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3 tools every small business owner needs

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Starting your own business requires blood, sweat and tears – and paperwork. Lots of paperwork. Even a small business needs someone to pay bills, track expenses, send invoices, write paychecks and handle taxes. To keep costs down, some small business owners do most or all of these things themselves. But all that extra work distracts…

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Kickass Single Mom Stimulus Grant

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I'm not sugar-coating this for you: Shit is real and it's going to get worse before it gets better.  Chances are you are either losing your mind trying to figure out how to work from home with kids around, or out of a job altogether and terrified about the future. You are not alone. I…

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LawDepot review for online divorce

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Divorce is never easy, especially when kids are involved. Dissolving a marriage doesn’t have to be expensive, though, thanks to the existence of do-it-yourself/online divorce websites. Law Depot is one of the most popular online legal form companies — but can Law Depot help you with your online divorce? Yes and no. LawDepot offers a separation…

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Co-Parenting: Making Joint Custody Work

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Co-parenting amicably gives children stability and close relationships with both parents—but it’s rarely easy. Despite the many challenges, though, it is possible to develop a working relationship with a former spouse for the sake of the children.
Joint custody – where both parents enjoy both physical and legal custody — can be exhausting and infuriating, especially after an acrimonious split that so often poisons the well of memories.
Former spouses can start by thinking of (more...)

How To Refresh Your Home After Divorce Without Breaking The Bank

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You are probably going through one of the hardest times of your life. Whether you’ve been married for 3 years or 20 years, divorce is never easy. It will take time and effort for you to get used to the feeling of being on your own, instead of part of a team. Often, it’s hard to look outside of your situation when all you’re feeling at the time is sadness. While you may (more...)

5 Ways To Improve Your Finances

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Life after a divorce can be pretty complicated, since this life-changing instance can have a direct impact on your finances. Regarding money, there are plenty of things going on in your life that are going to need your attention. These five tips will help you improve your financial situation and limit your stress during this difficult time.

Assess Your Current Financial Strategy

One of the most important things you can do after a divorce is assess your financial status. (more...)

What Happens To Maintenance If Your Ex Dies?

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Throughout the process of divorce, many logistics need to be settled, sorted and agreed upon. These items can range from asset allocation, property distribution, and possibly child custody. Something to consider beyond this time is the financial support that one spouse may offer the other.

In traditional spousal support payouts, if the financial supporter passes away, the payments to the ex-spouse can sometimes also halt with the death.

Whether there is a legal obligation through court order alimony or (more...)

What is Domestic Violence? Signs to Look Out For and What to Do

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If you have found yourself on this page you may be struggling with abuse in your relationship or worry that you may be experiencing abuse. Domestic violence is frightening and tragic. While you might feel scared, know that you are not alone. What are the signs of domestic violence? What can you do if you are experiencing them? There are resources to assist you in this troubling time that we will discuss in great detail below. But first, remember (more...)

Co-Parenting During the Outbreak of COVID-19

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Note: There will be a one-time webinar Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 about co-parenting during the COVID-19 outbreak presented by licensed divorce attorney and parent coordinator Shaunis Mercer. You may register for the webinar here.
Co-parenting can be challenging under the best of circumstances. We are hearing from our clients about new challenges that are coming up in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want you to know that you are not alone. Here are some useful tips as you (more...)

Before You Sign that Joint Tax Return

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If you’re going through a divorce and your husband prepared a joint tax return, here’s what you need to know before you sign anything.