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Who is responsible for martial debts after a divorce?

It is an unfortunate fact of life that many marriages end in divorce. While in the long run, a divorce is often the best course of action, there can be a number of points of contention when attempting the get the process completed. Of course, one matter that can create acrimony is the division of property. What each party takes with them after the divorce can serve as the financial cornerstone of a new life. What's more, there are vast sums of wealth that both parties are vying for in some cases.

Fathers may work harder for parenting rights, but it's worth it

If you are a father who is going through a divorce, you have reason to feel apprehensive about what the future holds regarding your relationship with your children. You may worry that living apart will dramatically alter the bonds between you and your children. But if you can get the right custody terms, you have a good chance of maintaining your status in your children's lives.

U.S. Supreme Court rules on same-sex parental rights case

Child custody disputes are not uncommon when parents divorce. These disputes can certainly have their share of complications. Just determining the terms of visitation can take quite a bit of negotiating. But divorcing same-sex couples can have added issues, as demonstrated by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Limiting visitation of an abusive ex-spouse can prove difficult

All children should be able to live their lives free of fear. They should feel safe in the knowledge that their homes are a sanctuary where they are shielded from the threats of the outside world. Unfortunately, for some children, life at home is rife with stress and fear. When a child grows up in an environment that contains domestic violence, he or she not only experiences the pain of watching adults fight, but is also at a higher risk of having serious personal issues in the future. 

Is do-it-yourself divorce a good idea?

There is a tremendous sense of pride that comes with solving a problem on your own. You determined what the issues were, and learned what you needed to do to fix it. You may have saved yourself tons of money by fixing up your car or home, and feel that you can take on any challenge that you may face in the future.

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