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Divorce may affect social security benefits

Many estranged spouses in Rhode Island would agree that divorce can often lead to an increased financial burden, siimply because there is a separation of assets in most cases. An additional burden is almost always placed on the shoulders of a newly divorced couple, especially in cases in which one of the spouses was financially dependent on the other. However, few divorced couples, especially senior citizens, realize the effect that divorce can have on their social security benefits.

Divorce and planning for one's financial success

Individuals going through a divorce often experience a myriad of emotions that can cloud one's ability to think clearly and logically. Within the span of hours or even minutes, an individual going through a divorce may feel angry, sad, resentful, vengeful, anxious, excited and wistful. In the midst of trying to deal with these types of strong emotions, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture, namely one's financial health post divorce.

Divorce lawyer: Peacemaker or Fighter

What qualities should your divorce lawyer have? Face it, you have a legal issue that needs to be resolved by a trained professional, either a divorce lawyer or divorce mediator. Do you want to find a resolution and move forward to the next part of your life or do you want revenge and to just fight with your spouse, regardless of the emotional and financial cost?

Connecticut lawyer describes child custody battles in film

It is an often-repeated argument that children should never bear the brunt of familial squabbles. Whenever a falling-out between parents ends up in court, the first concern must be the children and about the care they might receive in the event of a divorce. Such child custody battles involve a number of factors besides the parents, which often include lawyers, social services providers, and child care workers. Despite such a diverse presence of people, there may still be no one to consider the best interests of the child.

Rhode Island residents should think about children during divorce

When a marriage seems to be beyond repair and the couple chooses to part, they have to deal with many issues, of which the divorce itself may not be the most significant. As Rhode Island residents may be aware, divorce can be granted on a number of grounds, including willful neglect and irreconcilable differences. As in other states, there is also the consideration of what happens to the couple's children. 

Divorce causes much pain, some gain for most Americans

Rhode Island spouses who are involved in divorce proceedings usually want them to be as brief as possible. A lengthy divorce means more emotional stress for the parting couple, often leading to one or both parties avoiding the conflicts and agreeing to terms that will be some kind of detriment to post-divorce life. However, experts warn that the only successful path out of a divorce involves being prepared for a long legal tussle.

TV star Ramona Singer wants both homes in her divorce

Property division can be complex. Couples may have many assets or they may have few. Both cases can present unique challenges that couples must overcome. For example, many may have sentimental attachments to certain assets that may not hold much monetary value, but they still want to fight for these properties vigorously because they have special meaning to them. Or, they may wish to preserve certain assets that hold great monetary value that they believe they are entitled to. In any case, a strong divorce strategy can help divorcees fight for a favorable property division outcome.

January considered 'Divorce Month'

Rhode Island residents are likely aware of the many designations attached to certain months of the year. These commemorative months range from National Poetry Month to Black History Month, and they usually exist to celebrate certain heritages or art forms. January is being unofficially commemorated for a different reason -- it is now being commonly referred to as "Divorce Month."

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