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Steps to take to protect a business in divorce

You poured your heart and soul into a new business venture, and just as it is beginning to gain traction, your marriage suffers and your spouse files for divorce. While the marriage may be irretrievably broken, the business certainly is not, and you may not feel like sacrificing the business in a divorce.

How do I avoid divorce? Why not ask a divorce attorney?

Walking down the aisle. Signing official legal documents. Committing yourself to one person for the rest of your life. It is a major decision - and one that requires a giant leap of faith - but how do you know you are making a good decision? Why not ask those whose job it is to untangle lives that haven't gone as planned?Yes, divorce lawyers help spouses end their marriages. In that process, however, they learn much about what led to the divorce. When surveyed, divorce attorneys from around the country agree that there are a few "red flags" you should watch out for as early as the first date.

Handling disputes over the Child Tax Credit

Despite the commercials from tax preparation companies, tax season will only begin for consumers when they receive their W-2 reports and begin filing for tax return refunds. For those who are filing their first post-divorce tax return, they may be anticipating the benefit of being able to claim the Child Tax Credit, as it can reduce a person's income (for income tax purposes) for each child under the age of 18 that they care for.

My spouse cheated on me. Will that affect the divorce?

We have noted in a number of our posts how divorce can be a stressful time in life, especially if the basis for the divorce is adultery. Aside from the emotional trauma infidelity can cause, some people may be concerned that an extramarital affair may negatively affect them in family court. This post will briefly explore this question and provide some basic answers.

Staying in an unhappy marriage isn't a sacrifice you have to make

Lying awake waiting for a scared or sick child to fall asleep when a tough day at work had you wanting a bath and a glass of chardonnay. Taking your kids to the park when taking a run would do more for your waistline. Spending hundreds of dollars you saved for airfare and hotels on tutoring to keep them from falling behind.

What happens if you have different views on an asset's value?

Indeed, asset division is an important part of divorce and can raise passionate arguments regarding how the marital estate should be apportioned. This could be complicated when marital assets must be sold (such as a home or business) and no consensus exists regarding a fair market value. The sweat equity put into a business or personal modifications to a home may lead to mixed emotions over the true value of such property.

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