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Your divorce affects just about every aspect of your life. Your credit score can be one of those aspects. You might think that as long as you pay your share of the bills that your ex deciding not to pay his or her share won't affect your credit score. That, however, isn't how it works.

The contract that you have with creditors is one that isn't subject to civil judgments that the creditor wasn't a part of. That means that because your divorce was between you and your ex, the creditors don't have to abide by the terms of the divorce. The creditors can still come after you if your ex doesn't pay the bills.

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Tagged in: High Asset Divorce

Posted on in Divorce

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Mediation can be a wonderful tool for couples going through a divorce. It provides them more control over the situation and helps them reach an agreement in a cooperative atmosphere instead of the adversarial setup of the trial process. Mediation isn't just reserved for those who are able to communicate well with their soon-to-be ex and can be especially helpful for those who have trouble articulating their expectations.

While mediation is often faster than the traditional divorce process, it's not a lightning fast process. Just like it takes time and planning to put together a wedding, a divorce agreement must also be drafted and revised with care. Over the course of the mediation, it's normal to need three to four sessions, lasting an average of two hours each.

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When a woman denies that a man is the father of her child or a man denies that he is the father of a child, a paternity test can be ordered by the court. The tests used to determine if a man is a child's father can also positively exclude a man from being the father.

The first paternity blood test looked at the blood types of the mother, father and child. This testing used the ABO blood typing system. Humans can have A, B, AB or O blood types. A mother who has Type B blood and father who has Type O blood can't have a child with AB blood. The father of the child must have A or AB blood type. Blood tests that only determine blood types can't be used to determine if a man is the father of a child, but they can be used to determine if there is a possibility that a man is the father.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_focus.jpgA divorce easily brings out the worst in people in many cases. Emotions are running the gamut from anger to fear to helplessness. However, when you are divorcing, it can be easy to become a prisoner to those emotions and ignore important matters when it comes to your future.

When you keep emotions out of divorce and base your decisions on advice garnered from your attorney, financial planner and other professionals, you can get through your divorce and still have your financial future intact.

At Lucas Law we understand how difficult this time is. We also know that protecting your assets so that you can move on after your divorce is final is important, too. We work diligently to negotiate workable and acceptable settlements, and use alternative dispute resolution when possible to come to those settlements.

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Tagged in: High Asset Divorce
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