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When Is It Time To Give Up On Your Marriage?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Anyone who’s married can tell you: it’s not always easy.  Every marriage has ups and downs, and the downs can be pretty rough.  Many couples survive these lows, confident that it’s just a temporary hitch in the road.  But when is it just fanciful thinking to believe that things are going to improve? Signs… Read More »

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Don’t Make Divorce Harder Than It Has To Be

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

There is nothing easy about divorce.  That being said, the fact of the matter is that for some couples, divorce is exponentially more difficult than for others.  Why is that, and what can you do to improve the odds for your own divorce? 1-    Don’t let your emotions get the best of you:  You… Read More »

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The Holiday Divorce Trend

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

In January, the grim business of filing for divorce becomes a preoccupation for many. Shocking statistics tell the story: divorce rates rise as much as 30 percent after the holidays. One attorney reports that there are plenty of questions about what he calls New Year’s resolution divorce every January. Why the spike at the… Read More »

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When Domestic Violence Leads To Divorce During The Holidays

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

When you think of the holidays, what comes to mind?  Gatherings with family and friends, good food, the laughter of children, and twinkling lights?  For some, though, the holidays bring out the worst.  The tragic reality is that some people face the threat of violence during this season of joy and celebration, and the… Read More »

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Surviving Those Tough Divorce Negotiations

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Divorce is difficult. Dividing up everything—from the property to the time with the kids—is absolutely one of the hardest things you will ever have to do. To achieve the best possible outcomes, then, you’re going to have to manage expectations and your own behavior. Investigate Options  Think about whether you would like to go… Read More »

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Holiday Lockup Consequences

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Togetherness and celebration: that’s what the holidays mean to many Americans.  But not everyone has the chance to enjoy festive family dinners and Christmas lights.  That’s because sometimes allegations of criminal activity eliminate the revelry. Common Holiday Arrests  Arrests don’t diminish simply because it’s the holiday season.  Instead of facing time in jail and… Read More »

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Justice For People With Mental Health Issues

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

We’ve all seen it: people wandering the streets who seem to be under the influence of drugs, or who are surely suffering from mental health problems. Oftentimes these people frighten other citizens, and the police are called. They are arrested, and wind up behind bars. They, and others with a variety of mental health… Read More »

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Is Mediation A Good Option For Your Divorce?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you are considering divorce, you have myriad decisions ahead. One of the very first things worth thinking about is whether you could benefit from divorce mediation.  To be sure, it is not for everyone, but for some people who are ending their marriages, it can be extremely beneficial. Advantages of Mediation  If you… Read More »

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You Thought You Were The Father, But DNA Says Otherwise

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

You married your pregnant girlfriend and have lovingly jumped into the raising of the child. You are more than attached to the child—you have embraced the role of  father, after all.  But there have been some red flags indicating that maybe your then-girlfriend was less than loyal around the time that she became pregnant. … Read More »

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The Financial Secrets You Need To Know In Divorce

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Without question, divorce takes a toll on you psychologically.  But emotions aside, there are some serious financial issues that impact divorce, and it’s critical that you set aside your feelings and address those money issues with a clear head! Basically Everything is Up for Grabs:  That’s right—even things that may never have crossed your… Read More »

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