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Common Divorce Conflicts

Common Divorce Conflicts

Here at Alexander and Ewert, LLC Attorneys at Law, we know that divorce is much more complicated  than a typical break up. We are local divorce attorneys who are here to help you navigate the  complexities of divorce, help you understand and navigate the legalese, and help you get what you need  out of your divorce process.  Divorce has all the pain and drama of a typical break up, plus a battle – determining what is rightfully ...

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How has divorce Changed Over the Years?

How has divorce Changed Over the Years?

This post will be the first of a two-part series, which discusses how divorce has changed throughout American history. Prior to 1969, it was much more difficult and riskier to obtain a divorce anywhere in the US. This was a time when you needed to legally accuse your spouse of ruining your marriage to obtain a divorce. That meant that unless you could prove that your spouse had an affair, abandoned you, and was inhumanely cruel towards you, courts could deny your divorce, no matter how much...

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Is joint custody good for kids?

Is joint custody good for kids?

Determining who receives what during a divorce is a crucial element of the process. Couples who are divorcing typically hire lawyers because they can't agree on how to share their assets or custody. In this article, we will discuss custody arrangements and the benefits and drawbacks of joint custody. What is Joint Custody? The legal definition of Joint Custody is: “in divorce actions, a decision by the court (often upon agreement of the parents) that the parents will share custody of a child....

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Moving On: Hope after Divorce

Moving On: Hope after Divorce

Here is a friendly reminder – you’re allowed to feel whatever it is that you are feeling right now, and no, not everyone feels the same after divorcing. The great thing about feelings is that they don’t have answers, so there can be no wrong answers (how you treat people is an entirely different matter). Some experience feelings after divorce as an intense loss and feel incredibly sad, sometimes people feel relieved, some people feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to figure out how to be on...

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Can I Date During my Divorce?

Can I Date During my Divorce?

Wanting to date during the divorce process is perfectly natural. After all, it certainly is a lonely and stressful time, and it is entirely understandable to want to feel desirable and see new people. However, the general consensus among lawyers is to advise their clients against dating until the divorce is finalized because of the negative impact this can have on the divorce process. If you want to keep things simple, clean, and drama-free, don’t do it. Dating During Divorce Can Add Stress If...

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What is the Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment?

What is the Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment?

Any time a marriage is ending, it can be a little daunting to navigate the legal terminology. At Alexander & Ewert, we aim to remove the confusion by clarifying common divorce legal terms and advise and consult. We want our clients and community to understand all of the options out there to start working on the next chapter of their stories. In today’s post, we will clarify a very common question: what is the difference between a divorce and an annulment, and which is right for me? Divorce...

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Staying Together for the Kids?

Staying Together for the Kids?

How many times have you heard a friend, co-worker, or even yourself, say “We’re staying together for the kids,” while being in a pretty miserable marriage? Divorce is never easy, and if you have children, it can be even more complicated. Sometimes, it is best to stay together for the kids, but in many situations, children will benefit from having a peaceful home- which can sometimes only be accomplished by separating. Divorce may seem like it would hurt your children, but statistics show that...

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Divorce when your Spouse is Disabled

Divorce when your Spouse is Disabled

Divorces are incredibly complicated- and a heavy matter to deal with. Divorcing a spouse with a disability makes an already complex situation even harder on the couple.  Disabilities can occur for a magnitude of reasons, and most of the time, they come as an absolute shock. Things to Keep in Mind What services do you provide for your spouse? Do you help them shower/ bathe? Do you do all of their cooking and grocery shopping? Many times, the spouse ends up being the caregiver, and although this...

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What is Primary Custody?

What is Primary Custody?

When a set of parents’ divorce, one of the most important things that is discussed is custody. There are two different types of custody (sometimes referred to as physical custody): joint custody and primary custody. Joint physical custody is when a child or set of children spend roughly half their time with each parent. Primary custody, on the other hand, is when a child or set of children spend more than 61% of the time with one parent. How is physical custody determined? What is best for a...

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Co-Parenting 101

Co-Parenting 101

When safe and possible, it is best for the child to have both of their parents in their lives, because parental relationships will have the largest impact on the child’s life, and the largest influence of their health, mental well-being, and development. So how does one make it work? In short, the key to coparenting is to set aside the past and focus on your common goal: making a good life for your child where they know they are safe, loved, and secure. It may be difficult, as divorces are...

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