Divorce and Separation Articles

The Five Questions You Should Be Asking Your Divorce Attorney

A divorce is a stressful, time-consuming and often costly event—that is why it is essential to have a trustworthy divorce attorney on your side during the process. In order for the process of a divorce to run as smoothly as possible, you should have your important questions answered by your divorce attorney before the process…

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Common Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them

While the short-term benefits of divorce may make sense on paper, the long-term effects could be detrimental to divorcing spouses if they fail to look at the bigger picture. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law share some of the most common divorce mistakes and several precautions that anyone considering divorce should take.…

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What do Courts Generally Consider when Determining Child Custody?

When a couple with children decides to get a divorce, the issue of child custody must be addressed. In situations where parents reach a divorce agreement outside of court, custody and visitation rights are mostly determined by the parents themselves, usually with added input from attorneys, mediators or other counsel. However, when the parents cannot…

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Why You Should Seek Financial Advice if You are Going Through a Divorce.

While managing finances can be challenging, going through a divorce can make this process even more difficult. Emotional and mental stress, adding additional expenses and planning for a new future are all financial challenges that often come with the divorce process. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law highlight why it is important…

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Divorce Pleadings: What Are They and How Do They Work?

As the first step in the legal process of divorce, a Complaint for Divorce (a pleading) must be completed by at least one spouse in order to initiate proceedings. While the requirements concerning the specific content outlined in a divorce complaint, also referred to in some jurisdictions as a “petition”, vary depending on the state…

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Five Tips to Help Ensure a Healthy Divorce

While a divorce can be a challenging time for you and your family, there are several best practices to help minimize the emotional and mental stress that you may be feeling. Here, the experienced divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss five tips to help ensure a healthy divorce. Put Your Children First If you…

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Divorce and Disability Benefits

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and stressful time, and for someone receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you shouldn’t have to worry about your divorce affecting your benefits.  In the case that you do undergo a divorce while receiving disability benefits, the experienced advisors at Rodier…

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Can a Prenuptial Be Legally Binding in Divorce Court?

A prenuptial agreement is a contract created by two people before marriage in order to protect their respective assets in the event of a divorce. Prenuptials can be legally binding in a family law court; however, they must meet certain requirements, otherwise a judge may declare them invalid. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier…

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How to Emotionally Cope with Your Divorce

Going through a separation or divorce, for any reason, can be very difficult. Having years of experience on the subject, we recognize that there are numerous ways it can impact your everyday life, and we want to share several practices that can help you through this time. Here, the family law advisors at Rodier Family…

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