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How do I discuss a prenup with my partner?

Sometimes a married couple finds that they weren't as compatible as they believed before tying the knot, so they opt for divorce. And unfortunately, the divorce process can become very contentious. But if you have a prenuptial agreement, you may be able to eliminate some of the costs and emotional stress of a divorce by having many of the terms set in advance.

Should I try to get the house in a divorce settlement?

If you are approaching a divorce, you likely have concerns regarding your future. It is quite possible that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have many assets that are eligible for division. And often a couple's home is, dollar-wise, their most valuable piece of shared property. As such, the question of who gets the house can become a major point of contention.

Considering the options when dividing your marital home

You and your spouse may have had the perfect life. The perfect kids, the perfect house, the perfect marriage. But, something happened and the feelings that you once had for one another have changed. As divorce becomes a more likely option, you start to wonder about what may happen during the process.

Same-sex partners not immune from domestic abuse issues

Thanks to changes in the law, same-sex couples have more rights regarding marriage and shared benefits than ever before. It is only fair and just that all U.S. Citizens be granted the same opportunities to fall in love and marry or cohabitate with the person of their choosing. And while there many wonderful aspects of shared domestic life, there can also be a dark side. Sadly, some relationships are negatively impacted by domestic violence, and same-sex couples are not immune.

Does bankruptcy affect child support?

Child support provides parents with the money needed to help cover necessities such as clothing, food and shelter. Support payments can also serve as an important way for a parent to demonstrate his or her concern for a child's well-being. And as long as the payments are made in accordance with the conditions of the parenting plan, then all should be fine.

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