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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Child Custody Tips for Summer Vacation

    A summer vacation should be all about fun, bonding time, and rest and relaxation instead of fighting over child custody with your ex and digging into old wounds that still need time to fully heal. Maybe you want to take them abroad to Europe, but he or she probably only gets to see them during the summer season. Do not attempt to sort out the details of your arrangement after you have already made ...
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  • Tips on Communicating with Your Spouse During Divorce

    No one ever enters a marriage with divorce in mind for their future, but this is the unfortunate outcome for many. If poor communication was to blame for your marriage’s dissolution, you can expect that it might suffer eve more during the divorce process. Both you and your spouse are likely experiencing a lot of emotions, heartbreak, disappointment, and anger, which might all obstruct your ...
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  • Tips for Couples Divorcing After 50

    Divorce after the age of 50 differs in many ways from the experience younger divorcing couples might face, particularly because those over 50 are at an entirely different stage in life, facing retirement and past the prime income-earning years of life. Perhaps a spouse has long been unhappy in the marriage and, at the prospect of retirement and spending nearly every moment with his or her spouse, ...
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  • How to Cope With the Stress of a Divorce

    Divorce is straight-up stressful. It is a life changing, overwhelming, emotional roller coaster that, even under the most amicable circumstances can still be difficult to navigate your way through. That said, it is not impossible to make this inherently tough time more bearable, so you can focus on the possibilities of what your new future has to offer you. Here are some tips to help you cope with ...
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  • Tips to Help Your Children Deal with Divorce

    Divorce is hard enough for spouses, but when there are children involved, it makes the situation even more difficult. You and your spouse understand the circumstances, you have an idea of what to expect, and you know that everything is about to change, even if you are not yet prepared for it. Your child, however, does not have the same perspective you and your spouse have. Your child only knows ...
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  • Common Myths About Divorce

    Divorce myths are incredibly common, permeating our perceptions of reality. However, much of what many may believe to be fact is actually fiction, and usually best suited for TV dramas. If you are considering divorcing your spouse, it is important to debunk these myths. Here is a list of some of the most common myths about divorce. If you commit adultery, you are giving up everything. Infidelity ...
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  • Common Divorce Myths

    We have all heard various divorce stories, both amicable and contentious. Divorce stories inevitably involve myths, however, or elements that are either rare or not present in every case. The fact is that divorces are as different as the individuals involved in them, so you cannot look to one or even a handful of these stories as a model for what to expect out of a divorce. If you are going ...
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  • Common Issues to Address in Child Custody Cases

    One of the biggest issues in a divorce is the matter of child custody . While things can get heated during this process, it is important to remember that, while you and your ex-spouse may disagree on many things, you both want what is best for your child. Here are some of the most common issues you may face when in the midst of a child custody dispute. The Child’s Upbringing: Legal custody refers ...
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  • Valentine's Day Weddings More Likely to End in Divorce

    February is a highly anticipated month among couples because of Valentine’s Day - a time to celebrate love and romance between two people. Although Valentine’s Day may seem like the perfect time to get married, the statistics don’t indicate a happily ever after ending. According to a study by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Dutch marriages are more likely to end in divorce if they ...
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  • Ways a Prenuptial Agreement Can be Voided

    Signing a prenuptial agreement before getting married is not the most romantic thing in the world. But for many couples, having a prenuptial agreement is almost a necessity because it can protect your financial interests in the event of a divorce . It is becoming more common these days for couples to have some type of marital agreement in place, whether it is a prenup or a postnuptial agreement. ...
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  • Who Gets the House in a Divorce

    When you decide to divorce, one of the most difficult decisions that you and your spouse will have to make is what happens to the family home. What happens if both spouses are too emotionally attached to let go of the home? What if the expenses of maintaining the home are simply too much for a single parent? Couples should work together to come to a decision that makes sense for both parties, ...
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  • January Is a Busy Month for Divorce

    Divorce and family law firms typically experience an uptick in divorce consultations and filings when the New Year starts. Known as “Divorce Month,” January is a busy month for divorce, with filings increasing in January and peaking in March. So what explains the January Divorce phenomenon? The increase in January divorces is often attributed to: Maintaining the holiday spirit : The holiday season ...
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