Divorce

Pet Custody

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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…

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Collateral Damage

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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

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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 emergency…

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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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When Financial Stress Leads to Divorce

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Financial problems are one of the leading causes of divorce. Spouses often disagree as to how much they should spend, how much they should save, and how they should handle financial emergencies. Let’s elaborate on the challenges of divorce from the financial perspective. Do you pinch your pennies while your spouse makes it rain wherever…

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Is a Kitchen Table Divorce Right For You?

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Is the “Kitchen Table” Process Appropriate for Your Divorce?   Some couples can resolve their divorce issues by negotiating directly with one another, without professional help. They may be able to reach an agreement easily, draft the necessary paperwork using forms they find on-line, and file it on their own with the court. Could this…

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Divorce Advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer

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Divorce Advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer Where do you turn to for divorce advice when you’re doing it yourself? In the United Kingdom, legal professionals may be either solicitors or barristers. Solicitors provide legal advice and support to their clients. They prepare paperwork and negotiate matters for their clients. While some may represent their clients in…

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Online Dating After Divorce

When a person gets divorced, there is a pendulum of emotions that comes with accompanies the idea of dating. These emotions are based on many things. For example, what type of marriage you had, what type of divorce you had, if you have children, how old they are, how much time has passed since you…

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Hurricanes and Divorces

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Getting ready for the Divorce Hurricane. What 6 Preparatory Steps Should You Take? This week, one week after Hurricane Harvey hung over Houston, the entire State of Florida prepared for Hurricane Irma, the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. People were terrified by the devastation that this powerful storm could bring to their…

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