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I was in Boston when I found out my divorce was final.In late November, our lawyer let me know she had scheduled the "bifurcation hearing" for December 30th. This concerned me, as I was supposed to be on the other side of the country  I was not terribly keen on abandoning my holiday&
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Saturday, 14 March 2009 11:41
My initial thinking, in hiring a divorce lawyer, was that I wanted to go ahead and let someone else do it. Our divorce was straightforward: we had no kids, no property. We had already agreed on a settlement, and, with the help of our fathers (both former lawyers) had drafted the settlement agreement&
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Saturday, 07 March 2009 11:33
“What is your married name?” a woman asked shortly after I acquired a husband.“Sondra Simmons,” I replied. She looked quizzically at me for a moment, then said, “Oh, I see. You didn’t change it.”I was 40 at the time. “This name has served &
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009 08:04
Getting divorced has been, in many ways, merely tedious. The paperwork, the emails, the forms, the waiting in line.  The most time-consuming has been taking my name back, but the intense happiness of reclaiming myself largely mitigates my exacerbation at the amount of work involved in doing&
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Saturday, 21 February 2009 10:15
Do you know the difference between a prenup and a postnup? Get the facts and find out the differences here as Debbie chats with attorney Lynne Strober. Prenup: A prenuptial agreement, commonly abbreviated to prenup or prenupt (also can be…
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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 07:50
Minutes after we'd been declared husband and ex-wife, Edgar was vigorously berating me, calling me a dumb, stupid woman. I looked up at him and wept."I'm giving you what you wanted," he said. "I kept my mouth shut."I kept crying and trying not to think about the&
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Tuesday, 18 November 2008 03:15
"You know, you can still change your mind." Edgar and I were waiting outside a courtroom for the final hearing in our divorce."And waste all the perfectly good money I spent on this?" I asked."I've made more&
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Friday, 14 November 2008 13:01
My life, I have learned, consists of things I can do something about and things I can't.Sometimes it takes a while to determine which is which. It took some time for me to notice that I really was unhappily married and more time after that to start to&
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Friday, 07 November 2008 12:55
In order to divorce me Islamically, Ahmed has to declare that he divorces me. Signing the paperwork pales in comparison to actually hearing the words. That declaration is what we are both putting off. It's going to be hard. Hard for him to say... hard for me to hear. Recently, my friend Julie sat down with Ahmed to …
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Thursday, 30 October 2008 13:52
I passed my documents across the desk at Family Court Self Help, hoping I had filled in all of the blanks as instructed. After spending the better part of two days slogging through the bureaucratic snafu surrounding what Florida calls a "simple dissolution," &
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Friday, 24 October 2008 12:55