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Considering Lump Sum Alimony? Avoid These 5 Mistakes.

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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Ask anyone who's been ordered to pay spousal support how they feel about having to write a check to their former spouse every week or month.

You’ll probably be met with a few choice words...

The fact is - most people want to just move on after a divorce, sever ties and go their separate ways.

Unfortunately, when there are alimony payments involved, it can feel for the payor as if this separation never truly happened, which can ultimately lead to frustration and bitterness on the part of the payer.

That’s why some divorcing spouses choose an alternative to the weekly “check in the mail” alimony approach.

A concept known as a lump sum alimony buyout.

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Topics: Alimony, Maintenance, Spousal Support, Illinois, New Jersey, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington State

Seeking an Out of State Divorce? Mediate!

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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If you’re looking to get an out of state divorce, you might think your only choice is to hire divorce attorneys for the process.

Even though you'd rather use divorce mediation instead.

If you're like many divorcing couples, you might think that in order to use mediation, you and your husband or wife need to be in the same state at the same time. So you can sit face-to-face and work out the terms of your settlement agreement in the mediator's office.

And because of that, out of state divorces using mediation are just not possible.

Or are they?

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Illinois, New Jersey, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington State

Divorce Mediation vs Divorce Lawyer: Which is Right for You?

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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The decision to get a divorce is a very difficult one no matter where you live or what the circumstances.

But while some may think the decision itself is the hardest part of the divorce process, the choice of using divorce mediation vs divorce lawyer can be an even more challenging one if you don't know the differences between the two.

With a little education, you can make the decision that's right for you in your situation.

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Mediator vs. Lawyers, Divorce Mediation, Illinois, New Jersey, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington State

The articles in this blog are for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice, financial advice, emotional advice or counsel.

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