Do You Need A Legal Separation To Get Divorced?

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Divorce proceedings often begin with a legal separation. This isn’t usually a required step, but it can help provide multiple benefits both in divorce and possibly in avoiding divorce. Here’s what you should know about a legal separation. What Does a Legal Separation Do? A legal separation prior to divorce proceedings is basically the equivalent of a mini divorce. Divorcing couples can use it in two ways: First, you may not be entirely sure that you want to divorce.…

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Which SSA Program Should You Choose?

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If you need monetary help because you can no longer work at your job or you are disabled, you may be puzzled by the choices. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disabled people with benefits from at least two different programs. Find out whether the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income program is right for you. Your Work History In a lot of ways, your work history will define which of the two above programs is right for you.…

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Child Custody 101: Reasons For Terminating Custody

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Negotiating a divorce is difficult enough by itself, but when you factor in child custody issues, it can be downright stressful. Many people have spent years hearing that the courts prioritize equal access to both parents when determining child custody, but there are some situations where you can fight for sole custody both during the initial custody hearings and even after the fact in a modification hearing. Here’s a look at some of the situations you should discuss with your child custody lawyer.…

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