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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Divorce is almost never easy, no matter how much we wish it were. It can be even trickier when the separation is less-than-amicable, especially when your children are involved. Now you have divorce AND custody to worry about, never mind all the emotional work of parenting through this difficult time. What if your soon-to-be ex…

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After that final divorce decree is signed and filed, both parties have the closure they need to move on with their lives. Some people want to start dating right away, some don’t want to date at all, and some aren’t sure when the time is right. All of these are valid choices, but if you…

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We know divorce stinks. It’s not a happy process, and on top of that, it’s complicated. It affects just about every aspect of our lives, from our relationships with our kids to our finances. And, if you serve in the United States military, the process gets even more difficult. Military divorces go by different rules,…

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Things aren’t easy these days. And when you put your original divorce agreement in place, you probably had steady employment. Things were better, and you felt relatively comfortable providing your co-parent with the money your kids need to live and thrive. Then, a few years later, you lose your job – cutbacks, layoffs, it’s happening…

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