Support Calculated in California?

When child support is being calculated in California, the main factor that is taken into consideration is what will be in the child's best interests. There is also a formula that is utilized to ...
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Determining Child Custody in Contested Divorces

Child custody can be one of the most complicated matters to address during divorce—especially when the divorce is contested. When determining child custody terms, the court will primarily focus ...
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Characteristics to look for in your Divorce Attorney

Since going through divorce is overwhelming in itself, it is essential to ensure the lawyer you work with is one you trust. Whether your divorce can be resolved collaboratively, through mediation, or ...
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Differentiating between Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

While postnuptial agreements are less common than prenuptial agreements, there recently has been an increase in the creation of postnuptial agreements. These two documents are essentially drafted for ...
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Cohabitation before Marriage: Is it a Good or Bad Idea?

People have various opinions regarding whether or not cohabitation before marriage can increase or decrease the chances of divorce. Many people believe that living together before marriage will truly ...
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Planning on Sending your Child to College after a Divorce?

In two studies that showed parental support for college education for their children, 29% of divorced parents helped their children get a college education, in comparison to 88% of married parents. ...
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Talk Show Hostess Sherri Shepherd's Dispute over her Unborn Surrogate Child

Sherri Shepherd has recently released information that she no longer wants to mother the surrogate child that she is expecting this month. Shepherd's estranged husband, Lamar Sally, is preparing ...
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What Grounds do I have to file for Divorce in California?

Every state has unique grounds when it comes to filing for divorce. When you are deciding upon the grounds that you will request for your divorce, it is important to remember that you must be able to ...
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