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  • Coping with divorce during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Going through a divorce can be very difficult. It can throw your world upside down and make it hard for you emotionally and physically. As if getting divorced isn’t stressful enough, trying to do so during the Covid-19 pandemic may be overwhelming. Things seem stuck, and it is impossible to move forward. The new reality, […]

  • How Do I Know If I’m Getting Enough Child Support?

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    Each state has its own formula for calculating child support in divorce cases. Judges use those formulas to determine the appropriate amount of child support that should be assigned in each case. These formulas can be complicated, but there are plenty of resources available that can give you a rough idea. Factors in Calculating Child […]

  • Creating a Parenting Plan through Mediation

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    Congratulations! You’ve already decided to go through the process of mediation, so soon you will realize a number of key benefits of using this process instead of dragging your family through a years’ long court battle. This sensible decision allows you and the other parent to come to an agreement about how you will raise […]

  • What Is Collaborative Divorce and Why Should I Use It?

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    When people think of divorce, they imagine two bitter spouses embroiled in a court battle. They imagine lawyers pounding their fists on the table and children crying by being caught in the middle. While many divorcing couples are bitter and have contentious divorces, it doesn’t have to be this way. Collaborative divorce recognizes that two […]

  • Where Do I Start If I’m Thinking About Divorce?

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    There is a lot to consider when you think about pursuing a divorce. Chief among these is determining if you truly want a divorce. It’s normal to have conflicted feelings, and in the end, you may be ready or feel that you want to try to save the marriage. Regardless of the outcome, right now […]

  • Common Pitfalls to Avoid During a Divorce

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    Divorce is a very stressful and emotional experience. Living in this state of distress can lead to making mistakes. It may be easier to just go along or ignore an issue, but doing so may create bigger problems down the road. It’s okay to want to “go along to get along,” but that doesn’t mean […]

  • A Guide to Co-Parenting Communication

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    With a divorce rate that hovers around 50% and half of the pregnancies in the United States being unplanned, many parents have to learn how to actively parent with someone else with whom they are no longer involved in a romantic relationship. A good co-parenting relationship can make your children feel more secure, ensure that […]

  • How Do I Get More Child Support from My Spouse?

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    Many divorced parents are faced with this common situation: they divorced several years ago and agreed to monthly child support payments. However, their situation has now changed. Perhaps they were laid off from a good-paying job or there was a reorganization at their company, and now they’re making less money. Regardless of the situation, you […]

  • Will Divorce Affect My Credit?

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    Going through a divorce can be one of the most traumatic and emotional processes you can experience in life. Not only does a divorce result in feelings of regret, loss and failure that both the spouses undergo, there can be financial problems as well. So, you ask, “will divorce affect my credit,” and the answer […]

  • How Much Does a Simple Divorce Cost?

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    While the entire process of going through a divorce is emotionally harrowing, it can be financially draining too and spending a lot of money on getting a divorce is probably something that you would like to avoid. Divorce can get expensive and is known to cause bankruptcy, can ruin lives and the future of your […]