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Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First in Illinois?

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It’s odd to talk about having an advantage when it comes to a life moment as delicate and complicated as divorce. However, getting the upper hand over your soon-to-be ex-spouse can save you a lot of emotional and financial stress down the road. You may think that it’s really not that important who files for […]

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Washington DC Property Division Lawyer

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Marriage is a financial union that brings together the savings, debts, and long-term investments of two individuals. By the time of divorce people’s finances are often intertwined and entangled in a mess that only a DC court can unravel. This means that in addition to the emotional toll of witnessing a union that you’ve built […]

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How Much Does Divorce Cost in Washington State?

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Divorce is an unpleasant process no matter how much you spin it. There’s paperwork, lawyers, and the anxiety of dealing with your future ex. On top of all that, there’s the financial toll that comes with the process, which begs the question: How much does a divorce cost in WA? If you are preparing to […]

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Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

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17 million. That’s the number of unmarried partners living together in the United States as of 2017, up from 6 million in 1996. If anything, these figures point to the fact that more and more couples now prefer to live together instead of tying the knot. Despite the bad rap that marriage gets in some […]

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Is Washington a 50/50 State for Divorce?

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Is Washington a 50/50 State for Divorce? The Fate of Your Marital Property Post Divorce Yes, Washington is a 50/50 divorce state, but  very few people know precisely what this means.  Do you get to keep that Chevy you bought a year before your marriage? What about Grandpa’s inheritance, and does 50/50 means everything is […]

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Evaluations of Parents with Criminal Convictions

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In April 2012 the Pennsylvania legislature enacted an amendment to the Child Custody Law. The amendment is numbered SB 1167 and went into effect on June 11. SB 1167 helps explain a provision of the Custody Law that addresses how courts should consider criminal convictions in custody cases. The section of the Custody Law pertaining […]

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How to File for Divorce in Washington DC

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Washington, D.C. is a unique place to file for divorce due to its unique court system. Unlike other states, the District of Columbia does not have a family or domestic court. Instead, residents must file for divorce in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The process of filing for divorce in Washington, D.C. […]

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How Long Does Divorce Take in Washington State?

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If you’re contemplating ending your marriage, you may be wondering: How long does a divorce take in Washington State? Due to the mandatory 90-day waiting period, the absolute quickest that a divorce can be finalized is 91 days. Realistically, however, it will take a bit longer for most couples to be granted a divorce in […]

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The Challenges of Cash-Based Businesses During Divorce

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Cash-based business, is a term that refers to companies that take most or a large percentage of their payments in cash. This setup often involves less documentation than other business structures. However, it can create legal complications and problems with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). During a divorce, a cash-based business can also create additional […]

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