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The Principal of the Matter: Fighting Over Personal Property During Divorce

[ad_1] When you are going through the divorce process, your ideal post-divorce situation may feature many of the elements of your married life, including your car, your house, your possessions, and your assets. The only part of your ideal post-divorce life that differs from your married life is the presence of your ex-spouse. While this may be your ideal situation, the reality of the situation may be far from this scenario. When it comes to your assets and possessions, you may have an emotional attachment to them, fueling your desire to fight for them in your divorce. However, your ex-spouse may...

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Are You Sure You Need a Divorce? · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  The doubt about your marriage has probably been festering and growing for quite a while if you’re asking thinking about divorce. There are all sorts of reasons why a marriage stops working. But, do you really need a divorce? It could be financial problems so severe that even the strongest initial bonds can be broken. Infidelity and the destruction of the basic trust two people must have to sustain a marriage can overpower even the most durable bond. Or maybe even thoughts that perhaps you settled for grass that was not the greenest – and that the other side-of-the-fence might offer a...

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How I Finally Built an Emergency Savings

[ad_1]   Emergency savings. Building one can seem daunting for anyone living paycheck to paycheck … When I was 27, I went to an outlet mall because I just felt like getting something new. I remember being pretty happy with the jeans and shoes I found. I also remember calculating in my head that payday was two days away, I had a full tank of gas and my team was going out to lunch the next day – so lunch was covered. Which, in my mind, meant I technically had the money for it. And honestly, at the time, this reasoning didn’t...

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I Kept Waiting To Feel Independent, To Feel Autonomous, To Feel Free · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  “I decree and declare that the bonds of matrimony are hereby dissolved.” The sound of the gavel against the wooden pallet made me jump as I sat in the courtroom next to my attorney. I didn’t cry. I didn’t make a sound. In the silence that remained, I waited. I waited to feel different. I waited to feel liberated. I waited to feel free. Only the freedom feeling never came. I walked back to the seat where my father sat, stoic and quiet. With nothing else to do, we all walked to the clerk to record the judgment of divorce, my...

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The Hidden Cost of Convenience

[ad_1]When I am running out of toilet paper, I tap my Amazon app to order toilet paper (along with a weeks worth of groceries to make the order purchase minimum) to be delivered straight to my door within hours. For dinner, I often order on Postmates or GrubHub and about 30 minutes later, dinner is served. When I am feeling tight, I order an in house- massage right to my doorstep through Zeel. Yes, you can also tap an app to do your laundry, mail packages and have someone walk your dog. But with convenience, there always comes a price,...

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3 Misconceptions About The Child Support System

[ad_1] Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder Joe Cordell has talked extensively about the many flaws of the modern child support system. In theory, the system should ensure that all necessary expenses needed to raise a child are covered, but in reality it often drives a wedge between families and creates excessive financial hardship for many well-intentioned fathers. If you are a father going through divorce who is going to receive a child support order, it is best to educate yourself about how the system works. By learning about the common pitfalls that trip up many dads, you hopefully will maintain financial stability...

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Should You Get A Part-Time Student Job?

[ad_1] College – it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. My university experience, like so many others, was a cocktail of stress, fun and every emotion on the spectrum. The highs far outweighed the lows, but I can still vividly remember the pain of  failing a test or having to pull an all-nighter. It’s a time where so much is expected of you, with so little guidance on how to stay on top of it all. If you add a part-time job on top of that, it can be a recipe for disaster. But working through your college...

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“Your Life Is Calling You” · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  If you’ve found your way to this article, chances are you’re contemplating divorce or presently going through one. Either way, it’s likely you’re a bit overwhelmed. That’s understandable. Like any tough life transition, going through a divorce is unchartered territory for most, and typically laden with emotions. Here are few tips for making divorce easier and more manageable: Dare to Dream There are times while going through a divorce when the emotional pain of the process can be paralyzing. You can begin to doubt yourself or fall prey to emotional blackmail. The fear of economic insecurity or being alone can affect your...

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Joseph E. Cordell Featured in Former NYT Journalist’s Book, “Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life”

[ad_1] Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner attorney-CPA Joseph E. Cordell was featured in a book by former New York Times journalist turned educator Andrew L. Yarrow. The book, “Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life,” depicts the American male in modern society, through the lens of academic studies, national surveys, wide ranges of data and research, as well as interviews by various experienced professionals. Through the perspective of the 2016 United States Presidential Election, Yarrow navigates the complexities of men in today’s society, and that includes how divorce and child custody can impact a man, left on...

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College Students: Here are The Biggest Financial Mistakes You Need to Avoid

[ad_1] Slipping up while in college is basically a rite of passage. I made so many mistakes at Indiana University – many of which I would never admit publicly – that reminiscing on my college years comes with a heavy dose of embarrassment. Thankfully, most mistakes made while at university are temporary. They may have short-term consequences, but drinking tickets and dorm infractions don’t tend to follow you into adult life. Financial mistakes, on the other hand, can be a little stickier. College may seem like a safe little bubble, but money is still money. The cash you blow on parties and...

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