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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...)

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...)

Bitcoin and Divorce: Are Cryptocurrencies Subject to Division?

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How Cryptocurrencies affect Divorce settlements in North Carolina
Since the advent of Bitcoin and subsequently a host of other cryptocurrencies with their astronomical values, there have been a few misconceptions about them. Some of these misconceptions dwell on the legality of cryptocurrencies and whether they are recognized by courts during divorce settlements.
This article aims to explore the legal status of BitCoin and other blockchain based cryptocurrencies in North Carolina and the impact they have during divorce settlements. If (more...)

Chris Pratt Opens Up: ‘Divorce Sucks’

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It has been months since Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation after eight years of marriage.
The actor has since been relatively quiet about his affairs.  Rarely speaking of Anna or her new man, cinematographer Michael Barrett, he has definitely been keeping to himself.  That is, up until a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly in which Pratt was promoting his new film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  The actor was asked about (more...)

Many Women Leave Financial Decisions To Husbands, Leaving Them Vulnerable

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A new trend is emerging in the world of divorce and is negatively impacting the lives of female divorcees everywhere.
A report that was released by UBS Global Wealth Management shows that a majority (56%) of married women leave their major long-term financial planning to their spouse.  This leaves women at an extreme disadvantage in the case of a separation or death.  Considering that we have seen a doubling in divorces among middle-aged persons since the 90s, (more...)

Epstein Credits and How They Can Affect Your Divorce

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Epstein credits come up often in California divorce proceedings and as such it pays to know a bit about it. Spouses often learn about these from their lawyers and it is often a contested issue.
Epstein Credit
The term Epstein credit originated from the Marriage of Epstein case. This 1979 case is a published California case. The Epstein credits initially partially became a part of the California Family Code, section 2626. The code states, “The court has jurisdiction (more...)

Is It Wise To Date Someone Else During Your Divorce?

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Have you met someone and wanted to date him or her while you are still getting divorced? If your divorce proceeding is still going on, be cautious about dating. You may feel that it is time for you to enter into a new relationship after proceeding with a divorce or a separation. But it is a sensible decision to be out of the dating scene until the time your divorce comes through for a host of emotional, legal and (more...)

Can Separation Save Your Marriage In The Long Run?

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When there can be boredom and complacency in a marriage, they may lead to emotions like lack of appreciation and resentment among some couples. If a couple is married for many years, they usually understand each other better. However, being married for long does not necessarily guarantee that it is bound to be a fulfilled marriage. A marriage may survive or get destroyed after a separation based on some of the factors mentioned below:
Duration of separation
Reasons for (more...)

Celebrities Splitting Up Shows You Really Can’t Tell What a Relationship Is Like From the Outside

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Celebrity Moms & DadsWhen Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announced their split, shock felt unavoidable. A licensed therapist shares how to handle a breakup and share the news, especially when kids are involved.
[embed:render:node:164472:left:story_featured_image]Most of us are pretty good at identifying when there is trouble in paradise. We think we know the tell-tale signs and often times when friends or celebrities split, it doesn't take much for us (more...)

Divorced Parents’ 10 Biggest Parenting Mistakes To Avoid!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCSome parents think once they are divorced and most of the decisions have been made, the worst is behind them. Unfortunately, parenting after divorce is a week by week experience. Your success depends on the decisions you make, your attitude toward your situation and your compassion for your innocent children.You may have heard it all before, but smart parents quiz themselves regularly to see if they are not falling into some of the traps of (more...)