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How to deal when you’re a mom who pays child support or alimony

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Increasingly, it is moms who pay their exes child support and alimony, and their vitriol about the matter is often far more acute than when payer and payee fall along traditional gender lines. Vanessa was stunned to learn that after her ex left her for a much younger neighbor, she had to pay him nearly $70,000 in alimony and…
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“I want a boyfriend, but a good man is hard to find”

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The world tells single women that there are no good men, and they are destined to be lonely. Not true. Here is how to attract a quality man, find love, a boyfriend and even a husband, and enjoy a healthy relationship. When I was growing up, my divorced mom dated a lot, but she drilled…

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💀 Your Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare! 💀

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Why do so many divorces become the stuff nightmares are made of?

“The ceremony took six minutes.  The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

You don’t have to be haunted by your Ex or your divorce. The secret lies in your attitude, the divorce professionals you choose and the path you decide to take. One of the biggest (more...)

The Sad Truth About Your Spouse’s Lies In Divorce

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Most divorce professionals will tell you that everyone lies at some point in their divorce. For many people, they might be harmless ‘white lies’ that are told to try to make the other person feel better or to avoid a confrontation.

But then there are the lies that are deeply deceitful. They may cause significant harm, even be life-altering. The sad truth about your spouse’s lies in divorce is that you may have little legal (more...)

Ready For A Confidence Boost? Quit Hanging Around People Who Suck

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Are you divorced and working to rebuild your self-esteem? When you’re working to get your confidence back and build boundaries, there is one “hiding in plain sight” barrier that will keep you from reaching your goals.

And that’s surrounding yourself with toxic people.

You know *exactly* who they are…

The pushy one with unsolicited advice that makes you doubt your decisionsThe catty bitch with snide comments and back-handed complimentsThe one who blames (more...)

How To Find The Right Divorce Attorney For You

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More and more people are filing for divorce themselves,
without lawyers. But most people do need legal advice on at least some aspects
of their divorce. And, sometimes, couples can’t agree, and the divorce turns
into a fully contested, litigated divorce. So how do you find the right divorce
attorney for you?

The challenge is often knowing where to start. You’re
unfamiliar with the legal system in general and with domestic relations, in
particular.

You&(more...)

What’s Scary About Selling Your Wedding Rings?

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The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and #spookyseason is trending on social media. It’s the time of year to face your fears. Have you ever noticed a pang in your stomach when you’re getting rid of anything related to your wedding memories?

Let’s clear out the cobwebs and figure out why you’re feeling stuck. What’s so frightening about selling your wedding rings?

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Understanding Visitation Rights and Schedules in North Carolina

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What are your visitation rights? As a result of your separation or divorce, you will have to determine where your children will live and the logistics of visitation. Child custody and visitation schedules can be decided by the parents or, if an agreement cannot be reached by the parents alone, the courts. The courts main focus when deciding on visitation and custody is the best interest and welfare of the minor children, with an emphasis on the children’(more...)

Getting Married Again?

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Use these tips to get a good handle on your finances before you walk down the aisle.

When Tea for Two Becomes Tea for One

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It’s not all doom and gloom... here’s how to find the silver linings in divorce.