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The Brutal Pain Of Divorce And 7 Reasons You Should Never Give Up On Happiness

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I cannot describe how heartbreaking I feel when I read comments on Divorced Girl Smiling like this one, that unveil the brutal pain of divorce:
 
How do you shake the “never want to wake up” feeling? I’m so miserable. Every single day is pain and I just want to give up.
 
Before I offer my advice for those feeling the brutal pain of divorce and why you should never give up on being (more...)

Are You In An Abusive Relationship?

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Last night was the Super Bowl, so today seemed like an opportune time to publish this post, written by an anonymous author who was in an abusive relationship.
I know, I know… it’s a myth that Super Bowl Sunday spikes the highest incidence of domestic violence. But still, I have to believe that drinking and partying and football can lead to domestic violence and abuse in a relationship. Even more important, EVERY day, domestic violence is (more...)

Understanding The Stepfamily Cycle.

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Blended Families
The Stepfamily Cycle
I have been working with a lovely family who are finding it hard to adjust to the changes that blending two families together brings.
I always remind my clients that bringing together 2 separate families is a process and not an event, and it takes time and flexibility on everyone’s behalf to settle into new family relationships.
It’s about managing your expectations and keeping the lines of communication open.
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How to Evaluate Your Husband’s Business During a Divorce

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If your husband owns a business, you may have a right to a portion of that business’s value if you get divorced. The key question then becomes, how much is the business worth? This can be a very difficult question to answer. A business is more than just the value of its equipment and furniture. Its name, vendor lists, proprietary sales methods, and accounts payable all possess value that you are entitled to. That’s why (more...)

Three Ways Millennials Might Change Divorce Forever

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Here at WIFE, we write about divorce a lot. That’s because divorce is often the single most expensive life event a woman may experience. A divorce can change a woman’s financial trajectory dramatically, which often has negative consequences for her quality for life for years to come. With that in mind, we thought it would be worthwhile to look at the millennial generation as it begins hitting its prime marriage (and divorce) years.
How is (more...)

What Happens to Change in Child Support When the Custodial Parent Changes From One Parent to the Other in Oklahoma?

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In order to seek a change in child support in Oklahoma, the moving party must show that a significant change in circumstances necessitates a change in support, for example, when primary custody changes from one parent to the other.
Change in child support takes into consideration parenting time when determining amount of support. We discuss below the child custody determination procedure to give you a better idea as to why having a child support attorney helping you is your (more...)

Financial Fraud in Divorce: How You Can Protect Your Interests

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If you believe that your soon-to-be ex-spouse will be honest about the disclosure and division of assets and income, think again! According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, nearly one-third of U.S. couples filing for divorce engage in financial infidelity.
Financial fraud in divorce is quite common in the U.S.  One spouse may hide or misrepresent assets or steal the identity of their ex-partner to tweak the divorce settlement in his/her favor. Moreover, the (more...)

Divorcing From an Abusive Spouse When you Have a Child Together

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Divorce doesn’t happen overnight. This
fact will undoubtedly make some grumble, but for those living with abusive
spouses it can cause terror and panic. Domestic violence has devastating
effects not only on the victim spouse but also on any child involved in such a
marriage. These children will experience their own share of devastation even
when they are not the target of the violence. As a result, there are some steps
that must be taken to protect (more...)

Gay and Transgender Divorce: A Guide for LGBT Couples in NC

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The right to same-sex marriage – and divorce

In
2014, same-sex couples in North Carolina won the right to marry in the case of General Synod of the United Church of Christ
v. Cooper. The landmark decision in Obergefell
just one year later solidified the right of same-sex couples and transgender
individuals to get married in all 50 states. While the marriage equality
movement emphasized the historic victory that was same-sex marriage, the
reality is that same-sex couples face (more...)

If I am Off Work Due to a Workers’ Compensation Claim, Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support?

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If you were injured at your place of employment and suddenly found out you were not going to be able to work for a while, chances are the first concern you have is finances, primarily your child support payments. Your income will be negatively impacted and your financial obligations will become more stressful. 
There are several ways to deal with child support when a reduction in income and sustaining an injury occurs. Handling this type of situation does (more...)