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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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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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DividingMoney

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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When She Wants Out Of The Marriage: 10 Divorce Tips For Men

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Women ask their husbands for divorce more often than the other way around.  If your wife surprises you with the news that she wants to call it quits, you need to put together a plan, and fast.  Here’s some advice that might make the coming months a little easier. 1-    Don’t try to ignore… Read More »

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When Tragedy Leads To Divorce

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Couples split up for myriad reasons: infidelity, growing apart, incompatibility between the sheets—the motivations to go in different directions are endless.  In some cases, both partners take responsibility for the divorce, while in others, there’s one clear and undisputed “bad guy.”  The hardest divorces, it seems, involve couples who part ways under duress.  Unfortunately,… Read More »

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Should You Consider A Post-Nuptial Agreement?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Roughly 50 percent of couples who wed will eventually split up.  With those numbers, doesn’t it make sense to consider ways in which you can make that possibility a little less unwieldy?  If you can’t stomach the idea of a prenuptial agreement, how about a postnuptial agreement after you tie the knot? Understanding Post-Nuptial… Read More »

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What Are Your Rights When You Cohabitate?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

These days there’s very little, if any stigma associated with couples choosing to live together prior to or instead of marrying.  So a growing number of couples are doing just that, begging the question, what legal rights do these individuals have in the event of a break-up?  Particularly when children are involved, it seems… Read More »

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More Dastardly Divorce Tricks To Avoid—And Beware Of

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

Divorce brings out the worst in many people.  While it’s certainly a stressful time, it’s never a good idea to allow your emotions to cloud your good judgment.  That’s true when it comes to controlling your own behavior, as well as while you watch out for any murky undertakings your spouse may be up… Read More »

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Am I Entitled To Social Security Benefits Based On My Former Spouse’s Record?

By Courtney & Mills, LLC |

If you are getting or are already divorced and are looking for a few extra dollars each month, your former spouse’s social security benefits may be the answer.  Regardless of whether or not your ex has remarried, there are certain conditions under which you are entitled to benefits based on their work record. Conditions… Read More »

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