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Should I get a divorce without a lawyer?

In 2013, the American Bar Association reviewed a number of studies involving people going to court without legal counsel. Based on these studies, the American Bar Association concluded that anywhere from 60 to 90 percent of all family law cases have at least one party without legal representation. More and more married couples are choosing to divorce without the help of a lawyer. If you're thinking about doing the same, here is some information about the many benefits of legal counsel for family law cases.

5 reasons to consider a prenuptial agreement

Regardless of income level, all couples who are marrying should strongly consider getting a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements protect each spouse's financial and property rights in case of divorce. The following are five reasons to consider getting a prenuptial agreement

3 signs your spouse is hiding assets

One of the basic tenets of a divorce is an equitable division of the property, assets and debts. However, for this to happen, every aspect of the couple's finances must be disclosed. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen, and especially in high-asset divorce cases, one spouse may attempt to hide income or assets in an attempt to avoid having to split them in the settlement. Here are three warning signs to watch for.

5 big financial mistakes that women make in a divorce

While divorce isn't easy on anyone, it's clear that men and women handle divorce differently. It is now a fact that over half of marriages end in divorce, so if this is currently your reality, you are no longer in the minority. While that may be of some solace, divorce is still painful, and it's incredibly easy to make life-altering mistakes during this emotional time. Finances require your greatest attention during a divorce as you won't be granted a do-over when you realize what you've left on the table. Here are 5 of the biggest money mistakes women make when divorcing.

The top 6 things you should do before filing for divorce

Getting a divorce means big changes in your life, but there are ways to make the process easier. One of the best ways to do that is to be sure you understand what the process will entail, and prepare for it as much as possible beforehand. Then you can feel more secure in your decision. Here are six things you can do before you file for divorce, so you will be ready.

A brief overview of orders of protection in New York

If you are experiencing spousal abuse, threats or other forms of family violence, you may not know where you can turn to for protection. Although the situation is emotionally difficult, there is a powerful legal tool to help you in New York called an order of protection.

Three FAQs about domestic violence and divorce

Unfortunately, domestic violence allegations tend to go hand-in-hand with many divorce proceedings and child custody disputes. If you have been accused of this crime, you may have a hundred concerns about how it will affect your parental rights and other aspects of your life.

Five ways to reduce your children's stress during your divorce

Any adult going through divorce knows that the process is typically very stressful. The same holds true for any children involved. The kids often experience the same mental and emotional turmoil as their parents do. Just like Mom and Dad, their lives are being torn apart and must be carefully reconstructed.

Avoid these three financial landmines during divorce

Divorce is difficult enough when you only look at the emotional side. Tearing a family apart is never easy on the spouses' feelings or on the children's. However, ending a marriage can be equally challenging on the financial side. It often means trying to maintain the same standard of living on just one income instead of two. It can also lead to a wide array of other money-related worries -- which makes it no surprise that divorce and bankruptcy often go hand in hand.

Can you get custody of your kids in an emergency?

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy with family and friends. Unfortunately, many families aren't experiencing "peace on earth" right now. When one parent is abusive, neglectful or otherwise unable to provide appropriate care for his or her children, it can turn the holidays into one of the most stressful and dangerous times of the year.

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