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Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation

If you have been thinking about divorce, but wanting to avoid a stressful court battle, you may have come across the terms “Collaborative divorce” and “divorce mediation” in online searches. Both are popular types of alternative dispute resol… Read More
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Divorce During COVID-19

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many things in the world, and in our homes, have changed. For most people, the ordinary stress of daily life has been ramped up by the pandemic. For many, the stress of work has been replaced by the stress of job… Read More
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How Are VA Benefits and Other Military Benefits Affected by Divorce?

A common question from service members and spouses facing a military divorce is which VA benefits and other military benefits get divided up, and how. Some benefits are subject to division in a divorce, and others are not. To understand what benefits… Read More
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A Guide to Dividing Marital Property in Divorce

Divorce isn’t funny, especially if you’re going through it. But when people do make jokes about divorce, they tend to be along the lines of one spouse taking the other for all they are worth. No wonder people approaching divorce wonder if they ar… Read More
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Prenuptial Agreements: What Can (and Can’t) Be Included

Prenuptial agreements can be a touchy topic for engaged couples. The reality is that most prenuptial agreements address (among other things) how the couple would deal with certain issues in the event of a divorce. So when the person you are planning… Read More
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What Couples Need to Know About Legal Separation in South Carolina

Few family law terms vary as much in meaning from state to state as “legal separation.” Everybody knows what it means to be married; everybody knows what it means to be divorced. Separation is less clear. To understand what people in South Caroli… Read More
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Military Protective Orders: Understanding Your Options

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is present everywhere in American society, often just under the surface. Rich families, poor families, and those in between; families of every race and ethnicity; families in cities, suburbs… Read More
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Five Tips for Facing a Military Divorce

Even under the best of circumstances, divorce is never easy. Being in the military, or having a spouse who is, adds a layer of complexity and stress to the divorce process. To make matters harder, many divorce attorneys are unfamiliar with issues uni… Read More
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What is the 10-Year Rule in a Military Divorce?

If you are a military spouse, you may have heard of the 10-year rule, or the 10/10 rule. But you may not be entirely sure what it is, or how it works. There is a surprising amount of confusion around this rule, which has to do with dividing military… Read More
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