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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 19th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 5 – Thus far, I have discussed three methods for gaining a divorce: The Pro Se Divorce, The Non-Contested Divorce, and The Mediated Divorce. In each of these instances, a great deal of time and expense can be saved by divorcing couples. Furthermore, since there are no disputes between the spouses surrounding childcare,

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 17th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 4: Last week I discussed the three initial steps I urge couples to take once a decision is made to proceed with a divorce: get off social media; begin to document pertinent information (spousal routines/children’s schedules and caregivers); and gain advice and direction from an attorney.

Furthermore, I addressed the most efficient and cost effective way to gain a divorce: Pro Se Divorce.

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 12th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 3: PRO-SE DISSOLUTION

A pro se divorce will usually be the most time and cost effective, as pro se is the Latin term for “on behalf of themselves.” Candidates for this style of divorce often will have neither children nor property issues. In addition, these couples are mature in their decision making,

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 10th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

PART 2:  THE INITIAL STEPS

Once you have decided with certainty that a divorce is in your best interest, I recommend three imperative initial steps:

  1. Back off from social media
  2. Begin to document, document, document
  3. Consult with an attorney

The first step is essential!

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A DIVORCE

January 5th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

PART 1:  In December, I focused upon the nature of marital discord that often erupts predictably over the holiday season. Often, however, couples resume an acceptable relational equilibrium as the holidays recede and a new year proceeds. Thus, the intended pursuit of a divorce is halted, and couples recognize they were simply experiencing the Holiday False Alarm Syndrome,

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DECEMBER’S FOCUS: DO YOU REALLY WANT A DIVORCE?

January 3rd, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 8: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

I have spent the month of December focusing upon the not-so-uncommon malaise of the Holiday False Alarm Syndrome, which predictably rears its ugly head each year in many households. And–not unlike Shakespeare’s Richard the III’s complaint of “now is the winter of our discontent”–many couples feel like war-weary veterans,

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