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🎁Celebrating Every Type of Family Everywhere🎁

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This year, you may find yourself redefining Holiday traditions or celebrating together with new or blended family roles.  

Family is whatever we create and define for ourselves – it’s loving and being loved – and being there for each other when it matters most.  Whatever your family situation, we wish you moments worth remembering.

This month we invite you and your family to enjoy our most read articles of 2019 and some classics (more...)

Holiday Shopping Tips For A Divorced Parent

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Divorce is a stressful and life-changing event that can be tough on families all year round. But as the holiday season approaches, this can bring even more tension among children and parents. Kids might be splitting time between parents, stress-levels can be higher than usual, and parents may be struggling financially.

This becomes even more apparent when it comes time for holiday shopping. The financial toll of divorce—whether it’s paying for lawyers, declaring bankruptcy, or (more...)

The Importance of Taking 5-Minutes For Yourself During Divorce

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When you get married, you are combining your entire existence with someone you love, with the hope of spending the rest of your life with them. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.

When it comes to a divorce, the smallest things can become overwhelming, but during this tolling time it’s important to remember to take time for yourself.

Focusing some time on yourself is the first step to feeling better about the situation. As we (more...)

Why Is Getting a Divorce in New York So Expensive?

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{4 minutes to read}  I am often asked by my divorce mediation clients why it costs so much to get an uncontested divorce. My answer is that the system for obtaining a divorce in New York is very, and some might say needlessly, complicated. For example, there still must be a Plaintiff (the person bringing [...]

How to Reach an Agreement in a Successful Mediation

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If you are in the midst of a divorce right now you may be considering mediation. Mediation is a common form of dispute resolution available as an alternative to the traditional court procedure. Think of mediation as an amicable negotiation with your spouse through the support of a third party referee. Mediation is quicker, cheaper, and more private than the regular divorce track, however it may not be for every couple. We have previously discussed the pros and cons (more...)

Are single-parent families whole?

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There is a better-than-average chance that your family doesn't look like the Cleavers.  Traditional family vs. non-traditional family Today, two-parent, monogamous, heterosexual traditional families (by definition) are the weirdos. Statistically, they are a 49 percent minority — a figure poised to plummet in our lifetimes. After all, 57 percent of Millennial moms are unmarried (according…

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Filing For Divorce Without a Lawyer

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Many people go to family court without a lawyer.
A person who moves through his or her court case without an attorney is called a pro se filer. He or she is a self-represented litigant (SRL)
The number of self-represented litigants (“SRLs”) is often the highest in family cases—divorce or separation and custody issues – where the parties can negotiate the terms and conditions of the breakup without acrimony.
Pro se divorce filing works best (more...)

Alimony: Here’s What You Can Expect

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California and some other states offer legal separation and dissolution of marriage. For either, one person must file a petition in the court. If you have children and/or you need spousal support, you may apply to the court for temporary support only if you filed for divorce, legal separation, annulment of your marriage or if you have a protective order against your spouse. During the divorce trial, the court may revisit the temporary support orders. At (more...)

What You Need To Know About The Divorced Spouse Social Security Benefit

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A big part of divorce is figuring out the impact ending your
marriage will have on your finances. The obvious concerns are what it means for
your present lifestyle, but you can’t ignore the consequences on retirement. That
means understanding the Divorced Spouse Social Security benefit. There are lots
of rules and caveats for this benefit and it’s hard to remember them all …

Joining me for this Conversation is Leah Hadley from Great Lakes (more...)

Why You Can’t Win A Divorce

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And what to expect along the way

Going through a divorce is stressful for everyone involved, including spouses and their children. Pop culture has ingrained the idea that one “wins” divorce, but it is so much more complicated than that.

Dealing with the legal process and financial obligations can be overwhelming, let alone the parenting aspect. Then there is the healing process and moving forward either living single or dating. All of this amounts to enormous stress, (more...)