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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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4 Inexpensive East Coast Destinations to Travel to With Your Family

[ad_1] It’s amazing how things change when you have kids. Before kids, weekend getaways and trips were fairly easy. When we needed to take a break, I remember we could look at the calendar and twenty minutes later, have a few dates to run by work for time off.  Even the destinations would already be top of mind and after looking for deals on travel sites and asking around, we’d settle with whatever had the best price. Pretty easy. Fast forward a few years and now we’re parents of an eight-year-old and a four-year-old.   Those first few years with our little ones...

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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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When It’s Right to Do “Nothing” for Your Portfolio

[ad_1] One of the biggest tests for investors — and, for savvy investors, one of the biggest opportunities — is how they behave when the market gets rocky. There are essentially two things every investor can do when the market suffers a downturn. These might sound oversimplified, but it is important to distill these options as far as possible:They can do something. They can do nothing.As the SVP of Investments at Fundrise, I interact with people building strategies around their financial futures every day, and the happiest investors generally (in terms of panic, stress, and overall returns) are the ones in the latter group:...

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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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Judicial Estoppel: Medical Malpractice Claim Survives Omission From Bankruptcy Schedule A/B

[ad_1] A chapter 7 trustee was allowed to pursue a medical malpractice claim that the debtor had failed to list in her papers, even where the trustee and the debtor had agreed to split the lawsuit proceeds. In this New Hampshire case, Alward v. Johnston, 2017-0080 (N.H. Dec. 21, 2018), the state’s supreme court disagreed with other courts that the debtor’s conduct in omitting the asset should be imputed to the bankruptcy trustee. The chapter 7 debtor had consulted with two different law firms before filing bankruptcy. Each firm declined to help her pursue a malpractice case based on failed back...

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#BlackWomensEqualPayDay How To Understand And Improve Black Women’s Pay

[ad_1] Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is deliberately separate from the Spring Equal Pay Day. It is held at this time of year as it marks the amount of additional time it takes for a black woman to earn the same amount of income a man earned the previous year. Though we see Black and African-American women succeeding in entrepreneurship endeavors, job security and homeownership, a large number of people are unaware of the pay gap that exists. Lean In, an organization committed to creating equality for women worldwide, conducted research in partnership with the National Urban League. It was discovered...

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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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Can I File Chapter 13 if I am Self Employed?

[ad_1] Can you file a Chapter 13 debt consolidation case if you are self employed? Yes, you can but expect the process to be more difficult, burdensome and expensive than it would be if you are a salaried employee. Chapter 13 works best when your income and expenses are steady and consistent. When you file Chapter 13 you will be proposing a repayment plan to the bankruptcy judge. Your plan modifies the rights of your creditors and it must meet all the requirements of the bankruptcy code. When you file your case, a Chapter 13 trustee will be assigned to verify the...

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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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