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She Was Married Less Than a Year and Filed an Uncontested Divorce, So Why Did It Cost Her Over $17,000?

After what she describes as a “whirlwind romance” in a new article on Business Insider, Jorden Barcus married her love. She was 21, just out of college, and had almost nothing to her name other than student debt. Just eight months later, Jorden recognized that passion and romance don’t always make a strong foundation for …

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Can I Get Social Security Benefits from My Ex-Spouse Even If It’s Not in My Divorce Decree?

QUESTION: I heard that I may be entitled to collect Social Security benefits when I retire based on my ex-husband’s earnings. But I looked at my divorce decree and it doesn’t say anything about it. Did I miss the boat? ANSWER: Here’s some good news about your divorce. If you were married to your ex-spouse …

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Educate Yourself About Divorce

The decision to get a divorce will be one of the biggest and most consequential choices of your life. Your divorce will directly impact your finances, your quality of living, the lives of your children, and your own emotional health. Maybe you’ve already decided that a divorce is the right choice for you, or perhaps …

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Should I Keep the House?

Divorce can shake you to your very foundations. Everything changes, and many people want to cling to the house as the only stability they find in a shifting world.

Whether keeping the house is your best option depends on many different factors. Here are what you need to consider in making that important decision.

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