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Divorce Matters Blog

Why Facebook Might Not Be Your Friend During Divorce

Lawyers are reporting more and more cases in which an angry spouse went to Facebook and made negative comments about their soon-to-be ex…only to have those Facebook postings “among friends” come back to haunt them in their divorce proceeding. Going through a divorce is an emotional, stressful time. During these times, it’s natural to turn...

Common Mistakes in DIY Divorces: Part II

In our previous posts in this series, we discussed the reasons why you may or may not want to hire an attorney, as well as the potential procedural and deadline mistakes commonly made when conducting a DIY divorce and the importance of understanding exactly what you are signing your name on. Continuing in our attempt...

Common Mistakes in DIY Divorces: Part I

Most states permit DIY divorces, termed pro se proceedings. The internet is filled with DIY divorce kits, companies selling forms and drafting assistance, and handbooks for those who want to execute their divorce without hiring a lawyer. But is it wise? To answer in typical lawyer fashion: It depends. If you have no kids, few...

Is It Worth It? The Hidden Costs of DIY Divorce

You or your spouse has made the difficult decision to get divorced. It’s not an easy decision, and everyone arrives at the conclusion for different reasons. But nearly everyone faces the same confusion once they realize they are getting divorced: what to do next? Do you hire an attorney? What can you expect from having...

Colorado Just Banned Same-Sex Marriage, What Rights Do We Have Now?

Cultural attitudes toward same-gender marriage and civil unions are shifting dramatically, as states move to recognize—in some fashion—the rights of same-gender couples. New York’s recent passage of a same-gender marriage law made it the sixth and largest state to legalize same-gender marriage in the country. But same-gender marriage laws are state-based, which brings to the...