hiding money

How Do People Hide Assets Before Or During Divorce?

Asset hiding may be unethical and illegal, but it’s also incredibly common; according to a 2014 Harris Poll, three of every ten adults with shared assets have hidden them from their partner. The likelihood of hidden assets increases substantially as relationships move toward divorce. Keep an eye out for these common strategies: Transferring Assets to […]

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“Building Bridges” and Other Approaches to Resolving Parental Alienation

Psychiatrist Richard Gardner, who coined the term parental alienation syndrome (PAS), initially argued that mothers were more likely to perpetuate PAS than fathers. He later claimed, “In the last few years I have seen a shift that has brought the ratio now to 50-50.” Regardless of gender, economic status, bond with the children, or other factors, no […]

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bankruptcy

Your Ex or Soon-to-Be Ex Is Threatening Bankruptcy: What Now?

Bitter spouses will stop at little to gain the upper hand in divorce. One surprisingly common tactic: threatening bankruptcy in hopes of securing leverage. For others, however, bankruptcy may be a valid option, rather than a scheme for control. Keep reading to learn more about the role of bankruptcy in divorce proceedings: Genuine, or Revenge […]

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Preparing For a Deposition in Your Divorce Case: Best and Worst Practices

A crucial discovery tool, deposition allows your soon-to-be ex and his counsel to preview your testimony. The deposing attorney asks specific questions while a certified reporter records responses and attorney objections in a written transcript. The following suggestions can help you make the most of the deposition process: Apply the Same Vigilance You’d Use to […]

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Five Fascinating Perspectives on Divorce Mediation

Mediation is often lauded as the simple and straightforward alternative to litigation-based divorce. But is this true? While alternative dispute resolution can prove incredibly valuable in certain contexts, it’s far more complex than most divorcing spouses suspect. The following five perspectives will give you a better feel for the mediation process and what it can […]

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selling the home

Selling the Home During or Right After a Divorce: Tips and Traps

Many divorcing couples fight over home ownership, but those who prefer to move on to new residences face an equally difficult process: selling their once-shared home and splitting the proceeds. Selling property causes significant stress in the best of circumstances; during a divorce, it has the potential to unhinge the conversation. Follow these tips to […]

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