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Divorces Have Options and So Do You

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Three important things to remember about your divorce options: 
          1.  You Have Options          2.  You Need to Understand What Your Personal Options Are          3.  You Have to Choose the Right Path For You and Your Family
“I want a divorce” could be the four most devastating and confusing words a person ever hears.  Often, just the (more...)

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...

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...)

Shared Parenting v. Equal Parenting: 5 Ways the New Laws Will Hurt Kids

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Guest Post by Karen CoveyChildren affected by Divorce The story is all too familiar. The kids stand on the front steps, consumed by sadness. They watch their father walk toward the car. Silent tears roll down their cheeks while their dad gets in the car and drives away. As soon as he’s out of view, he chokes up and pulls over. He doesn’t want to lose his kids. But shared parenting seems like an impossible (more...)

Holiday Coping Tips For Divorced Parents Who Are Apart From Their Children

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCOne of the saddest consequences of divorce for parents is the alone-time when your children are visiting their other parent. While short-term periods when the kids are away can be a welcome respite for an overscheduled single parent, that’s not always the case. For many parents the intervals between seeing the children can be long and lonely. This is especially so during the holiday season which can become a particularly challenging time – made (more...)

Divorce Advice From Family & Friends – Don’t Take It!

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//www.childcentereddivorce.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Keys-to-Making-Sound-Divorce-Decisions.mp3By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCThe Divorce/Separation PathDivorce by its very nature brings up lots of judgments. Most people have strong opinions about divorce, strongly influenced by their own experiences or the programming of their upbringing.You’re very unlikely to change anyone’s mind about the best way to handle divorce when you’re a parent. So don’t try.Your family and friends mean well. They (more...)

Divorce Litigation: Can Parents Afford the REAL Price?

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTYou’re getting divorced and you’re angry, resentful, hurt, vindictive or any combination of other painful emotions. You want to lash out, to get back at your spouse or boost your own sense of esteem. Hiring the most aggressive litigious divorce lawyer you can find seems like your smartest choice. Your ex is in for a fight!If you’re a parent who is thinking along those lines, you’re making (more...)

New Year … New Divorce Challenges. Are You Protecting Your Children?

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTStatistics bear it out. Every January the number of couples filing for divorce rises dramatically. And while the divorce rate has gone down the past few years, because of the economy, January is still the month with the highest divorce rate. When you think about it, the reason comes as no surprise. Many couples considering splitting decide to wait until after the holidays to break the news to their children. Others wait to take advantage of (more...)

Divorcing Parents: Avoid Taking Your Divorce Drama To Court

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCT divorce consequences for familiesYou’re getting divorced. It’s likely that one or both of you are angry, resentful, hurt, vindictive or any combination of other painful emotions. You want to lash out, to get back at your spouse or boost your own sense of esteem. Hiring the most aggressive litigious divorce lawyer you can find may seem like your smartest choice. Your ex is in for a fight! If you’re (more...)

7 Things You Need To Know About Pets And Divorce

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If your pet is family to you, then there are 7 things you need to know about pets and divorce.
Perhaps the single most important thing to know is that while your pet is a member of your family, the law in most places of the U.S. treats your pet as property. That means that if you and your STBX can’t come to an agreement on sharing your pet and a judge has to decide what (more...)