Divorce

Pet Custody

But Who Gets Fido? According to Louis Sabin, “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.” As more and more people adopt this thinking, state laws begin to catch up with the rest of us. Pet Custody The 2017-2018 edition of the Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, …

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Sideswiped

The following “story” is not make-believe. I only cut-and-pasted a series of e-mails I received late last year from a former divorce client. I’ve added no embellishments and I’ve only edited to 1) remove real names and replace them with pseudonyms; and 2) make it easier for you to read. When you finish with this …

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Collateral Damage

When I married my husband, he had already been married once before to someone else . . . and divorced. Early on, I remember him preparing me to go with him to his semi-annual martial arts training and the test that would accompany it, all the while explaining to me the festive gathering of old …

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Divorce Crisis

There is nothing like a crisis to bring families, even split ones, together. After a divorce with children, you must remember that, to those kids, you are still just one family.   This year, Hurricane Irma took a path that threatened my community. As a result, my ex-husband and I were faced with our first …

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A Vital Conversation: Keeping Financial Issues and Divorce at Bay.

One of the leading reasons why couples seek marriage counseling and ultimately divorce is because of financial issues, including disagreements as to how to handle debt and differing spending habits.   Financial issues are a huge source of stress for so many. Contrasting spending styles, or simply not having enough money to go around each month, …

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