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Two Alternatives to Litigating Your Divorce

June 26, 2018

Getting divorced is stressful. What makes a divorce stressful can vary from person to person. For some, the thought of not seeing their children every day after the divorce is finalized is the most upsetting part of getting divorced. For others, the financial ramifications of ending a marriage is the most difficult part of getting […]

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Financial Abuse: A Non-Physical Type of Domestic Violence

May 6, 2018

There are many ways an abusive spouse can hurt his or her partner. Domestic violence is not always physical. Sometimes, it is emotional violence, or sexual abuse, or even using joint finances or technology to control a victim. When money and assets are used to control a victim, financial abuse is occurring. When any type […]

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Co-Parenting Successfully When Your Parenting Styles Clash

April 6, 2018

Every parent has a unique parenting style. Some are more relaxed than others when it comes to involvement with their children’s personal lives and academics, while others take a more active role, directing their children’s lives and working directly with their children to ensure their expectations are met. Sometimes, drastic parenting style differences drive couples […]

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How the New Tax Code will Affect New Alimony Orders

March 14, 2018

In February 2018, President Trump signed the tax plan overhaul into law. This sweeping change eliminated the rules in place that govern how alimony orders are handled from a tax standpoint. These rules have been in place for the last 75 years. Currently, the alimony an individual pays to his or her former spouse is […]

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Domestic Violence During Pregnancy

November 15, 2017

There is a link between pregnancy and domestic violence. Homicide is actually the second-most prevalent cause of death for pregnant women, behind only car accidents. Women who are already at risk of facing domestic violence in their relationships face an increased risk once they become pregnant. Anybody who faces domestic violence in his or her […]

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Should I Consider Mediation for my Divorce?

September 8, 2017

If you have reached the point in your marriage where divorce is inevitable, it might still be possible for you and your spouse to work cooperatively to make the divorce less stressful for yourselves and your children. Consider completing your divorce through mediation, a process where a neutral third party guides the divorcing couple to […]

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Could Your Marriage be Invalid?

August 15, 2017

A marriage is a legal contract. As such, it must comply with state and federal law in order to be legally binding. Noncompliance with these laws can render your marriage invalid, putting you in a precarious legal position. If your marriage is legally invalid, you are not actually married. But this does not mean you […]

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Gaslighting: No, You are Not Crazy, You are Being Psychologically Abused

August 4, 2017

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that causes the victim to doubt his or her memory, perception, and even sanity. An individual who gaslights another does so by misdirecting the victim, lying to the victim, and creating situations in which the victim feels he or she cannot trust his or her own senses, rendering […]

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What Should I Focus on When Developing a Parenting Plan?

July 25, 2017

If you are a parent of a minor child, you will need to develop a parenting plan for yourself and your former spouse to follow after your divorce. Except for cases in which the child is at risk of being harmed, it is in a child’s best interest to maintain a consistent relationship with both […]

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Will Signing a Prenup Make Me More Likely to Divorce?

July 4, 2017

If your significant other asks you to sign a prenuptial agreement, it can be easy to feel that this means he or she does not have faith in your marriage. After all, marriage is meant to be “till death do us part.” But the reality is that couples get divorced every day and every divorce […]

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