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Advice for Stay-At-Home Moms During a Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Unfortunately, some marriages become untenable and divorce is the only alternative. This can be a frightening time especially if the woman has decided to be a stay-at-home mom to put quality time into raising the children. This is when she needs to understand the family finances. How many credit cards does the family have… Read More »

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What Happens to Your Retirement Account During a Florida Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

You’ve made the tough decision to end a Florida marriage. Now comes another harsh reality.  You might not be in as good a financial standing as when you were married. Consider the assets you’ve accumulated during the marriage – a house, property, boats, cars, jewelry, clothes, a bank account or two.  All assets are… Read More »

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Is a Personal injury Settlement Part of Marital Property During a Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

It’s one of the first questions someone involved in a personal injury case has when they are divorcing – will the proceeds have to be divided with my divorcing spouse? It’s a good question and there are a number of answers. In short, it all depends.   Crystal Collins Spencer can answer your questions… Read More »

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Divorced Parents: Planning for Family Vacations

By Crystal C. Spencer |

There are a number of different ways that families are adjusting to the realities of divorce these days. You may have read about celebrities who decide they will all vacation together – former spouse, their new partner, wife or husband and their new partner and all of the kids combined into one big happy… Read More »

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Should I Stay in the Marital Home During a Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Besides children and finances, deciding who will reside in the marital home is one of the most common issues during a divorce. Your home was supposed to be your sanctuary, a place to raise the children and be a family unit. Now that that dream is shattered, you may feel the need to cling… Read More »

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Creating a Divorce Plan

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Your hopes for a successful marriage are now over. Your marriage is irretrievably broken and it’s time to make a plan for how to go about getting divorced.  We are sorry that this has happened to you but, making plans will minimize controversy and contention and hopefully create a more peaceful co-existence for both… Read More »

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Getting divorced but also need to file for bankruptcy? You are not alone. Many former couples find themselves in a situation where they are no longer happy and would like to separate from one another. However, they may need to file for bankruptcy as well because it is the best decision for them based… Read More »

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Raising Children While Going Through a Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful situations anyone ever has to go through. The situation becomes even more difficult when you have children, especially young children. Getting divorced later in life, with your children now grown adults with families of their own, might not be as hard on them as… Read More »

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Can Divorce Impact my Credit Score?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Going through a divorce is never easy. There are so many things you will need to take care of before, during, and after the marriage dissolution is finalized by the court. Add in the fact that children will be impacted by the divorce differently than you and the stress can be overwhelming. But one… Read More »

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Who Makes Healthcare Decisions for Children of Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

You’ve decided to get a divorce and you have children. Ideally, the husband and wife share the children and make parental decisions in the best interest of those children. Unfortunately, it does not always work out that way. The court will require the parents to agree on a child custody plan which includes some… Read More »

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