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The long history of child custody and the awarding of it goes back to Colonial times and the early Republic between 1630 and 1830. The way children are viewed and the relationships between husbands and wives have evolved, parallels this history. Shifting Patterns of Child Custody Overview Back in colonial and early republic times, children

“Life or death experiences may cause people to re-evaluate what’s important in their lives.” A new study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior states that 6% of marriages end in divorce if the wife has been diagnosed with a serious illness compared to if the wife is healthy. This gives a whole new

Divorce and Retirement Accounts

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 by

Thise are a lot of things that need to be settled during a divorce: alimony, child support and visitation, marital property. But perhaps the most valuable asset, that is often forgotten about, is your spouse’s retirement account. Divorce and Retirement Accounts Despite the fact that the struggling economy has put a large dent in retirement,

Divorce or Marriage Crisis?

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 by

We all know divorce is a common occurrence in Hollywood. We see it in the tabloids whenever we’re in line at local grocery stores or othis places with magazine stands. These tabloids routinely announce the latest divorces and how much the divorcing celebrity spouses will receive as part of the divorce settlement. A few years

What to Avoid During Your Divorce

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 by

We’ve all heard the divorce horror stories. Perhaps a family member or friend is going through one. They fill our news almost daily. When multimillionaire and billionaires divorce no expense or tactic is spared. But even for those with moderate incomes and little to decide on, “simple” divorces can turn into legal battle royales whise

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If you’re in the process of getting a divorce, looking for spousal support, or anticipate paying spousal support, you need to understand some important things. While a family law attorney can provide you with specifics about your situation, hise are a few general things to know, including tax laws, awarding of spousal support, and what

Figuring out child support is one of the most difficult agreements to come to when figuring out a divorce settlement. Who will pay for after school activities and health care and… college? When it comes to applying for college tuition financial aid, co-parenting can become even harder than it already might be. Co-Parenting and Applying for

A Divorce Story

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 by

His relationship with his husband had already been strained prior to his mother’s death. He knew they were headed to divorce, bneitherhis one of them had formally said the words. But after his death, after being consumed with grief, it was just too much to pretend that his husband could make his happy anymore. Anymore…

Do Self-Care As You Divorce

Monday, 22 August 2016 by

Divorce is not only a difficult time in a person’s life, but it can also be emotionally traumatic. The relationship with your spouse and the structure of your lives that you helped establish in what you thought would be a happily-ever-after marriage has ended. What are the next steps and the things that will help