Revising Your Estate Plan After Divorce

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After a divorce it is important to revisit your estate plan. If you don’t update you will, trusts, and beneficiary selections, your former spouse could still inherit your assets. We think you may find this article with guidance on revising your estate plan after a divorce helpful… By Mary Randolph “If you’re going through the emotional and financial turmoil of …

Guidelines for Coping With Divorce – Tips for Parents

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We think you may find this article outlining tips for parents on helping children cope with divorce helpful… By Child Development Institute  “Unfortunately 50% of all marriages end up in divorce.  When a divorce does occur it is traumatic for all concerned.  Here are a few guidelines for minimizing the trauma for the children involved.  Counseling is often necessary to …

Seven Rules for Alimony and Taxes

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We think you may find this article outlining rules for alimony and taxes helpful… By Lina Guillen “Alimony, also called spousal support or spousal maintenance, is the payment of money by one spouse to the other after separation or a divorce. Its purpose is to help the lower-earning spouse maintain the same standard of living after divorce. If spouses follow …

Child Custody Evaluations: Do’s and Don’ts for Parents

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Emily Doskow        “If you’re in the midst of a child custody fight, you may be dealing with a custody evaluation as part of the court process. Your meetings with the evaluator present a challenge. You want to be yourself, yet you probably can’t avoid going out of your …

Will My Divorce Affect My Social Security Benefits?

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Jill Schlesinger “Divorce is not only emotionally traumatic, but it can blow a hole in retirement savings. Luckily, however, some of those who have had to endure the pain of a split can get some help from Social Security. While many married spouses know that one spouse can claim a benefit equal to half …

9 Rules to Make Joint Child Custody Work

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Kate Bayless “Coordinating schedules. Divvying up holidays. Shuffling kids between houses. Sharing child custody isn’t always easy, especially when you’re trying to agree with someone you couldn’t stand being married to. The good news: “Studies show that shared-custody situations work best when both parents are cooperative, respectful, agree on shared custody, …

Top 15 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your Divorce Settlement

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Lina Guillen “Here are some financial mistakes to avoid when it comes to negotiating your divorce settlement. Becoming a Financial Victim The biggest mistake divorcing spouses can make is being in the dark about finances. If your spouse has always handled all of the financial decisions in your household and you …

Adultery in a North Carolina Divorce

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Lina Guillen Here’s the role adultery play in a North Carolina divorce. Adultery can be used as a basis for divorce in North Carolina. In addition, North Carolina is one of the few states where an innocent spouse can sue a third-party that broke up the marriage. This article provides a …

Bird’s Nest Custody: Is It a Good Option for Your Family?

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We think you may find this article helpful… By John Griffith The kid stays put, Mom and Dad move back and forth – it’s a custody arrangement that is growing in popularity. But is it a good option for your family? Birdnesting: A Custody Arrangement Gaining Popularity  Among several bird species, the male and female work together to build their …

Divorce and Children with Special Needs

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Lili A. Vasileff There are few challenges more difficult than going through divorce and having a child with special needs. As a divorced, single parent of a beautiful daughter with special needs, I can tell you that you realize immediately that the burden of future planning, well-being and protection fall squarely on …