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January is “Divorce Month”?

January is “Divorce Month”?

While December is full of holiday and good cheer, January is known for less happy tidings, such as an increase in divorce filings. As Claire Nowak explains in her article This Is Why January Is the Biggest Month for Divorce: "Since January is a time for making...

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All I want for Christmas is…a divorce?

All I want for Christmas is…a divorce?

Said no one ever! And yet, just after the holidays we see a spike in divorce filings.  Maybe it's because couples don't want to tarnish holiday memories with talk of divorce.  Maybe it's more about starting the new year fresh.  But whatever the reason, there's a...

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We’re in Love, Do We Really Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

We’re in Love, Do We Really Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements (prenups) are something for the rich and famous of Hollywood, but does Average Jane or Joe really need one?  Most fiances are afraid that if they need a prenup it’s a prediction of things to come and they will surely end up divorced. Today half...

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Dos and Don’ts before the Holidays Arrive

Dos and Don’ts before the Holidays Arrive

We are in the middle of August and the count down to the holiday season is here. Has your co-parenting been smooth or rocky this year?  Take the time now to reflect and let go of what you can and address what you can with your co-parent in advance of the year-end...

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Thinking about Changing Your Children’s School this Fall?

Thinking about Changing Your Children’s School this Fall?

Co-parents are sometimes at odds when it comes to important decisions relating to their children. School choice is one topic that can become particularly challenging. Each parent wants what they believe is best for the child, but when opinions vary, it's important to...

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Honoring your Ex on Mother’s Day

Honoring your Ex on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday. For divorced or co-parenting moms, it can be an especially emotional day. Small children may be unaware or unable to celebrate mom without some parental help. And honoring the mother of your children can go a long way toward maintaining a...

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Summertime Bliss or Co-Parenting Chaos?

Summertime Bliss or Co-Parenting Chaos?

As the kids begin the countdown to summer break, are you anticipating a blissful, relaxing time-off from the routine? Or is co-parenting chaos your new summer norm? Summer can present challenges for co-parenting families. From road trips and sleep-away camp to family...

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Tax Time Turmoil? Ways the New Tax Laws May Affect You

Tax Time Turmoil? Ways the New Tax Laws May Affect You

Settling finances can be one of the most difficult and trying aspects of divorce. It's complex and confusing and couples rarely see eye-to-eye.  Thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it'll be even tougher. Some areas that may impact divorcing couples will be:...

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Worry-Free Spring Break when Co-Parenting

Worry-Free Spring Break when Co-Parenting

Spring Break is around the corner. A little advance planning and a review of your custody agreement can avoid snags with your ex-spouse that could ruin the fun. While situations vary, you can ensure the ground rules for spring break travel are set in advance by...

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10 Steps to a Mediated Divorce

10 Steps to a Mediated Divorce

The term “mediation” broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach agreement. More specifically, mediation has a structure, timetable and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential and can produce...

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Is there a “best” time to file for divorce?

Is there a “best” time to file for divorce?

Many call January “Divorce Month” because so many couples file for divorce in the first part of the year. Maybe it's for emotional reasons, to avoid disrupting the holidays.  And maybe more occur in January due to sheer chance, but the move is often made for practical...

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