Are You Getting Divorced? Top 9 Warnings For People Entering The Divorce Process

divorceDivorce is a difficult process tearing asunder your emotions and feelings but it is very important to keep calm and have rational and clear mind because your anger, jealousy or other emotions can affect your actions in a negative way. We are presenting you top 9 divorce warnings to prevent you from making common mistakes that people usually do during divorce proceedings.

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Are You Really Ready for Divorce? Find Out the Steps to Get Ready for Divorce

Once you have considered the relevant factors and have decided to file for divorce from your spouse, you will need to learn how to protect your interests.

9 STEPS TO GET READY FOR DIVORCE

1. Think about your children’s well-being first. You have to come to an agreement withDivorce your spouse concerning your children’s Child custody and visitation and Child support/alimony.

2. Read as much articles and books on divorce and divorce process as you can, consult an attorney if you don’t understand some matters. Knowledge about the law and court procedures can make what’s coming a little less frightening.

3. Gather information on your finances and assets, property, income and liabilities. Run a credit report and make copies of your account statements and tax returns, find the values for your cars and house. You can even make a video inventory of the house to be sure you won’t overlook something and thus you’ll have a proof of your words.

4. Assess your personal items. If there are things that matter to you, that you do not want to lose (pictures, family heirlooms, etc.) – document their existence and remove them to a safe place.

5. Change access to accounts: all your passwords for the email, bank account, pension, etc. Be sure not to use new ones that are easy to guess.

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Dissolution Of Marriage: Divorce, Separation, Annulment

marriageThe dissolution of marriage is a legal act that not always coincides with the wishes of both parties. Divorce is a very complicated and typically emotional process that involves division of marital property, debt, custody of any children, payment of child and/or spousal support and others. Generally, divorce is defined as legal termination of a marriage relationship.

divorceIf there are no disagreements between both parties and they can reach a decision on basic divorce issues without going to trial, the divorce is called uncontested. A contested divorce happens when the spouses cannot reach an agreement on terms of divorce and they end up in a court. When a spouse asking for divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse did something wrong, the divorce is considered to be a no fault divorce. If the reason of divorce is cruelty, adultery, imprisonment of a spouse for several years or other wrongdoings, this makes up a fault divorce.

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How different are Military Family Divorces from Civilian Family Divorces?

Divorce is a stressful process. It can affect finances, living arrangements, household jobs or schedules. If the family includes children, they may be deeply affected. A military divorce is a divorce between a member of the armed services and his or her spouse. The spouse may or may not be in the military.

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When facing a military divorce you should be aware of the fact that the procedures of a divorce for the civilians and for the military members are not quite the same. Military divorce is governed not only by state laws, but also by federal laws, so that means they have some additional rules to apply. That results in having some differences and a number of benefits in case of the military member divorce.

Jurisdiction is generally determined by the service member’s legal address rather thanmilitary divorce where they are currently stationed, as due to the service they are bound to travel a lot and to change their location. So many states will just either reduce or eliminate their residency requirements for military divorces.

There is also the SCRA – The Service Members Civil Relief Act to protect active duty members from being sued while in active military service and for up to a year after active duty, so they would be able to “devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation”.

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Spousal Support – the Financial Side of the Divorce

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No one gets married with the expectations that their marriage will fail. Unfortunately divorces happen very often between married couples and this process can become very stressful and emotional. Also such factors like division of the property, child custody or other financial issues can make things more tense.

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Today we are going to discuss one of the financial sides of the divorce, in particular spousal support. This is also called alimony or maintenance. Spousal support is referred to a monthly payment made buy one spouse to the other following a divorce, when the spouse is unable to meet his or her needs without financial assistance.

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How to Place a Bid on Legal Bistro

Bid-for-Placement: what does it mean? Why do we need it?

A bid is a sum of money that a lawyer offers for the opportunity of talking to a client, to receive his contact information and discuss his case (the minimum amount you can bid on is 6 law dollars).

It’s important to remember that a lawyer’s bid on a case determines where in the list of competing, “bidding” lawyers their profile will be displayed to the clients, who posted the case. The profile with the highest bid will be displayed first and the lowest, respectively, the last.

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Writing an Effective Biography on Legal Bistro Helps Attorneys Get New Clients!

Why should a lawyer bother to write an outstanding biography and why is it the most important part of the lawyer profile? It’s so simple!

A bio is a snapshot of a lawyer’s professional experience:

  • who they are,

  • what they do,

  • specialist expertise and

  • examples of client work.

A good biography “sells” their expertise to potential new clients.

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Legal Bistro Elevator Pitch for Lawyers

What is an Elevator Pitch?

An “Elevator Pitch”, also known as an elevator speech or statement, is a short summary used to quickly define a person, product, profession or organization and its Value Proposition.  The name “elevator pitch” conveys that the person who is delivering the message has about the same time that it takes the typical elevator to go from the ground floor the top floor to convince their audience about their proposal.  A well designed elevator pitch should be between 30 and 60 seconds.

How to Write a Good Elevator Pitch

The “Elevator Pitch” on Legal Bistro is five lines (500 words maximum) of text that are displayed to potential clients in what we call the “Short Profile Preview”.  This is the very first thing that a potential client will see about you and your law firm so you should give a lot of thought to what you would like to say.

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Why Consumers Love Legal Bistro

 Do you need a lawyer but are intimidated by the legal process?  Are you concerned that professional legal services may be financially out of reach?  Perhaps English is not your native language and you are having trouble finding a qualified attorney with whom you can effectively communicate.  Don’t worry, if you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone.

We built Legal Bistro because we were inspired by the contribution that Lending Tree made to the process for finding a mortgage lender.  Lending Tree used the power of the Internet to bring online competition in the mortgage application process. Equally important is that Lending Tree’s website has helped consumers to better understand the process of applying for a home loan. We hope that Legal Bistro can achieve similar results in the legal services market.

When Lawyers Compete, You Win!

The single biggest reason why consumers love our service is because Legal Bistro facilitates lawyers competing online to serve the client.  Our Company motto is that When Lawyers Compete, the Client Wins! Frankly, we believe that both lawyers and consumers win when the competitive playing field has been leveled.

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