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Child Abduction During Divorce

Despite regular warnings of stranger danger, the vast majority of child abductions involve trusted individuals, including the child’s own parents. Angry about undesirable custody outcomes or simply keen to exact vengeance on an ex, parents may assume they have the right to disappear with their child. The following statistics shine a terrifying light on the […]

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Serial Divorces: What Can Repeat Divorcees Do to Break the Pattern?

Many of today’s couples avoid marriage altogether, but on the other end of the spectrum, several marry—and divorce—multiple times. United States Census data from 2013 indicates that over nine million Americans have tied the knot at least three times. Frequency of divorce varies significantly from one region to the next, with a whopping eleven percent […]

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How Hard Is It to Modify a Divorce Settlement?

From medical bills to loss of income, a variety of changing circumstances can make it all but impossible for you or your spouse to abide by the original terms of your divorce settlement. Change is possible, but it’s not easy. Keep the following considerations in mind as you seek to modify your divorce settlement: Child […]

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5 Estate Planning Strategies to Address ASAP After a Divorce

Half of Americans die prior to writing their will, leaving the legacy of their estate in question. This is particularly common among divorced estate holders, who often forget to complete their will after finalizing dissolution. If you’ve recently divorced, don’t forget to tackle these essential estate planning strategies: Revoking Your Will Your first estate planning […]

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Divorcing When You Have Children From Your Current Marriage AND a Previous One—Special Considerations

Modern families increasingly include children from two or more parents. These families face unique complications upon divorce. Suddenly, already complicated custody and support negotiations become even more confusing. Struggling to make sense of your divorce and the future it will create for each of your children? Keep the following essential considerations in mind: Custody Custody […]

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Divorcing When You Have a Special Needs Child: Strategies for a Fair and Safe Outcome

Many couples remain in troubled marriages far longer than advisable, simply because they fear the impact of a bitter divorce on their special needs children. Although understandable, this approach arguably puts these children through even more grief. Keep reading to learn more about special considerations in special needs divorces: Visitation: Minimizing Adjustments Many families schedule […]

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How to Prevent Divorce From Impairing Your Performance at Work

Divorce causes turmoil both in your home life and on the job, where the stress of custody hearings and depositions may leave you unable to give 100 percent. Your compromised performance could lead to undesirable feedback, demotion, or worst of all, job loss. Your job could be the one element of stability that remains in […]

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“Building Bridges” and Other Approaches to Resolving Parental Alienation

Psychiatrist Richard Gardner, who coined the term parental alienation syndrome (PAS), initially argued that mothers were more likely to perpetuate PAS than fathers. He later claimed, “In the last few years I have seen a shift that has brought the ratio now to 50-50.” Regardless of gender, economic status, bond with the children, or other factors, no […]

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