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Financial Abuse is Domestic Abuse

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Many of us instinctively think of domestic abuse as being physical. Society and the mental health field are increasingly recognizing emotional abuse as another form of control. Another form of domestic abuse, that can be quite damaging although it is less recognized, is financial abuse.
Domestic abuse, physical, emotional and financial, is about power and control. When an intimate partner exercises control over your access to money and the way you spend your money, you may feel powerless and (more...)

How To Use Technology To Solve The Most Common Single Parenting Problems

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Juggling parenting and working can be challenging – doing that when your children are in two homes is even more challenging. Thankfully, this is one area where technology can solve the most common single parenting problems.
It’s common for one parent to take on most of the responsibility for coordinating their child’s schedule, activities, transportation logistics, play-dates, doctors’ appointments and so on. It’s easy for something to fall through the cracks.  (more...)

A Guide To Starting A College Fund For Your Child Even Without The Help of Your Ex

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Nearly one-third of all households in New Jersey are headed by a single parent. Some receive support from their former partner, but a substantial number of single parents live on their own income. Frequently, a non-custodial parent is unable to contribute alimony or child support for a number of reasons.
This puts a lot of pressure on the custodial single-parent to provide for their children financially and give the children what they need. Money for college is no exception.
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What Halloween Candy Reveals About Your Divorce

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Tis the season – no, not Christmas yet – of Halloween candy. Whether you buy it at the store and eat it all before the trick-or-treating or your children bring loads of it home on October 31, there will be candy and it will be tempting.
You may have memories of your own trick-or-treating fun as you watch your children choose which candy is their favorite, which gets thrown or traded away, and which ones they absolutely must share (more...)

Is An Uncontested Divorce Possible For You?

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The Basics of Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce is one where all of the issues are settled without litigation by attorneys. It requires a couple to agree on all the important points, such as alimony, child custody, and how to divide their property. This is typically the best-case scenario because the divorce will be over quicker, and legal fees will be lower with less for lawyers to do in court.
A contested divorce is the opposite. Strong disagreements between (more...)

6 Financial Moves to Make Now for a Amicable Divorce

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Financial management in marriage separation is not for the faint-hearted. In fact, going into a divorce can feel similar to heading into war: you must expect the unexpected. You put up your defenses and feel like you are headed for a huge battle with your spouse. Not to mention, you feel like you’re going to get hurt or scarred in some way. But it doesn't have to be that way.


Divorce Stories That Will Scare You To Death!

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Divorce is scary for everyone, but yours doesn’t have to be a nightmare!
Join us THIS FRIDAY, October 19, 2018 at the DivorceTown® Help & Hope Seminar / Protect Yourself! to find out more!
Our featured articles this month include a sampling of some of the most haunting, but true, divorce tales we could find.  This doesn’t have to be you!  You have all the resources you need right here at your fingertips, (more...)

“I’m a single mom of a special needs child”

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 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play While the numbers are not confirmed, experts agree that divorce rates among parents with special needs children is far higher than the general population. And since single moms of special needs kids have challenges and joys that other moms  — single or otherwise…
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6 reasons why women need life insurance more than men

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Women need life insurance more than men do, yet we are less likely to be covered. According to the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association, 56% of women and 62% of men had life insurance coverage in 2016 — down from 57% and 61%, respectively, 6 years prior. Why is that? According to LIMRA, above, women…

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Do You Need to Mark an Ending? Saying A ‘Good Goodbye’ & Creating a Personal Ritual Helps You Move Forward

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We all go through endings. Sometimes we say goodbye to friends, family, lovers, partners, jobs and to those who have died. But do you understand how to handle goodbyes with grace, compassion, and kindness?

Have you ever pondered that marking an ending with a simple ritual helps you to move forward, or move on, or be open to the new opportunities that endings create?

An ending is really a new beginning.

Some endings are painful, some are forced (more...)