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Settlement reached in Michael Moore's divorce

Washington residents who follow celebrity divorce may know that Michael Moore's divorce was finalized on July 22 in Michigan. After 22 years of marriage, Moore, 60, and his 56-year-old wife ended their marriage without going to trial although their divorce is anything but amicable.

Considerations for dividing up the house in a divorce

Washington residents who are in the midst of a divorce or have yet to legalize a separation may be susceptible to encountering several hardships in the short- and long-term future when it comes to deciding what happens to the marital home. Credit advisers say that one of the easiest ways to avoid potential problems is to provide lenders with enough documentation to help clear up any discrepancies that arise in the loan process.

Beyonce's father involved in paternity suit

Washington readers who follow celebrity news may be interested to know that Mathew Knowles, father of pop singer Beyonce, has been named in a second paternity suit. This time it's a 30-year-old Houston woman who claims Knowles is the father of her daughter. The woman is asking for child support and legal fees.

Ensuring a secure retirement after a divorce

Increasingly, older couples in Washington and throughout the country are seeking divorces. The phenomenon known as "gray divorce" refers to people over 50 who are divorcing after years of marriage. Because these happen later in life, it becomes particularly important for individuals to safeguard the assets that will see them through their retirement. There are a number of mistakes people sometimes make that prevent this. Many individuals do not realize that money in retirement accounts accumulated after marriage is usually considered joint property.

Wife to pay husband's attorneys' fees

Residents of Washington may be interested in a recent news article that highlighted the divorce of the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The ruling, filed tentatively on June 24 by a Superior Court judge, states that the wife must pay the husband's legal fees, and those fees add up to about $1.9 million. The decision will become final unless objections are filed by the wife's attorneys within 15 days of the verdict.

Pet custody issues for divorcing couples

Washington couples may be interested in an article discussing how courts deal with pet custody during divorces. When a pet-owning couple gets a divorce, the law generally lumps the pet in with other personal property during the asset division phase. This means that, legally, a pet is no different from a couch or an automobile. However, some courts are beginning to recognize the special place that a pet has and are finding that they belong somewhere in between common personal property and children.

How you can answer tough questions about divorce

If you are going through a divorce, and you have children, it is inevitable that they will have questions about what is going on. Children are naturally curious and thrive on routine. So when uncertainty creeps into their lives and their routines are broken, questions are certain to come.

How you can answer kids' difficult questions during divorce

If you are going through a divorce, and you have children, it is inevitable that they will have questions about what is going on. Children are naturally curious and thrive on routine. So when uncertainty creeps into their lives and their routines are broken, questions are certain to come.

When you should not get a divorce

A number of articles and blog posts were written earlier this year touting how January is the most popular month for divorces to be initiated. This trend is likely driven by the need for many people to begin a new year with a new outlook. However, not many posts and articles detail the worst (or inopportune) times to call it quits. With divorce, like many things in life, timing is everything. With that said, we lay out some of the worst times to initiate a divorce.

Why more people are getting social media prenups

With today’s post, we continue our theme of social media and divorce. Yesterday, we focused on a recent study that found a correlation between the number of Facebook users in a particular state and the divorce rate. Today we will highlight the trend of social media prenuptial agreements.

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