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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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Amicable DIVORCE? YOU CAN STILL REAP THE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION

If you and your spouse are able to agree on most issues, it’s tempting to think that your divorce might be quickly and easily determined in court.  While this might happen, you can reduce time and expense associated with your divorce by opting to go through mediation.  Mediation is beneficial for many couples and may be the right solution for your situation, even if you and your spouse are on good terms. Mediation has a neutral focus and uses a third party to help you discuss critical issues.  Mediation tends to offer even amicable couples the opportunity to generate their

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Same-Sex DIVORCE IN MARRIAGE EQUALITY STATES – THE CHALLENGES

For the past decade, it has been difficult to keep up with the advance of same-sex marriage throughout the country because it has quickly transformed both the image of marriage and the legal field that defines it. The process for divorce, in states where same-sex marriage is legal, is the same for straight and gay couples. Although this is true, the speed of change involved with same-sex marriage has outstripped the courts ability to compensate. This makes divorce even more challenging to same-sex couple, not to mention the financial and emotional toll of the process. When same-sex couples divorce, they

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Resolving SPOUSAL CONFLICT IN PROPERTY DIVISION

Divorces are never easy. Even when they are collaborative or when the couple is “amicable”, the dissolution of shared, intertwined lives is more complex than people realize. When the time comes to divide property between spouses, this complexity becomes even more evident in the struggle to hold on to objects and things that no one has thought about in years. What should be a simple negotiation turns into a lengthy process because of competition and passive-aggressiveness. This is true whether the property in question has either sentimental value or monetary value. A collaborative divorce or mediation can easily turn into

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