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3 Marital Red Flags That Resurface During Divorce

[ad_1] On top of the larger sacrifices that marriage entails, there are many smaller ones that you have to make as well. You have decided to set aside the little things that may bug you, in favor of the love that you may share with that person. As the relationship goes on, those feelings may lessen, due to the passage of time and the changes in the interactions you may have with your spouse. This can lead to a disconnect in the way you communicate and relate to one another, setting yourselves up for possible repercussions to your relationship. After the relationship...

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Divorce and the Design of Your Life: Moving Past Childhood Idealism

[ad_1] When you were younger and pictured your life, you may have had a specific idea in your head of how you wanted it to look. You may have wanted to be working at a specific job, driving a specific car, or living in a specific city. For others, your picture included the perfect relationship. You pictured the perfect marriage with the perfect children, and you lived happily ever after in your head. Unfortunately, the perfect image of what you want your life to be is rarely what it ends up being. You have to make sacrifices, and plans change. The unpredictability...

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Getting a New Spouse Involved as a Stepparent

[ad_1] When you get married, your world becomes your spouse’s world, and their world becomes your world. The ins and outs of your previous lives are exposed for one another, and you, as a newly married spouse, are asked to embrace these changes and the previous aspects of your new partner’s life. For many adults who have gone through a previous divorce and have since remarried, that includes children. Your new spouse is asked to embrace them as their own and be the loving stepparent that the children need during this time of change and transition. Changes in your new spouse’s life For...

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The Surprising Truth About Male Victims Of Domestic Violence

[ad_1]By Andrew L. YarrowDomestic violence — and allegations of violence — can be one of the most toxic issues in contested divorces. Too often, rightly or wrongly, they are likely to result in fathers getting shut out of their children’s lives and men having to make larger child support and alimony payments.The standard scenario — from courtrooms to movies — is that the husband has been physically and verbally abusive, scaring and hurting his wife, often in front of their children. He’s the goon, and his wife deserves to be rid of him.Certainly, many women do tragically end up victims of domestic violence,...

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How Long Does Divorce Take If Both Parties Agree on Everything?

[ad_1] Question: How long does divorce take if both parties agree on everything?Answer: Pennsylvania attorney Cassandra A. Colombo I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state, but I can provide you with general tips in divorce. If you and the other parent of your child(ren) agree on a custody schedule- if your state is similar to the state that I am licensed in, Pennsylvania – it can be as quick as having an attorney draft a Custody Agreement for you and it will be put in place once approved by the...

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8 Tips For Single Moms · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Child discipline in an intact family is a responsibility shared between Mom and Dad. Once there is a divorce the custodial parent will have to take on the majority of this responsibility. Non-custodial parents should remain as actively involved in child discipline as possible but it only makes sense that the parent spending more time with the child will end up doing most of the work where discipline is concerned.It is a dirty job but someone has to do it! It is especially important that children who are struggling to cope with the changes in their family be given...

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Don’t Waste Energy on Your Former Marriage

[ad_1] It can creep into your mind. Something can trigger the thought, and suddenly, a rush of feelings from the divorce experience surface, causing you to relive the emotional rollercoaster. You are forced to relive the stress of having to spend the money necessary to have proper legal representation, and you are forced to relive the pain of letting go of the person that you vowed to spend your life with. This complicated assortment of emotions can cause your mind to wander. You can find yourself questioning many of the decisions you and your ex-spouse made and wondering if you did...

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What is Gained by Filing a Fault Divorce?

[ad_1] Question: Do I stand to gain anything from a fault-based divorce as opposed to a no-fault divorce?Pennsylvania divorce attorney WIlliam Phelan Answer: While I am not licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice. Where I do practice in Pennsylvania, in order for the Court to take up a divorce case and hear the related issues, it needs to have proper grounds to do so. Pennsylvania is one of the few states remaining that will allow grounds due to the fault of one...

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8 Smart Family Lawyer Tips to Make Your Divorce Easier · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  When I started as a family lawyer over 13 years ago, I was as new to the divorce process as anyone else. Having now been involved with hundreds of cases, some more difficult than others, I’ve learned some sage advice to give my clients. Divorce is by no means an easy thing to go through, but there are some things that you can do to make the process a little bit simpler and easier for you.Here Are 8 Smart Lawyer Tips to Make Your Divorce Easier:Observe Proper TimingDivorce is as important as a couple’s decision as getting married is....

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3 Tips To Survive (And Thrive) After Divorce

[ad_1] Surviving divorce is no easy task no matter how tough you are. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, divorce is the second-most stressful life event behind only the death of a spouse or child. Divorce recovery is a process that takes a lot of time and meticulous self-care. It is a process that oftentimes takes guys longer to bounce back from than women. There are numerous factors that make moving on after divorce so difficult. When you get married and start a family, you think you have your future figured out, but divorce flips your plans upside down, forcing...

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