Divorce and Children with Special Needs

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We think you may find this article discussing the unique challenges of going through a divorce with a child with special needs helpful… By Lili A. Vasileff ‘There are few challenges more difficult than going through divorce and having a child with special needs. As a divorced, single parent of a beautiful daughter with special needs, I can tell you …

Building Positive Relationships with Stepchildren

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We think you may find this article on developing strong, positive relationships with your stepchildren helpful… By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW “Most of the stepparents who contact me for support tell me they had no idea what they were getting into. One stepdad, Steve, put it this way, “I was never a father before, and at the ripe “young” age …

The Dangers of Social Media in Family Law Matters

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We think you may find this article on the dangers of using social media during divorce and child custody cases very useful… By Henry Gornbein “Social media is a critical issue that impacts everyone who deals with divorce – from the divorcing couple themselves to the professionals who work with them. Every day, I think that I have heard it …

Revising Your Estate Plan After Divorce

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After a divorce it is important to revisit your estate plan. If you don’t update you will, trusts, and beneficiary selections, your former spouse could still inherit your assets. We think you may find this article with guidance on revising your estate plan after a divorce helpful… By Mary Randolph “If you’re going through the emotional and financial turmoil of …

Guidelines for Coping With Divorce – Tips for Parents

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We think you may find this article outlining tips for parents on helping children cope with divorce helpful… By Child Development Institute  “Unfortunately 50% of all marriages end up in divorce.  When a divorce does occur it is traumatic for all concerned.  Here are a few guidelines for minimizing the trauma for the children involved.  Counseling is often necessary to help …

Vocational Forensics in Family Law Cases

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We think you may find this article on vocational forensic analysis in family law cases helpful… By Julie Sawyer-Little “When Sharon and Frank Smith got married, they agreed she would keep her well-compensated, highly skilled job to pay for Frank to go to medical school. Then she would become a stay-at-home mom when they started a family. Sharon and Frank …

9 Rules to Make Joint Child Custody Work…

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We think you may find this article outlining tips for successful joint child custody arrangements helpful… By Kate Bayless “Coordinating schedules. Divvying up holidays. Shuffling kids between houses. Sharing child custody isn’t always easy, especially when you’re trying to agree with someone you couldn’t stand being married to. The good news: “Studies show that shared-custody situations work best when both …

Pros and Cons of a Trial Separation

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Kristina Otterstrom “Decisions made during a trial separation can have long-lasting effects on the outcome of your divorce.          In some cases, a trial separation is a positive experience, one which allows a couple to seek therapy and save their marriage. Other times, a trial separation is just …

The Seven Rules of Alimony and Taxes

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Lina Guillen “Alimony, also called spousal support or spousal maintenance, is the payment of money by one spouse to the other after separation or a divorce. Its purpose is to help the lower-earning spouse maintain the same standard of living after divorce. If spouses follow certain rules, the IRS allows the …

Forget the Prenup: Why You May Need a Postnuptial Agreement

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We think you may find this article helpful… By AJ Smith, Credit.com “Getting married is exciting. But in between the bouquet, dress and venue choices, it’s important to remember that it has some serious financial ramifications. Some couples like to keep their money completely separate while others are comfortable combining all funds. No matter your and your partner’s style, it can …