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You've made the decision and filed for divorce. Now all you need to do is make it through the legal process of divorce. Hopefully you've got an attorney you can trust but it is in your best interest to know your legal rights. The worst mistake you can make is to not become an active, informed participant in your own divorce. I encourage you to take advantage of the articles on this page. Learn your state's divorce laws pertaining to child custody, alimony, child support and property division and protect your interests.
  1. State Divorce Laws
  2. Divorce Attorneys
  3. Your Legal Divorce Rights
  4. The Divorce Process
  1. Child Custody/Support and Visitation
  2. Spousal Support/Alimony
  3. Property Distribution During Divorce

State Divorce Laws

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A divorce often includes division of marital property, splitting retirement plans, determining spousal support and the issues of child custody and child support. These complicated legal matters are made simpler and more straightforward if you familiarize yourself with your state's divorce laws.

Divorce Attorneys

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If you want to navigate those complicated legal issues that surround divorce, you are going to need a divorce attorney. Very few couples are able to get through a divorce without the assistance of a divorce attorney. These resources will help you find the right attorney; explain to you how to work pro-actively with an attorney and how to deal should you hire the wrong attorney.

Your Legal Divorce Rights

Have you done your pre-divorce homework? Do you know your state's divorce laws and how to protect your legal rights during the divorce process? There are two ways to divorce, you can hire a divorce attorney or go the mediation route. Whichever choice you make I urge you to do your homework, know your legal rights and arm yourself with the knowledge needed to protect those rights.

The Divorce Process

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Do you know what to expect during the divorce process? These resources will give you information needed for you to calmly face the divorce process. You will know what to expect during each step of the process and, with that knowledge make decisions that will have a positive impact, before, during and after your divorce.

Child Custody/Support and Visitation

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Child support, child custody and visitation are the most important and, at times the most contested aspects of the divorce process. These resources will help you serve the best interest of your child by offering you the knowledge needed to negotiate with your spouse on these issues.

Spousal Support/Alimony

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Courts can award spousal support to a spouse in the form of a monetary payment. Either spouse can be ordered to pay spousal support by the court. Spousal support provides adequate income to a spouse who was dependent on his/her spouse and in unable to adequately support themselves after divorce. On this page, you will find resources covering the types of spousal support, how courts determine spousal support and individual state laws pertaining to spousal support.

Property Distribution During Divorce

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When dividing property during divorce a court will first determine if the property is marital or non-marital property. This can be a very complicated process and is dealt with according to your state's laws. On this page, you will find articles and resources that address marital property and how it is distributed during divorce.

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