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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...)

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...)

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...)

What is Conscious Uncoupling? And Can it Help My Divorce?

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Popularized due to its use by Hollywood celebrities, the term “conscious uncoupling” at its core involves two spouses or partners looking to separate with the least amount of damage possible; the focus is on a respectful way to end a relationship. Instead of the contentious child custody negotiations that might typically ensue, spouses who “consciously uncouple” seek to turn down the heat in a spirit of cohesion and co-parenting. It’s important to note (more...)

What if I Want to Stop My Divorce? Your Guide to Voluntary Dismissal

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In most relationships, divorce is an extreme measure used only when no other solution has worked. Deciding to pursue divorce is a heavy decision, and one that may seem irreversible. However, the divorce process is designed in a way that allows you to cancel your divorce petition should you have a change of heart. There are many reasons you might be having second thoughts. Perhaps you and your spouse have made substantial progress on problem areas in the relationship (more...)

When Limerence Fades In Your New Marriage

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I can't say that this is one of the most common questions that I receive as a relationship coach, but it does come up enough that it needs to be addressed.The question is from someone who has a basic knowledge of the concept known as Limerence. Here is my definition of Limerence: Limerence is a mental state that many people think of as "true love" or being "in love.” It is a scientific phenomenon and chemically-influenced (more...)

A dad explains: “Why I don’t see my child.”

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Mention the fatherless epidemic in the United States, and the arguments are polarizing: Why fathers walk away after divorce It is either: Men are irresponsible douchebags who abandon their children to mothers, who are left to raise the children with few resources, or … Women are conniving, malicious, entitled nut-jobs who alienate fathers from their…

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Selling Your House During a Divorce

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One of the many tough decisions that a divorcing couple face is what to do about the family house. Many, if not most, couples sell it and divide the profits, but the decision is difficult because the family house was the family home until the divorce.
When a divorcing couple reaches the part of their breakup where the family house is on the table, each should always say and think house, not home. The family house is often the (more...)

The Impact Divorce Can Have On Your Family And Mental Health

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If you’re going through a separation or divorce, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it can all get stressful.

The sleepless nights, the lack of appetite, and the worries about what’s best for the children tell you that.

You may put a brave face on to the world because that’s what you’re “meant to do” and it’s “best for the children”.

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