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What to Know About Child Support and Holiday Gifts

The temperatures are starting to drop and holiday cheer is starting to fill the air. As many people complete their Christmas shopping, some might be wondering, “can holiday gifts be counted towards child support?” Child support can be a complicated issue and it is normal for questions to be present. For those wondering if their Christmas shopping can be taken out of their child support, there are a few important points to keep in mind. The General Rule of Child…

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Understanding the Stages of Divorce

The stages of divorce include several legal, emotional, and spiritual aspects before it’s truly complete. Although a difficult process that no one would choose if they could avoid it, divorce can also be extremely edifying and allow you to move on with your life and make better choices in the future. Mental or Cognitive Separation One of the first stages of the divorce process is mental or cognitive separation. This primarily happens in the mind of one or both parties…

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Divorce Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid

Although 40-50% of the married couples in the U.S. end up divorcing, only 5% of divorce cases end up in a trial. The divorcing couple is often faced with psychological, financial, and legal challenges which can cloud their better judgment. In this post, we discuss a few mistakes you need to avoid during your divorce negotiations. Not having a divorce settlement checklist Most divorcing couples think that merely because they will not be going to court, they do not need…

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How to Co-Parent Effectively After a Divorce

Are you in the beginning stages of divorce and have questions and concerns about how to best help your children transition to a new family structure? If so, you’ll be glad to know that things have changed significantly since the days when judges routinely awarded custody to one parent while the other made do with cookie-cutter visitation rights that entailed every other weekend, every Wednesday night, and six weeks during summer break from school. Today’s courts are far more likely…

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Avoiding Fear-Based Decision Making When Co-Parents Use Threats During Divorce

When it comes to ending a marriage, uncertainty, fear, and stress are normal parts of the divorce landscape. No matter the terms you and your spouse are ending on, it’s not uncommon to experience a wide range of conflicting emotions that can be unsettling and even debilitating. However, in some instances, your spouse or co-parent can purposely feed those negatives emotions with threats in an effort to manipulate you and coerce you to make poor, fear-based decisions. The problem with…

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