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SERVING IN THE MILITARY? LET MEDIATION RESOLVE YOUR DIVORCE ISSUES

Whether deployed or not, every military couple faces a number of challenges that usually have a negative impact on their personal and professional lives. These challenges can often turn into serious divorce problems that have the full potential to make the situation even worse. The divorce procedure is likely to be a little more problematic for you in case you or your partner serve in the military. It involves numerous rules that govern the basic activities, including the decision regarding where you can file the divorce, calculation of spousal and child support and pensions, determination of child custody, and division

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NEED SAN DIEGO DIVORCE MEDIATION HELP

Divorce ranks among the most stressful and traumatic experiences in life. When a divorcing couple can’t see eye-to-eye on basic issues, small disagreements can escalate into unmanageable disputes. Yet, it is possible to dissolve a marriage without tearing one another apart. There is no better way for spouses to mutually direct the outcome of their divorce than to engage a mediator to facilitate their negotiations. A well-mediated divorce can leave each party satisfied with the terms and poised for a healthier future. Moreover, mediation can be a much less expensive way to handle proceedings than lengthy dialogue and time in

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CONTESTED PROPERTY DIVISION IN DIVORCE: SOME TECHNIQUES

Divorce, even collaborative or “amicable” divorces, is never easy.  The dissolution of shared, intertwined lives is more complex than people realize, and this is never more obvious than when the time comes to divide property between spouses.  Suddenly, objects no one has thought of in years become incredibly valuable, and often, competition and passive-aggressiveness turn what should be a simple negotiation into a lengthy and combative process.  While this is most common when the property in question is valuable, it occurs just as often with items of sentimental value. Combative attitudes regarding property division can quickly derail a mediation or

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THE SPECIAL CHALLENGES INVOLVED WITH SAME-SEX DIVORCE

The advance of same-sex marriage through the country has transformed both the image of marriage and the legal field that defines it so quickly that it’s been difficult to keep up.  While theoretically divorce is the same process and experience for heterosexual and homosexual couples, the speed of change involved with same-sex marriage has outstripped the courts ability to compensate, in many ways, making divorce – already an emotionally and financially challenging experience – even more challenging for same-sex couples. The Basic Process The basics of divorce are the same for homosexual couples: They can pursue a suit for divorce,

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SAME-SEX DIVORCES MADE EASY WITH MEDIATION

Divorce has always been a notorious process in legal and social circles for the emotionally and financially draining process that it is.  No doubt, regardless of the kind of divorce one goes through, the nature and extent of the legalities involved can tire even the toughest.  With same sex divorces, the problem worsens even more. A number of issues surround same sex divorces that make it a complicated process.  For instance, in some American states and many others around the world, the formalities related to same sex divorces are fuzzy and unclear.  In some parts of the world, same sex

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Coming OUT OF A MILITARY DIVORCE SUCCESSFULLY WITH EXPERT MEDIATION

Going through a military divorce can be hard for most people.  Apart from being difficult to process and understand, a military divorce can also become a long and tiring wait that makes an already emotionally wrecking situation worse.  A number of reasons contribute towards this, the nature of military service of your spouse being the biggest one. For instance, if your spouse serves in the military overseas and is away for long periods, a simple divorce process can become complicated.  To make matters worse, the issues of spousal support, child custody and property division become more and more pronounced in

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