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How does military divorce work?

Being married to someone in the military has unique factors that can make it more challenging than civilian marriages. For example, they may be away for long, undefined periods. Laying down roots can be harder because the whole family might be required to move in the...

Control your emotional attachments to things in a divorce

People become emotionally attached to specific items. For some, this could be the home where they raised their children because of the memories they have there. For others, it might be a vacation timeshare where the family spent a lot of time.  When you end a...

2 things to do when leaving an abusive marriage

Most marriages start off as loving relationships. Many will continue on that way, but some will shift toward abuse. The abuse doesn’t always happen suddenly, and it’s not always physical. In some cases, the relationship turns emotionally abusive and controlling before...

Making the most of a co-parenting relationship

When people decide to end their relationship, it is not usually a decision that they take lightly. Often, former spouses appreciate the clean break that a divorce can offer. For people who have children together, a co-parenting relationship will need to be maintained...

Child custody negotiations must focus on the kids

Splitting up when you have children together is a difficult situation, but it’s one that requires you to do what’s best for the kids. These cases require the parents to put their own differences aside and focus on what the children need. There are several ways that...

2 mistakes that can hurt your child custody case

Divorce or separation can be a stressful and emotionally-consuming process. Things do not get any better when you have children and you and your spouse cannot agree on a custody arrangement. You may be concerned about having a limited role in your child’s welfare or,...

What really matters in a divorce?

There is so much at stake during a divorce that it can be hard to prioritize. Yet, if you cannot, you will waste unnecessary time and stress arguing over things that are really not that important. Think back over the last few months, and you will find examples of...

Beware of these 3 child custody myths

Divorce can be a confusing time, and if you act on incorrect advice that you read on the internet or got from a well-meaning but ill-informed friend, it could jeopardize your chances of getting the custody deal you need. How judges handle custody now is very different...