Dividing Home Equity As Marital Property

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Question: After getting married I moved into the home my wife owned. We refinanced the mortgage about 18 months ago and put my name on the loan as well as the title/deed. My wife now wants a divorce and says I am not entitled to any of the equity. Am

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Video: Cordell & Cordell News – January 30, 2015

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Cordell & Cordell, along with its sponsored sites Dads Divorce and Men’s Divorce, present a news video for the week of January 30, 2015. This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell contributed a new article in his column for Financial Advisor Magazine detailing two subjects where financial advisors can be helpful

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Why January Is ‘Divorce Month’

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In many legal circles, January is known as “Divorce Month” as the New Year traditionally brings a surge in the number of divorces filed. This trend is nothing new. Recent research even suggests the pattern dates back to Medieval times. Frederki Pedersen, a senior lecturer in history at the University

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Top 10 Dads Divorce Articles Of 2014

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DadsDivorce.com has already gotten off to a big start in 2015 with the launch of a redesigned site. The entire team is excited to build off the growth we saw last year, which included more than 1.2 million visitors to the site and more than 5.5 million pageviews. The community

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Knowing And Understanding Stepparents’ Rights

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According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, less than half of U.S. kids younger than 18 live in a “traditional family” household. Today, 15 percent of children are living with two parents who are in a remarriage. According to data from the 2013 Current Population Survey, six percent

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3 Concerning Facts About The ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Myth

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There are a number of stereotypes and misconceptions that drive the modern child-support system that have been covered extensively on DadsDivorce.com, but perhaps none are as confounding as the myth of the deadbeat dad. The concept of the deadbeat dad originates from a CBS special report by Bill Moyers that

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Divorce Dilemma: Working With Your Attorney

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By Dad “X”  In my last column, I discussed the shock and trauma even the strongest of men face when divorce is initiated. Now that the shock is over, it’s time to get serious and work for the best, fairest divorce decree and custody arrangement possible under the law, and

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4 Problems With The Modern Child-Support System

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Ruth Graham recently wrote a feature for the Boston Globe shining a light on the many flaws with the modern child-support system. Graham’s piece traces the history of the modern system and exposes how it is based on stereotypes and outdated notions. Several sociologists and scholars are quoted in the

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