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Divorce CAN be nobody’s fault – can’t it?

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The law affecting families in England and Wales is changing. Since legal aid was withdrawn in family law cases by legislation in 2012, resolving disputes amicably on divorce has never been more important. People are having to navigate a complex legal framework without legal support at the most emotionally fraught time of their lives.
But the law itself is failing divorcing couples by making compromise more difficult. It effectively encourages spouses to attribute blame even when no-one is at (more...)

Common Misconceptions in the Oklahoma Adoption Process

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You have probably seen a movie or heard a story from a friend that gave you false information about adoptions and the adoption process. However, without speaking to a family adoption attorney, you will not have an accurate view of the subject.

This is true information straight from an experienced family adoption attorney that seeks to empower your choice to adopt and reassure you about the process.
Adoptions are Always Closed
Previously, most adoptions were technically “closed.” (more...)

What’s the Emotional Value of Your Wedding Diamond?

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Photo by Wesley Tingey on UnsplashWhen purchasing a wedding diamond, jewelers use a particular method for determining the value of the stone. Cut, color, carat and clarity are known as the 4C’s and are useful in examining a diamond’s characteristics and worth.
If you’re in possession of a diamond engagement ring, you may view the stone differently than its physical properties alone. That piece of jewelry comes with a lot of memories. If (more...)

Heterosexual divorce in England and Wales is at lowest level since 1973

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Divorce decrease is consistent with decline in marriage over same period, says statistics officeThe number of heterosexual couples getting divorced in England and Wales is at its lowest since 1973.There were 101,669 divorces of opposite-sex couples in England and Wales in 2017, a decrease of 4.9% from 2016, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. There were 338 divorces of same-sex couples in 2017, a threefold increase from 2016. Almost three-quarters (74%) of these divorces (more...)

When You and Your Ex Should Get A Cell Phone for Your Teen

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Years of parenting has led to one inevitable event: the day your teenager asks for a cell phone. While this may not be a surprise, you and your ex must decide together whether getting your teen a phone protects their best interests. If one of you buys a phone without the other’s consent, it may create serious discord between you and your former partner.
There are a number of steps that you should take to decide with (more...)

A Nation Of Stepfamilies

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Statistics are Staggering: The majority of families have shifted from the original biologically bonded mother, father and child. We are now a nation in which the majority of families are divorced. Most go on to remarry or form living together relationships. We are a nation of step-relating families.These families take a multitude of forms:● Divorced with children; the children reside with one parent and visit the other. Most are dating or looking for new partners.● Remarried, (more...)

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...)

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...)

Issues To Consider In Contemplating Divorce While Pregnant

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It is needed tragic to go for a divorce irrespective of what the conditions have been in a marriage. It can be even more stressful when you find out that you are expecting a baby or your spouse is pregnant for a host of reasons.
However, if you have been party to a high-conflict or stressful marriage even when you found out for the first time that you are pregnant, it is quite natural to understand why the news (more...)

How to Understand a Business Valuation in Your Divorce

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Your wife is a very successful dermatologist. She owns a practice with 3 other doctors. Your family lived the life of their dreams until your wife cheated with your neighbor and told you she was leaving you.
You don’t earn nearly the income she does. Her career came first and yours always took a backseat.  You are counting on receiving money from her business to assist you financially until you can (more...)