Your divorce is final—what now? (part 1)

Divorce is final - now what?

For many who have gone through a divorce, it is a difficult concept to accept—but the real work starts after the divorce is granted. Untangling years of joint finances as well as meeting Court ordered obligations and establishing new financial avenues to meet your needs in the future is waiting. Refinancing or selling a home, and finding a new home, moving in or out is waiting.  Refinancing a vehicle in your own name or finding…

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Some Common Divorce Mistakes to Avoid (Part 2)

Most Common Divorce Mistakes

Leaving the Marital Home-when a divorcing spouse leaves the house and moves elsewhere during the divorce process, they often lose much of the control over what is happening with what is likely their most valuable asset. Not being present in the home means the opposing party has better access to realtors and house hunters and the opposing party can actually control the process. The condition of the house and the availability of the house for…

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Some Common Divorce Mistakes to Avoid (Part 1)

COMMON DIVORCE MISTAKES TO AVOID Part 1

Most people going through a divorce are in uncharted territory. Almost everything that will happen will be uncertain and will be a matter of choices and consequences.  For every move that is made there is a consequence. Sometimes the consequence alters the course of the future, sometimes it is hardly a blip. Knowing some of the more common mistakes to avoid, can help a Client achieve a better outcome, better settlement and a better future.…

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What are “exhibits” and what is an “exhibit book”?

What are “exhibits” and what is an “exhibit book”?

When you are part of a family law case, like a divorce or custody modification, anytime you go to Court you will likely have “exhibits” and even an “exhibit book” if there are numerous exhibits. An exhibit is a document that will be used to provide proof of something. For example, a pay statement from employment can be used to prove your income. Tax returns from the last few years can help prove the financial…

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Make Your Attorney Consultation Productive (part 2 of 2)

Make Your Attorney Consultation Productive (part 1 of 2)

How much do you believe your house is worth and how much do you owe? The answer will help the attorney to determine options for the home in conjunction with other information. A Zillow/ Realtor.com/ Trulia, etc.  type number and most recent mortgage statement will provide a general idea of the equity in the home. If you have a recent appraisal or comparative market analysis, you will want to have those handy. If you don’t…

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