Separation & Divorce

Know the difference between separation and divorce—and how each affects you financially, depending on where you live. Learn how to identify financial issues that wreck marriages and how to negotiate a break-up with the least amount of pain.

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How to Find a Divorce Lawyer
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Top Financial Mistakes to Avoid in a Divorce Settlement
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Who Gets the Frozen Embryos in a Divorce—and Other Issues
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Alternatives to Court: Mediation and Arbitration
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Guidelines for Child Support
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How Parents’ Finances Impact Custody Battles
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Palimony Definition
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The Most Expensive Divorces in History
12 Mistakes to Avoid When Divorcing Over 50
Community Income
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The Fundamentals of Spousal Support Taxation
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Using QDRO Money from a Divorce to Pay for a New Home
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What Is a QDRO?
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The No. 1 Reason Why Couples Fight
Domestic Relations Order – DRO
Court Order Acceptable for Processing (COAP)
Alimony Payment Definition
Online Divorce Services
Best Online Divorce Services
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Divorce Survival Guide
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What Is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)? Requirements
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Legal Separation
Natural Guardian
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Alimony: Definition, Types, and Tax Rules