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What Are Divorce Papers And What Role Do They Play In An Uncontested Divorce?

Divorce papers are documents stating that a divorce is desired and outlining the reasons for filing. These documents must be filed in every divorce case in order for the divorce to be legal. The serving of these papers can be very emotionally charged and so is often not a welcome moment. However, this is not […]

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Understanding The Role of Divorce Papers In An Uncontested Divorce

Divorce papers, documents stating the desire for a divorce and outlining the reasons for filing, must be filed in every divorce case. We’ve all heard about one spouse receiving “divorce papers” from another and it usually carries a very ugly connotation. But this doesn’t have to be the case, particularly when the divorce is uncontested. […]

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What Exactly Is An Amicable Divorce?

The definition of amicable divorce is a subject of much debate. Many people feel that the phrase is an oxymoron. By its definition, divorce is an adversarial process, so how could it possibly be amicable? But believe it or not, it is possible to have a quick and easy, relatively drama-free divorce, provided both sides […]

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The Divorce Process: Can An Uncontested Divorce Make It Easier?

How does divorce work?   Well, no matter how you look at it, it is never easy.  It can be a long, drawn out process and there may a lot of emotional upheaval on both sides.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of the subject, it is almost impossible to avoid the ugly reality of divorce but […]

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Going Through The Mediation Process Can Make Divorce Less Painful

Divorce is never easy, that goes without saying, but there are ways to make it a little less painful for everyone involved. One of these is undertaking the mediation process. Mediation can be a great way to ease both partners through the difficult journey that signals the end of a once loving marriage. Of course, […]

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What Exactly Are Grounds For Divorce?

Grounds for divorce can take many different forms. The specific reasons will change from one couple to the next, with every instance being unique. Often, it’s just a matter of realizing that you’re not as compatible as you first thought. Other times, there are serious mitigating issues like abuse or adultery. Before you take any […]

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Trial Separation: The First Step To Divorce?

Trial separation is a common step that many couples take when they begin to encounter problems in their relationship and start to consider the idea of divorce. Rather than rushing directly into a divorce, sometimes a legal separation or a trial separation may be suggested in order to give the couple some time apart to […]

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Going through Divorce Mediation? 3 Tips to Keep It Smooth and Drama-free!

Are you going through divorce mediation and are worried about the process being negative and acrimonious? What you might not realize is that it doesn’t have to be either of those things. You and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse have the power to make this process smooth and free of drama. Read on to learn how to make […]

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Understanding The Types of Mediation

Peer mediation is a common technique used to settle many kinds of disputes, from problems in the classroom to issues in the workplace and many other cases as well. One of the areas where mediation is most commonly used is in cases of divorce. It can often be the best way to settle disputes and […]

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Annulment vs. Divorce: Is Divorce Really The Answer?

The question of annulment vs. divorce is one that many couples face every day. It can be extremely painful to end a marriage no matter which way you choose to go about it, but the choice you make should be well thought out and agreed upon by both parties in order to ensure the best […]

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Attorney or Mediation: The Best Way To Go Through A Divorce

How to file for divorce is one of the first things couples that suddenly find themselves at an emotional impasse may wonder about. The answer may be more complicated than you think. There is actually more than one option open to couples who are considering divorce and it may be worth their while to weigh […]

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Common Reasons For Divorce

The reasons for divorce can vary from couple to couple. Sometimes it’s as simple as realizing that you just can’t live together comfortably; other times it’s something much more serious such as once spouse cheating on the other. Whatever the case, you’ll need to be clear about why you are taking this very serious and […]