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College Costs and Child Support Part 1

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{3:24 minutes to read}  In my last post, I suggested that parents should mediate their divorce, and especially child support, in order to control if and how they would pay college costs for their children. In this article, I will discuss how the court system in New York has handled the interplay between college costs [...]

What You Need to Know about Collaborative Divorce

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If you and your husband want to work out your divorce without going to court, collaborative divorce is a consideration. Learn more about the process...

The Dynamics Of The Step Family

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​I. The Stepfamily Cannot and Will Not Function as Does a Biological FamilyThe stepfamily has its own specific dynamics and behaviors.Since we know no other there is a tendency to overlay the expectations and dynamics of the biological family on to the new stepfamily.II. There is No Replacing the Biological ParentIn the stepfamily we cannot reconstitute the biological family. Mother and father are hallowed words and are determined by biological connections. A child often almost (more...)

Tony Robbin’s Proclamation Regarding #MeToo Movement

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In a recent Esquire article, Tony Robbins, a self-help guru, made a bold suggestion that some women are using the movement as a way to take advantage of the situation. He said,“If you use the 'MeToo' movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else, you haven't grown an ounce. All you've done is basically use a drug called significance to make yourself feel good."Shortly after being sharply criticized from many (more...)

How To Tell Your Spouse Is Lying To You

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No one likes to think their spouse isn’t telling the truth but if you’re getting divorced or your marriage is in trouble, then the chances that your spouse isn’t being totally honest increase and you need to know how to tell your spouse is lying to you.
If you’ve always believed your spouse, how to do start to detect the lies?
On the otherhand, if you’re convinced now that (more...)

6 Ways To Keep Your Divorce Out Of The Courtroom

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Most people want to keep their divorce out of the courtroom. They hope their spouse will agree their marriage is over and then they can discuss the parenting and finances as reasonable people who once loved each other. Few of us relish even the thought of the nastiness and expense of a litigated divorce and no wants the long, drawn out negotiations that keep you locked in a state of limbo for months on end.
Realistically, a litigated divorce (more...)

What Mediation Can Do For You with Attorney Lindsay Willis

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Not all divorces are equal, as much as we’d like them to be. Sometimes spouses or parents can have a tough time of agreeing upon what is fair in a settlement. When that happens, we bring in a mediator to help spouses make decisions. Mediators are an excellent resource for families that just can’t seem to work it out on their own but don’t want to end up fighting in court. Recently, Lindsay (more...)

Stop the Abuse: Being Safe with Technology Around Snooping Spouses

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In this digital era, the importance of staying safe and responsible with the use of technology when you have a snooping or abusive spouse cannot be overemphasized. Whether you’re currently in an abusive relationship or have an abusive ex-spouse, the impact of technology in improving or worsening the situation is virtually boundless.
From integrating spyware into spouses’ mobile devices to simply using the GPS on these devices for monitoring, there’s really no limit to (more...)

Bitcoin and Divorce: Are Cryptocurrencies Subject to Division?

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How Cryptocurrencies affect Divorce settlements in North Carolina
Since the advent of Bitcoin and subsequently a host of other cryptocurrencies with their astronomical values, there have been a few misconceptions about them. Some of these misconceptions dwell on the legality of cryptocurrencies and whether they are recognized by courts during divorce settlements.
This article aims to explore the legal status of BitCoin and other blockchain based cryptocurrencies in North Carolina and the impact they have during divorce settlements. If (more...)

Why Financial Literacy Matters to YOU

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Financial Success, Security, and Freedom.  Pursued by many, but satisfactorily attained by few.  How appropriate then, that the United States has recognized April as Financial Literacy Month since 2003.
Financial Literacy has always been a part of our core values for our clients and subscribers.  In fact, April 2018 marks our 10th Anniversary helping families through the difficult process of divorce, while helping them understand and protect their finances.
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