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How Can A Dad Ensure His Children Are Protected?

[ad_1] Question: I share joint custody of my two children with my ex-wife, who is the custodial parent. She is dating a guy who has previously been convicted of child abuse. I really do not want my children spending time around him as I believe it is not safe for them. Everybody I have talked to says I can’t do anything unless something happens to the kids. Is that true? As a joint parent, is there any way for me to be proactive to protect my children? Answer:  Please be advised that I am barred in Missouri and will answer your question based on...

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Want to Survive Your Divorce? Try These 5 Things · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]The truth is things will probably get worse before they get better. That’s how divorce goes.   Each week, I get emails from readers going through a divorce. As I read their words, I can feel their pain. Regardless of who initiates it, divorce is painful. If children are involved, it can be exponentially more painful. Your mind and body are going through the withdrawal of the happy chemicals produced when you’re in love. While you’re fighting the urge to punch the wall, your mind is playing tricks on you, wanting those happy hormones to start production again! You may feel like engaging...

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College Grads: Stepping-Stones to Starting Your Own Business

[ad_1] If you’re a recent college grad, you may aspire to turn your dream business into a reality. In fact, a survey conducted by the University of Phoenix reveals that 63 percent of people in their 20s were either entrepreneurs—or would like to be one someday. While that may come as no surprise, getting a venture up and running isn’t easy. As you know, it requires a ton of work, grit and resources. But no need to feel intimidated or overwhelmed. There are ways you can gradually build your own business that don’t necessarily require a lot of funds and time.   For...

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Do You Keep a “To Do List?” If You’re Rebuilding After Divorce You Should! · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]When rebuilding after divorce focus on what’s important for you and your family and what will give you space and time to heal.   One of the ways in which I organize my life is to make to-do lists and when I was rebuilding after divorce, I knew I needed a list that would help me to stay focused and on task. When you’ve been hurt and feel disoriented, it’s often difficult to keep track of what needs to get done, especially when you have children, a household and a business to manage. I remember sitting down one evening, pen and paper...

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Navigating a Lack of Regret in the Divorce Experience

[ad_1] For many, leaving your marriage is the light at the end of the long tunnel. It has been so long since you last felt the freedom of not having to deal with the toxicity of an unhappy and dysfunctional relationship. You feel like you can finally breathe again. As the discord in your relationship got worse and worse, you may have felt more and more trapped by the ring that was on your hand. What may have started as a disagreement here and there has spiraled into an unrecognizable and unsustainable dynamic that has broken your spirit and made you...

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Why Nothing Good Comes from Pro Se Bankruptcy Filings

[ad_1] I have been a personal bankruptcy lawyer in Atlanta for more than 30 years and one of the trends that I have seen over all these years has been that personal bankruptcy is more complicated and confusing now than it is ever been in the past. Back in 1988, for example, I would often see pro se (people who filed bankruptcy without a lawyer) appearing at 341 hearings and Chapter 13 confirmation hearings. At that time, a pro se filer could head over to Office Depot and buy Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 forms, fill them out with a pen,...

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40 Things I’ll Be Doing Now That I’m Divorced · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]What’s on your post-divorce bucket list?   I have a male co-worker who is recently divorced. He put together a post-divorce bucket list for himself. He says, “If I’m going to get over her and get on with my life, I’ve got to keep myself busy and my mind occupied.” What a great idea! That motivated me to start my own list and go to work, crossing through items, setting goals and promoting growth and, hopefully building a new life for myself. How about you, do you have a post-divorce bucket list? What’s on your list. My personal post-divorce bucket list, in no...

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5 Challenges Divorced Dads Must Overcome

[ad_1] Divorce is a tough process for everyone, but it can be especially brutal for dads. There are a number of societal, cultural, and legal factors that seem to conspire to make life for divorced dads difficult. The good news is there also are some upsides to the divorced dad life, but there are some obstacles to overcome first. To get to that healthy place where you can enjoy your newfound freedom and quality time with your children, it is imperative to find a divorce attorney who focuses on fathers’ rights, whom you can trust to keep yours and your children’s...

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3 Things You Can Learn About Yourself During Times Of Adversity · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]Viewing adversity in the proper perspective, not giving it more importance than necessary, and learning the lesson contained in it means taking control of the adversity instead of it taking control of you.   We all go through adversity; the trick is how to get through adversity without adversity getting the best of us. Thriving and growing through times of adversity depends on… How you view adversity, The attitude you have toward adversity, How willing you are to actively work through the period of adversity. Most people view change as bad, scary and avoidable. Adversity is nothing more than change that negatively affects your life. Your...

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How College Grads Can Get Started Investing

[ad_1] If you’ve just graduated college—first off, congrats! And as you’re creating a massive “next steps” to-do list, that might include landing your first grown-up job, moving to new stomping grounds, or creating a budget, you’ll want to add one thing: investing. We get it. While retirement might seem like aeons away, here’s the thing: The sooner you squirreling your beans away for retirement, the better. In this article, we’ll go over a few pointers on how to get started investing if you’re a  fresh college grad:Start Small and Start NowGetting a jump on investing what you’re young benefits you in...

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