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Engage in Your Identity This Father’s Day

[ad_1] From the moment that you first lay eyes on your child, they become your world and who you are. You and your co-parent become responsible for that little one, regardless of your marital status.From their perspective, you and your co-parent become their world too. They need you both to love, nurture, and provide for them, and on Father’s Day, it is important to understand what these dads are providing, especially those who have gone through a divorce and have to fight for their place in their child’s life.During those moments of uncertainty, it is imperative that you have a family law attorney who understands the...

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How To Budget For An Eco-Friendly House

[ad_1] You buy organic at the local farmers market, hunt for the fair-trade label while perusing store aisles, and dabble in impact investing. So naturally, your eco-conscious preferences might also have you leaning toward a sustainable home. Maybe you’ve always longed for a home with solar panels, bamboo flooring, or a grey water irrigation system. But whether you’re buying a home with sustainable features or renovating your current digs, these homes often require a deeper financial commitment than a standard one, points out Alexander Lerner, a realtor of Figure 8 Realty in Los Angeles. So how should you go about saving for...

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Joe Cordell Receives Missouri Lawyers Weekly ICON Award

[ad_1]Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner and DadsDivorce sponsor Joseph E. Cordell recently was named selected as one of 27 attorneys to receive the ICON Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly for notable and sustained success and leadership both within and beyond the field of law.Launched in 2018, the ICON Awards are presented to distinguished attorneys age 60 and older in recognition of their exemplary careers and commitment to the Missouri legal community. Honorees must hold or have held a senior position with significant decision-making authority with the firm or organization. Click here to read more about the ICON...

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How to Help Your Kid with FAFSA, Student Loans, and More!

[ad_1] It’s easy to assume that the role of a parent diminishes as a child approaches high school graduation. This is when many parents choose to step back and allow their kids to become the primary decision-makers in their own lives.  But the time between high school and college is more than just a symbolic transition from childhood to adulthood – it’s a period of life-changing and complicated decisions. How your child navigates the questions of school choice, financial aid and student loan debt will have a major impact on not just their college years, but the trajectory of their entire adult...

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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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How To Teach Your Kids About Budgeting At The Farmer’s Market

[ad_1]Aside from cooking, if there’s one important lesson I learned from my parents it would have to be about budgeting. I grew up in a large family of 6, and we enjoyed delicious home cooked Vietnamese dishes, so I’ve had my fair share of trips to the Asian market to pick out the dinner ingredients. We couldn’t always get the pre-packaged American snacks from the commercials, but now that I think about it, learning those lessons about budgeting for our family really came in handy for me now that I’m a parent- way more handy than any fun snacks...

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Joseph E. Cordell Honored With 2019 ICON Award by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

[ad_1] Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner and Men’s Divorce’s sponsor attorney-CPA Joseph E. Cordell has been named an honoree of the 2019 ICON Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly for his notable and sustained success and leadership both within and beyond the field of law. The ICON Awards, launched in 2018, are presented to distinguished attorneys age 60 and older in recognition of their exemplary careers and longstanding commitment to the Missouri legal community. Click here to learn more about the ICON Awards. Along with 26 other attorneys from around the state, Mr. Cordell will be celebrated at the second annual...

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Are Separate Birthday Parties Necessary After Divorce?

[ad_1]Most children excitedly look forward to their birthday, with visions of being surrounded by friends and family, presents, and cake. While parents generally do everything they can to make their child's day special, divorced parents have the extra burden of figuring out how to handle the festivities. Will there be two separate birthday parties or will you have just one? The following article provides some tips to help you keep the drama out of the celebration.  Should You Allow Your Ex to Be at Your Child’s Birthday? By Patrick A. Wright, J.D.  For most children, celebrating a birthday is one of the most...

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Consumer Commission – Student Loan Proposals (Part II)

[ad_1] Photo: Nina Konstantinidou Last week, we outlined the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy’s proposals to improve the fresh start in bankruptcy by expanding the discharge of more student loans.  But the Commission recommended Congress make other changes to help people burdened with student loan debt. In particular, the Commission recommended that student loans be given priority treatment.  In bankruptcy, when the trustee is paying creditors, either in a chapter 7 or chapter 13 case, certain debts get paid ahead of others.  These are called “priority claims.”  Usually these are things society has a strong interest in having paid, like child support,...

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4 Things All Divorced Dads Should Do For Their Kids

[ad_1]Divorce is incredibly difficult, but it is important for you to keep in mind how your breakup is affecting your children. As a father, the best interest of your children is always your top priority. You should never lose sight of that. After divorce, your children count on you more than ever. With that in mind, here are four things all divorced dads should do to help their kids adjust to their divorce. Don’t expose them to any breakdowns Two of the most common emotions associated with divorce are anxiety and depression. There is just so much emotional turmoil to overcome that it is...

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