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How to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer

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Your marriage isn’t working out. You need a divorce lawyer. What you really want is the best family law attorney you can find.
Unfortunately, what you really want to do right now is close the blinds and pull the covers over your head for a while! You have your children and job to worry about. How can you even begin to think about finding a divorce attorney to help you through the process? The task seems (more...)

T.I. Harris and Tiny’s Divorce: $50 Million Up For Grabs

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T.I. Harris’ wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris has filed for divorce again, dashing hopes of a reconciliation. So how much is up for grabs?
Tiny first filed for divorce from the rapper a day after Christmas on December 26 after six years of marriage. The divorce seemed to be on hold with talks of a possible reconciliation. However, Thursday Tiny filed again, and T.I. filed his response which means it’s actually happening.
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Top 5 Reasons for Couples Getting Divorced

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Marriage is not an easy relationship. There are several cases when couples started their married life with the best intentions but ended up getting divorced. There could be various reasons for which couples get divorced. Here are some of the most common reasons for couples ending up being in divorce court.
Extra-marital affairs or adultery
According to a report published by AARP, even today, adultery plays a big role in people filing for divorce. But, reports also claim that (more...)

Book Review: Collateral Damage: Guiding And Protecting Your Children

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The vast majority of divorcing parents I meet are concerned about the impact ending their relationship will have on their children. They love their children, they do still want a family for their children and they don’t want the lives of their children to be more difficult.
The challenge always comes in the details of how to accomplish all that. These hurdles are compounded by a common mistake we, as adults often make: assuming that our child (more...)

Applying Same Sex Ruling to a 40-Year Old Relationship

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A judge in South Carolina has ruled that a same sex couple were married at common law for almost 30 years. Everyone remembers when the US Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, Case No. 14–556 (U.S. Sup. Ct. June 26, 2015), in which SCOTUS accorded to same sex relationships the same … Continue reading "Applying Same Sex Ruling to a 40-Year Old Relationship"

Mel B Takes Restraining Order Out On Stephen Belafonte

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Mel B’s divorce drama just took a sordid turn.
On Monday, former Spice Girl Melanie “Mel B” Brown filed a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte, 41, after claiming domestic abuse during their 10-year marriage. TMZ broke the news of the restraining order.
After filing the court order, authorities told Belafonte to leave the family home in Los Angeles and to keep his distance from their 5-year-old daughter and her (more...)

5 Ways To Avoid A Divorce As Told By A Divorce Attorney

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Divorce proceedings can be very difficult and lengthy. It is advised to look for ways to save your marriage rather than go for a divorce. Take it from a divorce attorney and divorce mediator like me.  Here are 5 tips that you can follow to avoid a divorce:
Don’t focus too much on property and assets
A recent study showed that couples who don’t rely on property and assets too much have a better (more...)

Co-Parenting: Making Joint Custody Work

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Co-parenting amicably gives children stability and close relationships with both parents—but it’s rarely easy. Despite the many challenges, though, it is possible to develop a working relationship with a former spouse for the sake of the children.
Joint custody – where both parents enjoy both physical and legal custody — can be exhausting and infuriating, especially after an acrimonious split that so often poisons the well of memories.
Former spouses can start by thinking of (more...)

How To Have A Good Divorce

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The phrase “a good divorce” sounds like an oxymoron. It doesn’t seem possible. The word “divorce” comes laden with negativity, fear and judgement.
When we see divorce in the media and the movies it’s overwhelmingly about conflict. Amicable or civil divorces aren’t considered news unless there’s a weirdness factor associated with them such as Gywneth Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling.”
Our own beliefs and expectations (more...)

What Happens When Marriages Suddenly End?

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Most of us know someone whose spouse one day, out of nowhere said, “That’s it. I’m out of here,” and boom, the marriage was over. It’s hard to accept that it really was without warning. We have a natural tendency to think that surely there must have been some red flags. How could two people married to each other have such a vastly different view of the same marriage? So what&(more...)