Blended Families

What to Consider When Marrying Someone With Children

If you are debating marrying someone who has children from another relationship, there are a number of important points to think about. 

Some of these factors include your relationship with the children, how the marriage would impact child support, whether you plan on adopting the children, and whether any changes to estate plans are required. 

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Tips for Blending a Family

Marriage is full of challenges. In the case of blended families, these challenges can be amplified. Blended families must contend with a number of unique challenges including integrating stepchildren into single homes, forging relationships with former spouses, and more. 

By following the tips below, however, you can greatly increase your chances of not just staying together […]

Strategies for Successfully Blending Families

According to the Pew Research Center, 16% of children currently reside in what the Census Bureau has labeled “blended families,” such as those that include stepparents, stepsiblings, or half-siblings. While it is becoming more common, blending families can often be a rough transition. Failure to take into consideration one of a number of factors during […]

Advice on Combining Finances in Blended Families

Statistics reveal that more than 50% of families in the United States are either remarried or re-coupled. Deciding to blend a family, however, is not without its challenge. One of the most common types of challenges faced by blended families involves finances. This situation can be made even more complex when two families are blended. […]