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Blog Posts in March, 2013

  • Managing Job Stress & Uncontested Divorce

    || 28-Mar-2013

    Going through an uncontested divorce can be stressful, and adding a stressful job to the mix can create havoc with your body and mind. Prolonged stress can result in a whole host of health issues. Researchers state that over seventy-five percent of medical visits are due to stress. Keep a work stress journal. For one week write down incidences which caused you stress at your job. At the end of the ...
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  • Emotional Infidelity and Uncontested Divorce

    || 25-Mar-2013

    Infidelity in a relationship is no longer only recognized as sexual, but can also be emotional. A marriage which experiences infidelity is not circumscribed to physical contact. In fact, a spouse who is a victim of emotional infidelity can suffer through a longer recovery period than someone one whose spouse had sexual relations with another person. When the level of emotional intimacy has been ...
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  • Dealing with an angry spouse during an uncontested divorce can be challenging, but trying to deal with a spouse who is demonstrating passive-aggressive behavior can be downright tiresome. An angry spouse generally lets you know what is upsetting him or her and matters tend to be more overt. Yet, with someone who is being passive-aggressive, there can be confusion about what is the root of the ...
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  • Sell Items You Don't Want After Uncontested Divorce

    || 23-Mar-2013

    After signing your marital settlement agreement and taking inventory of what property you have left from your marriage, you may realize there are some items you really don't want. Annabel Acton, founder of Never Liked It Anyway, has developed a clever way to getting rid of the old and getting on with the new. Her intention when she started up her company was to give people a place to leave ...
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  • 3 Obstacles When Negotiating During Uncontested Divorce

    || 21-Mar-2013

    When facing an uncontested divorce, at some point you will may negotiate a marital settlement agreement with your spouse. Negotiating can seem intimidating, especially if you feel you don't have much experience. Learning about some potential obstacles is a great way to be prepared for when you meet with your spouse to discuss terms. You may not realize it, but you already have negotiating ...
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  • Pennsylvania Residency Requirement for Uncontested Divorces

    || 20-Mar-2013

    In order to legally qualify to file an uncontested divorce in the state of Pennsylvania, you or your spouse must be a resident for at least six months. In addition, the minimum six month residency requirement requires that you or your spouse has been a resident for the 6 months immediately prior to filing for an uncontested divorce in Pennsylvania. Make sure you fulfill Pennsylvania's ...
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  • How to Start to Repair Credit and Uncontested Divorce

    || 19-Mar-2013

    After an uncontested divorce you may find yourself in need of credit repair. Having poor credit can affect several areas of your life. A negative credit report can affect your prospects from employment to obtaining a bank loan. Reasons for repairing your credit can include getting a lower rate on your car insurance to not having to pay a deposit for your utilities. If you are looking to repair ...
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  • How to Choose An Uncontested Divorce Group

    || 18-Mar-2013

    A support group during and after an uncontested divorce can be an inexpensive way to help you heal from your dissolved marriage. A solid divorce support group can be a place where you can share what you are going through, blow off some steam, learn about practical ways and tips on how to move into your new life, and learn how to possibly help someone else. Choosing the right divorce support group ...
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  • Should I Accept A Lump Sum Alimony Payment?

    || 16-Mar-2013

    A lump sum alimony payment, also known as alimony in gross, can be negotiated in a marital settlement agreement during an uncontested divorce. Lump sum payments are an alternative to the well-known scheduled periodic alimony payments, for example monthly alimony payments. Each divorce case is unique, and a lump sum payment is not necessarily better or worse. It depends on the situation. If you ...
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  • Keep Your Home Safe After an Uncontested Divorce

    || 15-Mar-2013

    As you transition from being a married parent to a single parent during your uncontested divorce, one of the issues you may want to consider is home safety. You no longer have another adult in the house who serves as an additional safety factor. Now you are the sole person who has to make sure the doors are locked and the garage door is closed before leaving the house. Statistics show that single ...
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  • 6 Tips for Parental Plans and Uncontested Divorce

    || 14-Mar-2013

    In our three part series on creating a parenting plan, I have thus car covered parts one and two: what is a parenting plan and how to start a parenting plan and now I have some suggestions for what you may want to include in your parenting plan. Keep in mind that each parenting situation is unique and the suggestions below serve as a guide only. If you feel you need additional help you may want to ...
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  • Single Parent Vacation and Uncontested Divorce

    || 13-Mar-2013

    After an uncontested divorce you may be longing for a change of environment. Your role as a parent has most likely changed since your divorce. A vacation as a single parent is an opportunity to take a break from the emotional upset you underwent and is a time to reconnect with your child. There are several options available as you plan your next vacation with your child. If you are feeling a bit ...
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  • 7 Guidelines for Divorcing Parents

    || 12-Mar-2013

    As you are working through your parenting plan and finalizing the details on your Pennsylvania uncontested divorce, you may want to incorporate some parental guidelines. Conflict between parents can be confusing for children. With a set of parenting guidelines for you and your co-parent follow, you can help protect your child from potential parental conflicts. One of the most important factors is ...
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  • Chinese File Uncontested Divorce Over Property Tax

    || 11-Mar-2013

    There are a lot of reasons to get an uncontested divorce, ranging from infidelity to having "outgrown" a spouse. Chinese couples now have found new grounds for uncontested divorce: property taxes. The Chinese government has announced new real estate taxes, and married couples are being creative when it comes to dodging the tougher tax laws on home sales. Some married individuals have ...
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  • How to Start a Parental Plan for Uncontested Divorce

    || 10-Mar-2013

    Writing out and negotiating your own parenting plan gives you and your spouse control over you child's future and best interests. An inability to find common ground surrounding issues concerning your child can end up in court where a Pennsylvania judge will tell you what is in the best interest of your child. A parenting plan is an agreement with your spouse stating each of your parental ...
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  • Parenting Plan and Uncontested Divorces

    || 9-Mar-2013

    Divorcing parents need to put together a parenting plan. Parenting plans provide a guide of how you and your spouse will continue to raise your child with his or her best interests in mind. In addition, a parenting plan provides stability for all parties involved and helps reduce future conflict. I cannot stress enough that a parenting plan should be crafted with your child's best interest in ...
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  • Revenge and Uncontested Divorce

    || 8-Mar-2013

    You are not alone if you have fantasized about getting revenge on your spouse. Being hurt during an uncontested divorce is a normal emotion; yet acting out on those emotions can significantly hurt you. The short lived moment of revenge can lead to a long aftermath of regret. Apparently, there may even be an evolutionary reason why a person feels like he or she wants to get even. According to ...
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  • Dangers of Uncontested Foreign Divorces

    || 7-Mar-2013

    Shopping around for a cheap uncontested divorce can end up costing more money if you decide to get a foreign divorce. If you and your spouse live in the United States, a foreign divorce can seem like an easy way to go, but there are hidden factors which can make your uncontested divorce more expensive and possibly not even valid. Be aware that divorce is considered a matter for the state, not the ...
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  • Lottery Winnings Affect Uncontested Divorce

    || 6-Mar-2013

    Lottery winnings can affect an uncontested divorce. If the winnings were won during the marriage it is then generally considered marital property. Lottery winnings prior to the marriage or after the date of divorce are normally considered the property of the winning spouse. Generally, the legal system tends to speculate that a lottery ticket during marriage was purchased with marital funds. If the ...
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  • Division of Debt and Uncontested Divorce

    || 5-Mar-2013

    As you move through move through negotiating your marital settlement agreement you will realize that debts, just like the assets, are an area you will need to work out with your spouse. The state of Pennsylvania is not a community property state; we are a common law state. In general this means that each spouse is responsible for his or her own debt. An exception would be if monies were used to ...
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  • What to do if Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

    || 4-Mar-2013

    What to do if Your Spouse is Hiding Assets An uncontested divorce can bring out the dark side in a spouse. This is especially true when it comes to the marital assets. I have some red flags which may indicate your spouse may be hiding marital assets and how you can tackle the situation. Jeff Landers, a contributor to Forbes and founder of Bedrock Divorce Advisors has shared several ways in which a ...
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  • 5 Factors To Consider When Dividing Marital Property

    || 3-Mar-2013

    As you are working through your marital settlement agreement you may be wondering which factors to take into consideration. The idea is to make the marital settlement agreement fair for both you and your spouse. In Pennsylvania, this does not necessarily mean making a fifty-fifty split of all of your marital assets. Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state when it comes to uncontested ...
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  • Dividing Marital Property in an Uncontested Divorce

    || 2-Mar-2013

    After you have determined your assets, debts and exactly what items fall under the term "marital property", you are ready to move onto dividing the marital property. You will now be negotiating property obtained during your marriage. Property owned prior to the marriage, gifts, and inheritances do not generally count as marital property. Even though this is an emotional time, try to keep ...
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  • How to Prepare for Uncontested Divorce

    || 1-Mar-2013

    Getting ready for an uncontested divorce in the state of Pennsylvania can seem daunting. Good preparation helps reduce the anxiety and stress you may experience during your uncontested divorce. To help relieve some of the overwhelming feelings that are associated with uncontested divorce, I have put together some help helpful hints. Save, save, save. This is not the time to buy anything except the ...
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