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    Alimony
    Alimony: Getting the Best Deal
    Alimony: Getting the Best Deal You Can Do It! When negotiating, start by asking for more than you either need or expect to get. Then, during negotiations, be willing to give up what you don't mind losing. You Can Do It! If possible, arrange sp...
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    Alimony
    What's Fair? Deciding on Alimony
    What's Fair? Deciding on Alimony How do you know how much maintenance to pay or to demand? There are well-established parameters. In general, courts look at the following factors to determine the size of the support check. It follows, of course,...
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    Divorce Court
    Do's and Don'ts When You're in Court
    Do's and Don'ts When You're in Court Trial by Fire: When You're the Witness As much as you might wish the witness seat would open up and swallow you, you will need to deal with the opposing attorney the best you can. (If your spouse is pro se an...
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    Alimony
    What Is Maintenance (Alimony)?
    What Is Maintenance (Alimony)? Whatever your situation, you must first understand the maintenance basics—what maintenance (or alimony) is exactly, when it is appropriate, and how the general rules applying to maintenance will determine what ha...
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    Legal Fees
    Worksheets for Financial Settlement
    Worksheets for Financial Settlement With the help of financial analyst Ted Beecher, we've developed a series of worksheets to help you move toward financial settlement and cut the best deal you can. In the end, whether you plan to settle or liti...
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    Divorce Law
    When Your Ex Does Not Comply with Your Divorce Decree
    When Your Ex Does Not Comply with Your Divorce Decree Enforcement of the decree is difficult, if not impossible, without the help of a lawyer. Some lawyers specialize in collections, and others won't touch it. Before you incur the cost of trying...
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    Legal Fees
    Understanding the Divorce Lawyer's Fees
    Understanding the Divorce Lawyer's Fees Why Legal Representation Is So Costly Silver Linings Some competent attorneys are willing to work out a payment plan in advance. It is to the attorney's advantage to make it as painless as possible for yo...
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    Legal Fees
    Twelve Tips for Keeping Legal Fees Under Control
    Twelve Tips for Keeping Legal Fees Under Control We can't emphasize enough the importance of being vigilant about how and when you spend your hard-earned money on legal fees. Self-restraint is the order of the day. Here are some tips from the tr...
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    Legal Fees
    Understanding the Divorce Lawyer's Fees
    Understanding the Divorce Lawyer's Fees Why Legal Representation Is So Costly Silver Linings Some competent attorneys are willing to work out a payment plan in advance. It is to the attorney's advantage to make it as painless as possible for yo...
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    Divorce Law
    Obtaining an Order of Protection
    Obtaining an Order of Protection Divorce Dictionary An order of protection—which can only be filed against a current or former family member by blood or marriage, family or household members, or other like relationship depending on the state...
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    Divorce Mediation
    When to Avoid Mediation
    When to Avoid Mediation Take our “mediation-elimination” quiz. If you answer any of the following questions with a “no,” mediation is not for you: Do we both want this divorce? Do I know what our assets and debts are? Are we communicatin...
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    Divorce Court
    Do's and Don'ts When You're in Court
    Do's and Don'ts When You're in Court Trial by Fire: When You're the Witness As much as you might wish the witness seat would open up and swallow you, you will need to deal with the opposing attorney the best you can. (If your spouse is pro se an...
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    Divorce Court
    Trials and Tribulations: Your Day in Divorce Court
    Trials and Tribulations: Your Day in Divorce Court Judges generally try to help you resolve your case before the trial date, but that is often simply impossible. If, after months and even years of negotiations, conferences, and motions, you and ...
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    Divorce Court
    Filing a Motion
    Filing a Motion Divorce Dictionary A motion is a request made of a judge while an action is pending or at trial. Motions can be made in writing for the court to consider, or orally, such as at trial. In matrimonial cases, motions are typically ...
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    Choosing a Divorce Lawyer
    What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Be Doing and When
    What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Be Doing and When The practice of law is not a science, but it's not exactly an art either. There are certain things your attorney can and should be doing. For some guidelines, refer to the following list: Your l...
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    Divorce Court
    How Does Discovery Work?
    How Does Discovery Work? Divorce Dictionary Discovery is the act of revealing information so that both parties are fully informed of facts before trial. Discovery can pertain to custody matters or finances or to one's physical or mental conditi...