Monthly Archives: August 2017

Tips for Feeling Safe in Your Home After a Separation

Years of living with another adult can make the transition from one half a couple to single adulthood difficult. Most focus on adjusting to having a single income household and raising children without daily assistance, forgetting that the simple act of being in a house alone is sometimes daunting. Taking steps to make your house […]

When is an Adversarial Divorce a Good Choice?

Divorce processes have evolved over the past few decades, reducing the social stigma and litigation that was once common. However, the type of dramatic and time consuming divorce that is viewed as stereotypical by its portrayal in the media is not unheard of. When a contested divorce progresses to the point at which the couple […]

Factors That Increase the Likelihood of Divorce

Today the chances of getting divorce are high, with approximately 50% of all marriages in the United States ending in divorce. Though the rates of divorce appear to be on the decline, the high percentage remains a cause for concern. Researchers have worked to find ways to predict the likelihood of divorce by tracking statistics […]

Recognizing and Preventing Parental Kidnapping

Each day approximately 2,100 children are reported missing throughout the United States. The majority of these children (82%) are abducted by a family member. Although there are laws against parental kidnapping, some custodial parents have experienced difficulty getting the assistance needed to find their abducted children. Officials often hesitate to issue Amber alerts or initiate […]

What Should I do if My Ex Will Not Let Me Visit Our Child?

Interference with visitation occurs when a child who is 17 years of age or younger is prevented from having a lawful visitation with his or her noncustodial parent. Though the action is illegal, it is not uncommon for a former spouse to attempt to keep a noncustodial parent from visiting the mutual children. Often this […]

The Argument for Alimony Reform

Alimony, also referred to as maintenance payments, is a form of spousal support that is awarded to one spouse after the dissolution of a marriage. Over the past few years, the debate regarding alimony reform has taken place on a national level as state governments attempt to modernize existing laws without causing harm to those […]

Post-Divorce Financial Recovery Goals

Financial loss is common during and immediately following a divorce. Men in particular have a difficult time recovering financially from a prolonged divorce. Though many studies have focused on how long women stay in poverty after divorce, research has shown that men take longer to rebound after a divorce. After having every aspect of your […]

Can I Challenge My Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are legal documents that outline what each spouse is entitled to if a marriage dissolves. Once considered to be antiquated, the prenuptial agreement has slowly grown in popularity as the average age of people marrying for the first time increases. Men and women who get married after establishing careers, purchasing property, or launching […]

Child Custody Requests That Backfire

Parents who decide to separate or divorce are often worried about the effect their choice will have on their mutual children. A parent who is committed to preserving the mental and physical health of his or her children will want to spend as much time as possible with those children following the divorce. Unfortunately, there […]

Why Your Family Judge Needs to Know About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has become something that more adults are comfortable discussing. ¬†Unfortunately, even understanding that the public opinion on domestic violence has changed, many adults experiencing domestic violence are afraid to talk about their experiences. Embarrassment, shame, and fear can prevent a person from disclosing abuse even when he or she is going through a […]

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