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The Benefits of Creating a Divorce Journal

By The Cate Law Firm |

When you are going through a divorce, the process will inevitably put a great deal of demand on your time, energy, and focus. There are emotional issues that need to be confronted – the issues that triggered the divorce as well as the feelings you are dealing with as it is happening – as… Read More »

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The “Business” of Getting Divorced

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Divorce is most certainly one of the most emotionally draining processes that anyone could go through. The severing of what was supposed to be a lifelong relationship can throw your life into turmoil, wondering what comes next and how you will adjust to single life. But while getting divorced is extremely emotional, there is… Read More »

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Division of Assets for Divorcees with Small Businesses

By The Cate Law Firm |

During a divorce, dividing the marital estate is one of the most important areas that needs to be resolved. This, of course, can be a very challenging issue as finances tend to trigger strong emotions. As part of the process, divorcing spouses will need to identify, evaluate, and divide all marital property. For some… Read More »

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New Year’s Resolutions for Those Facing Divorce

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Each year, divorce rates go up significantly in the month of January. This is partially because some couples who have decided to dissolve their marriages choose to wait before filing until the holidays are over. In other cases, the stress of the holidays pushes an already troubled marriage to the point where spouses decide… Read More »

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The Surprising Financial Benefits of Getting Divorced

By The Cate Law Firm |

Most of us of are aware that divorce impacts virtually every area of your financial life. When assets are divided, major issues will need to be resolved, such as who will own the marital home, how the rest of the property will be divided, how much child support will be paid, and how much… Read More »

Facing the Holidays after a Divorce

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The holidays are the most festive time of the year, but they can also be among the most stressful times. This is especially true for those who are experiencing their first holiday after a divorce. When you were married, there were probably a lot of holiday activities that you did together as a family…. Read More »

How to Improve your Self Esteem after a Divorce

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Although divorce is far more common in our society than it was a couple generations ago, it can still be damaging to your self-esteem. Just contemplating the fact that the marriage you made a lifelong commitment to “didn’t work” can make you feel like a failure. You may have also had a manipulative or… Read More »

How to Improve your Credit Score After a Divorce

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If you are facing a divorce, it has the potential to adversely impact your credit score for the foreseeable future. Although the credit reporting agencies do not lower your score simply because your marriage has been dissolved, some of the financial consequences of the process can cause your score to drop. This can happen… Read More »

When Does Child Support End in South Carolina?

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In general, child support in South Carolina ends when the child turns 18, graduates from high school, or is otherwise emancipated. But it is not always this simple. For example, if the child is still in high school when they are 18, the support obligation will continue until the child graduates or turns 19…. Read More »

I Think My Spouse Might be Hiding Assets, What Should I Do?

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If you are facing a divorce, one of the major issues that needs to be settled is the division of marital assets. All assets that are part of the marital estate are supposed to be divided in a fair and equitable manner. But what if some of these assets are missing? If a spouse… Read More »

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