Legal Resources

Divorce is one of those experiences you never want to go through. Educating yourself on the divorce process is one of the easiest ways to make it easier for everyone involved. From child support to legal separation we tackle the issues you should know about.

Understand Your Divorce Options

There are a lot of legal choices and options you should understand and know about as you begin the divorce process. These articles should help you make those decisions.

Woman signing an annulment paper.

There are many differences between annulments and divorces. The grounds for each are very different. Learn more and see where annulments are applicable.

Couple getting a bifurcated divorce.

A bifurcated divorce is a type of divorce process where the divorce occurs upfront, and marital assets are separated and divided afterward. Learn more.

What-is-Legal-Separation-Separation-vs-Divorce

Legal separation is a process similar to divorce where a married couple can start to part ways, but is still married. Learn about the differences.

what is an amicable divorce

While many divorces are contested, expensive and drawn out, it is possible to have an amicable divorce that is shorter and more affordable. Learn more.

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Articles To Help You Navigate The Divorce Process

There can be a lot to understand about the legal process and how it all works. These articles should help you get a better understanding of the legal ins and outs.

Woman waiting for divorce

How long it takes to get divorced depends on a lot of factors including how willing you are to work with your spouse, and whether there are children involved.

Person paying for divorce attorney services.

Divorce is expensive and paying for an attorney accounts for a lot of the cost. See who pays for the divorce attorney, and if your spouse should pay for yours.

Power of attorney signing for divorce.

Many divorcing spouses want to know if they can use a power of attorney to file for divorce or sign divorce papers. Learn what a power of attorney can do.

Woman filing for divorce online.

Filing for divorce online is possible in some states, but is it the right choice? Learn about the pros and cons, plus where you can get a divorce online.

Understanding Alimony & Child Support

So of the most common issues during divorce are understanding how alimony and child support work. Here are a few articles to help you better understand the two.

Learn everything you need to know about alimony after divorce including what it is, how it’s calculated, how long it lasts and the impact on your taxes.

It’s frustrating when an ex husband won’t pay alimony, but there are actions that can be taken to recoup past due payments. See how to handle this situation.