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Starting my new life

I have been waiting for the last twenty years to leave my husband. I have never been that well suited to him, but once I got pregnant I thought we should give it a try. Now that the kids have left home, it's obvious that our marriage is totally over. We're going to get a divorce. I'm making sure I have all of my ducks in a row, legally speaking, before I leave so that I get everything I'm entitled too. This blog is designed to give other empty nest divorcees a place to chat and share tips and advice.

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Why You Should Use a Lawyer When You're Writing a Will

If you own property, and have a family, it is important that you write a will while you are still alive. Having a will in place is a great way to avoid the trouble that may ensue in your family if you do not make known how you wanted your property shared once you are no more. You are free to write your will by yourself, but due to the complexity of law, it is always prudent to seek the assistance of a lawyer who specialises in that area.

Can I be considered in a will as a love-child?

Throughout history there have always been children who have been conceived through extra-marital affairs, but it was often hard to prove their parentage definitely. However, with the advances in medical technology, it is now possible to use DNA testing to more accurately determine parentage and this can also affect whether you are eligible to claim on a deceased estate.  Here are some things to help bolster your claim.  Gather any evidence of the relationship that led to your conception

Can a Private Investigator Benefit Your Divorce Case?

Going through a divorce has been often painful and stressful for many people. It is a process that many would rather get over with and move on with their lives. However, things are not always that easy. Divorce cases can be tough, especially if one partner is unable to obtain substantial evidence of their spouse's infidelity or financial status. These issues can affect the divorce settlement proceedings and child custody issues.

Troubled Marriages | 3 Ways To Work With Your Ex To Make Christmas A Happy Time For Your Kids After A Divorce

Data from the ABS indicated that nearly 50,200 divorces were granted in 2010 in Australia. Divorce can be an especially hard time for kids because they have to suddenly adjust to a single-parent household for the time being. The holiday season compounds the problem because kids can be put in the middle of belligerent exes. Even if you've finalised your divorce through the family law courts already, there's no reason why you can't continue to work with your ex to make Christmas a happy time for your children.