The end of a marriage is a bittersweet event, even if the decision was made amicably. Aside from the emotional toll that comes from separating your life from another’s, there’s usually some sort of financial hardship as well. Divorce means losing half your income — and sometimes, half your savings, too. While there’s no clear-cut…

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When you and the one you love make the decision to get married, the last thing you want to think about is how you’ll handle the divorce. You’ve heard all the scary statistics and certainly seen your fair share of divorced couples, both in real life and in the media, but right now all that…

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Medical kidnapping is a real issue that plagues families across the country. The police knock on your door and remove your child from your care because a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional reported you to Child Protective Services. Can the police actually take your child for failing to provide recommended medical care? The short…

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When you know something is wrong in your marriage that can’t be repaired and the time has come to deal with it head on, you realize all of those courtroom drama tv shows that depict a quick process have left a lot of the details out. Knowing what you’re embarking on is important to your…

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Facing a courtroom battle over who gets your children is a nerve-wracking experience on its own but when that possibility actually comes to fruition, it’s very common to go through a something akin to a mourning period. Judges don’t look forward to removing children from care under one parent’s roof and placing them elsewhere, especially…

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There are so many moving parts to consider when ending your marriage that it can be hard not to slip up and fall into behavior that can be self-sabotaging. Even accidentally causing harm to your children or your case can be accomplished with relative ease if you fail to avoid certain traps. Previously we provided…

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When you share kids but don’t live together, creating a parenting plan can be a difficult task, especially when those kids are young, or you have longer holiday vacations to divvy up. Because older children more easily understand what’s happening, even if they don’t enjoy the situation, you at least avoid trying to explain a…

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