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How To Befriend Your Ex-Spouse After Divorce

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A divorce isn’t always the ‘be all and end all’ of a relationship. A relationship can be defined in many different ways. A divorce ends a legal marriage. It takes a little time to get over the relationship. But you wouldn’t always want to cut contact with the person you married. Sometimes you still want to remain in touch. Your partner has been a big part of your life and you don’(more...)

Reasons Why Some Women Are Happier After They Get Divorced

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When the Kingston University conducted a study for analyzing whether women had a negative effect after divorce or not, the result was quite surprising. About ten thousand people were surveyed as a part of this research and the respondents were in the age group f 16 to 60. The respondents were asked during the survey to rate how they felt before their divorce and after the divorce got finalized,
The researchers found out during the course of two decades (more...)

Top Myths About California Premarital Agreements

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One of the most important things couples need to discuss before getting married is whether they should opt for a premarital or prenuptial agreement (prenup). Almost everyone around you will have some views or the other regarding prenups. Prenups have often been misunderstood and many believe that it means something bad, potentially encouraging or mentally preparing for a divorce before a couple is even married. Below is a list of prenup myths that have been debunked and you’(more...)

What Should Mothers Do When They Lose Custodial Fights?

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For a parent, there is no greater loss after a divorce than losing custodial rights of their children. There are many grounds on which a court in California can award custodial rights to a father. Substance addiction, abuse and neglect are the topmost reasons and also, mothers who are not financially stable can find themselves on the losing end.
So, what should mothers do when they lose custodial battles? Completely losing custody of one’s children can have (more...)

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...)