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How to Get Back On the Career Ladder after a Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  You may have decided to take a break from your career while you were married because your spouse’s salary was more than enough to support your family. And you probably never imagined that you two would ever split.However, after years of being a stay-at-home mom looking after the kids and mastering the art of being a “domestic goddess’, you might feel like you’ve lost your corporate mojo and don’t really know where to start getting back into the career saddle.Getting Back On the Career Ladder after a DivorceThe following guide was designed for divorced women like yourself who want...

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21 Tips to Help You Support And Understand Your Teen During Divorce

[ad_1]  It’s normal if a teenager doesn’t know what to think when their parents get a divorce. It can be very shocking. The thoughts and feelings going through their mind are usually confusing and scary, having very little idea of what might happen to them or their family. Some questions they might have are … “Do we have to move?” “Will I be able to go to college?” “Is this my fault?” “Will I see my father?” “What will my friends think of me?” “Why me?” In many instances, teens might feel like they can’t talk with their parents about how they feel. They might be embarrassed or...

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What Couples Get Wrong About Marriage · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Emily Cowen, a musical artist I enjoy sings, “Even though we just met, these feelings are so beautiful, you and me were meant to be together.” And that is where “love” songs get love wrong. You’ve just met, the feelings are beautiful so, goodness gracious, you must be meant to be together. Wrong! Long-lasting marriages and relationships aren’t based on beautiful feelings. They thrive because of compatibility and the unique differences both genders bring to the relationship and how well each can resolve a conflict. A bit about marital compatibility Let’s look at the role compatibility plays in lasting marriages. Initial compatibility, the butterflies...

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5 Ways Dads Can Bond With Their Children After Divorce

[ad_1]  When I was an eight-year-old boy, I looked to Hank, the father figure in my life, for all the things the other kids my age seemed to enjoy with their dads. Sadly, Hank wasn’t willing to be engaged in my life. He adored my mom, but my siblings and I were simply excess baggage. While my mother was affectionate and nurturing, Hank’s love for us was missing in action. As a youngster longing for a strong, caring father figure in my life, it would have gone a long way toward forging a close bond between Hank and my siblings and...

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Do These 3 Things For Your Child During Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Do me a favor. For the moment, put away negative feelings you have toward your ex and let’s concentrate on your children and putting them first. They need you now more than they’ve ever needed you before. So, pay attention! I received an email recently from a father concerned about the impact his wife’s desire for a divorce was having on his children. He said, “Children generally do not want their parents to divorce. In my case, I have watched my two kids ages 3 and 6 cry for hours over the loss of what they knew as their family. However,...

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5 Tips For Coping When Your Ex Lashes Out · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  You’re not a good role model. Stop putting yourself out there, no one cares about how great you are. Don’t ever pretend you try and put the girls first. That is never the case. Ever been on the receiving end of negativity by an ex-spouse? Charly received these texts last week. Yet, how he chose to respond is what makes him an incredible human being, father, husband, and role model. This response is what I will share today. Charly wasn’t always this way. These messages ten years ago took a heavy toll on his own emotional and physical well-being. While he ran a profitable...

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The Power of The Christmas Spirit: It’s About Coming Together

[ad_1]  For some, Christmas is a religious holiday, and everything is secondary to that. It commemorates the arrival of salvation. But, for others, Christmas lost its religious meaning long ago – but remains inspirational. What is it about this grand holiday that has such a deep and resonating message? Money, gifts, and commercialism aside, why has it endured? It’s the festive season…we’ve bought gifts, received gifts, exchanged gifts. We’ve organized large and festive family meals, visited friends and been merry. Let’s take a moment to see what this season is all about. The Power of The Christmas Spirit: Christmas has evolved…it has become...

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7 Things You Can Do For a Struggling Single Mom at Christmas · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  It’s Christmas and you’re busy. You’ve got gifts to buy, parties to attend, meals to plan and family coming in from out of town. Single moms are busy too. They are busy working low-paying jobs, making sure her children have a hot dinner on the table, helping with homework and worrying about how to afford and fit into her schedule all that comes along with giving her children a “Merry Christmas.” In the United States today, there are nearly 13.6 million single moms raising over 21 million children. That’s 21 million children who believe in Santa and deserve to experience the joy...

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How To Reduce Your Single Mom Holiday Shopping Stress · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  You’re a divorced mom, raising kids, working outside the home, keeping up with holiday school functions, and probably dealing with an ex who wants to change the holiday visitation schedule. That’s a recipe for taking all the holly jolly out of Christmas! Lines, crowds and stress — if that describes your holiday shopping experience, you’re doing it all wrong. The cost of gifts and decorations can add up quickly, but there are plenty of ways to reduce the dent in your wallet and hold onto your holiday spirit. Here are 8 money and time-saving tips to minimize your single mom holiday...

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Are You Waiting on a Fairy Tale?

[ad_1]  For generations, women have been raised to look for their own Prince Charming. We have been programmed to want the fairy tale lives that we grew up watching in Disney movies. I am no different. Somehow, even the middle-aged me, still wants the romantic fairy tale. I’m also waiting on the fairy tale. However, for the sake of argument, I want to point out that we never really hear the end of the story in fairy tales. In our minds, we equate finding the right man (our soul mate) to “Living Happily Ever After.” I am not saying that soul mates aren’t...

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