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I Lost My Job Due to COVI…

I Lost My Job Due to COVID-19. Can I Modify Child Support?

The coronavirus is hitting everyone hard. Even if you haven’t contracted the virus, your movements have been limited by it, and so have everyone else’s. In order to limit the spread of the virus, many businesses have been closed, hopefully only t… Read More
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Categories: Child Support
Coronavirus and Your Pare…

Coronavirus and Your Parent Time: What You Need to Know

In less than a month, the novel coronavirus has gone from a news story about a few cases in faraway countries to a global pandemic. As you read this, it’s likely that you know someone whose health or family member has been affected. Aside from the… Read More
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How Divorce Affects Your…

How Divorce Affects Your Income Tax Filing Status

The year after you divorce is filled with a number of “firsts” to navigate: figuring out a parenting time schedule, establishing new holiday traditions, planning family vacations with a family that doesn’t look like it once did. Then there’s… Read More
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Categories: Assets & Debt
What is a QDRO (And Why D…

What is a QDRO (And Why Do I Need One)?

If you are contemplating divorce, you already know that one of the issues you will need to navigate is the division of property. Chances are, you are thinking in terms of who gets what: who will stay in the house you’ve shared, who will take which… Read More
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Five Secrets You Shouldn…

Five Secrets You Shouldn’t Keep From Your Divorce Lawyer

It is human nature to want others to think well of us, especially those who are in a position to help us. That’s why even honest people might fudge a little bit when the doctor asks “How many drinks do you have per week?” or “How much exercis… Read More
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Five Secrets Your Divorce…

Five Secrets Your Divorce Lawyer Won't Tell You

For most people, divorce is unfamiliar territory they never wanted to explore. There is an understandable temptation to find an experienced tour guide—a divorce lawyer—and let them chart your path. After all, they know the lay of the land, right?… Read More
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business partners - BartonWood

Protecting Your Family Business From Divorce

If you have a family business, chances are it is not only a source of income, but of pride. Whether it was handed down from your parents or grandparents, or you built it from the ground up, it is likely that you have a deep personal (not to mention f… Read More
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Categories: Assets & Debt
Large green highway sign with arrow to social security - BartonWood

What You Need to Know About Social Security if You’re Getting Divorced

If you are getting divorced, you have a lot of financial details to sort out. Who will get what property? How will you divide up your marital debt? Will you have to pay alimony? Will you be able to receive it? But one thing you probably haven’t tho… Read More
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Categories: Assets & Debt
Frustrated young man sitting on the floor of his apartment while his girlfriend is leaving with boxes - BartonWood

Should You Move Out Before the Divorce is Final?

Few things are more uncomfortable than living with someone with whom you are not getting along. When “not getting along” rises to the level of “getting a divorce,” the discomfort level can get turned up to the max. An obvious solution would b… Read More
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A fraying tug-of-war rope pulling on a house with US Dollar bills. - BartonWood

Four Tips for Sharing Your Home During a Divorce

Every marriage, and every divorce, is different. But most divorces have at least two things in common: financial stress and tense relations between the parties. If one spouse is able to move out of the home they shared, some of the tension may be rel… Read More
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