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Changing Your Name After Divorce

A common part of starting over after divorce is for a person, generally, a woman who had taken on the last name of her former husband, to change her name back to her maiden name. While really anyone can have their name changed in Arkansas, there will be some paperwork and multiple steps in the […]

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How to Deal with Divorce During the Holidays

Are you heading into your first post-divorce holiday season? Even under the best of circumstances, the holidays can be difficult. It is a reality that, even though the holiday season can be filled with family, fun, and joy, it can also be stressful and emotional. Compound this with having undergone a major family restructuring in […]

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Reasons for Unequal Division of Marital Assets

Laws concerning the division of marital property in a divorce differ between states. Arizona is an equitable distribution state. This means that Arizona law requires an equitable, or fair, division of marital assets. Of course, some couples are able to reach an agreement about how the marital property will be divided or they can reach […]

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Considerations for Divorcing Before Retirement

The number of couples divorcing later in life has reached an all-time high in recent years. Sometimes referred to as “gray divorces,” it is now fairly common for couples to nearer to retirement to divorce. This can be due to a number of reasons. For instance, maybe the kids have grown up and they are […]

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Will I Still Get Alimony If My Ex Files for Bankruptcy?

Alimony can provide critical financial support. A divorce can have a more significant impact on a person’s finances than may be first considered. Starting a life on your own, carrying the full weight of monthly expenses can be difficult and expensive. Alimony helps with this. In fact, alimony’s purpose is to help parties to a […]

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What Do I Do If My Spouse Asks for a Divorce?

Hearing your spouse actually say that they want a divorce can be a harsh reality to face. This can be true whether you were expecting it or not. The actual words being spoken out loud can be a game-changer. As the reality of the situation starts to surface more and more, there are steps you […]

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How Long Am I Expected to Pay Alimony?

Alimony is also referred to as “spousal support” or “spousal maintenance.” An often highly contentious aspect of divorce, alimony is a court order requiring one spouse to provide financial support to the other spouse either during or after a divorce. The specifics of the laws relating to alimony will greatly vary between states. Furthermore, a […]

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The Financial Impacts of Divorce

Divorce often requires a significant period of adjustment. Even if it is quite some time in the making, finalizing a divorce has its own effects. Among the many impacts of divorce to consider and adjust to, the financial impacts are likely to be among the most significant. The financial effects of divorce can have more […]

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