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How to Talk With a Three Year Old About Moving After a Divorce

Posted on April 16, 2014

Talking to your young child about divorce requires preparation and the use of appropriate language understood by your youngster. Explaining divorce requires cooperation between you and your spouse and a reasonable attempt to set aside your differences for the sake of your child, at least during the conversation itself.

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Posted in Children and Divorce, Moving Forward

 

Dividing credit card debt in divorce

Posted on April 9, 2014

In times of economic downturn, people are less likely to get a divorce. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, couples tend to wait to file for divorce until their net worth increases.

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Posted in Assets, Divorce

Tags: money

 

Move-Away Cases: What it Means

Posted on March 31, 2014

Ask a family law court judge to name the most difficult type of case to decide and most likely she or he will say move-away child custody cases, which in family law parlance means when one party seeks to relocate with her or his child to another geographic area. The requested destination could be a 60-mile move or a 6,000-plus-mile move.

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Posted in Children and Divorce, Moving Forward

Tags: co-parenting, family law, holidays and divorce

 

Getting A Divorce? Understand the Rules Of Dividing Plan Assets

Posted on March 26, 2014

If you are going through a divorce or legal separation and you or your spouse own retirement plan assets, you will most likely be required to share these assets. In some cases, the assets may be awarded to one party. Whether you are giving up the assets or receiving them, you need to understand the rules that govern the asset division. Proper handling is critical in ensuring that the right party is responsible for paying applicable taxes. 

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Posted in Assets, Divorce

Tags: money

 

Divorce Without War® Opens New North Tampa Location

Posted on March 20, 2014

Divorce Without War® is pleased to announce the opening of a new North Tampa location in Florida. Founded in 1992, Divorce Without War® offers peaceful, affordable alternatives for individuals and couples facing transition and divorce. The North Tampa location is owned by Derek S. Lucas, an experienced attorney with extensive knowledge of family law.

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Posted in Divorce Mediation, Amicable Divorce, Divorce

Tags: divorce mediator, family mediator, free consultation

 

Positive Parenting After Divorce

Posted on February 24, 2014

positive paretingDivorce creates new challenges for parents, but there are many strategies that will help you both adjust to the challenge of single parenting.

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Posted in Children and Divorce

Tags: co-parenting

 

Money Management for the Newly Divorced

Posted on February 21, 2014

Divorce can be one of the most financially devastating events in life. The costs that accompany divorce include legal bills and the cost of an additional residence, and with around 45% of marriages ending in divorce, millions of Americans face the financial strains of divorce every year.

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Posted in Moving Forward, Assets, Divorce

Tags: money

 

10 Reasons to use Child Custody Mediation:

Posted on February 11, 2014

Child custody mediation provides parents with a valuable alternative to an adversarial divorce. Through the process of mediation, parents have the opportunity to work together and create a parenting plan that honors each parent's unique contribution to their children's upbringing. Consider the following benefits of child custody mediation:

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Posted in Divorce Mediation, Children and Divorce

Tags: co-parenting, divorce mediator, family mediator

 

Co-parenting with Your Ex & Making Joint Custody Work

Posted on February 6, 2014

Co-parenting amicably with your ex can give your children stability and close relationships with both parents–but it's rarely easy. Putting aside relationship issues to co-parent agreeably can be fraught with stress. Despite the many challenges, though, it is possible to develop a cordial working relationship with your ex for the sake of your children. With these tips, you can remain calm, stay consistent, and avoid or resolve conflict with your ex and make joint custody work.

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Posted in Children and Divorce

Tags: co-parenting

 

Holidays Apart After a Divorce

Posted on December 23, 2013


Divorce. I have been there and done that, along with 19 million other adults in this country. Although it has lost some of its stigma over the years, divorce hasn't lost any of its heartache. As a divorced parent, nothing is more heart breaking than watching the impact of divorce on your children. They are usually the last to know and the most affected.

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Posted in Children and Divorce, Moving Forward, Divorce

Tags: co-parenting, holidays and divorce