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Are There Signs That Divorce is Imminent?

September 30, 2018

A marriage can only succeed when both spouses are committed to making it work, fixing what is broken, and are connected with each other emotionally and physically. Divorce is a difficult word to hear come from your spouse’s mouth, but it is no longer so taboo when it comes to society’s expectations. As more and […]

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Five Tips for Making Shared Custody a Success

September 10, 2018

Shared custody can be a blessing in disguise for many parents trying to make their divorce or separation work for them and their children. It can also be a challenge sharing custody with the other parent. Parents have trouble being away from their children when they are at school. Knowing their kids are with the […]

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Can an Abusive Spouse Change?

July 13, 2018

Many people in unhealthy marriages hold onto the idea that their partners can change. While some abusive spouses do change and become loving, supportive partners, the percentage of abusive spouses who successfully break out of the mindsets that pushed them to abuse their partners in the first place is quite low. Domestic violence can leave […]

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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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