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Four Key Guidelines on How to Behave in Court during Your Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Many of us never have to attend a hearing or trial in a courtroom until we’re going through a divorce. Going to court for a matter related to your divorce can be stressful and intimidating, both due to the high tension and emotions involved in the divorce itself, and due to wondering whether you’ll… Read More »

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Think Twice before Becoming Your Spouse’s Lender

By Maria Lowry |

There isn’t always an easy answer on how to divide up the assets you share with your spouse in a divorce. Some items may not hold a great deal of market value but have sentimental significance to both spouses, resulting in a fight over who gets to keep them. Larger items can be even… Read More »

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Switching Your Child’s School after a Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Divorce can be tough on you as a parent, but it can be even tougher on the children you share with a former spouse. Children thrive on consistency and routine, and divorce brings countless changes to the life of a child that throw a wrench into the regular routines on which children come to… Read More »

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Ways to Foster Good Feelings about Your Co-Parent

By Maria Lowry |

After a painful divorce, finding good things about your ex may feel like the last thing you want to do, but if you share children with your former spouse, it can be worthwhile to try. Speaking positively about your co-parent can have benefits not only for your children, but also for you. Read on… Read More »

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Making the Holidays Less Stressful After a Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

After a divorce, the holiday season can become an even more stressful time than it may have been before. Sharing custody of your children, making sure they’re enjoying the holidays as much as before, and navigating family gatherings while newly single can all make the holidays a difficult time after a split. Below, find… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Divorce Lawyer for You

By Maria Lowry |

Most of us will find ourselves involved in a legal case at one time or another in our lives, but few if any will have the personal impact of a divorce or dispute over child custody. You’ll want to find an attorney you can rely on during your divorce, one who understands your needs… Read More »

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Becoming a Stepparent to a Teen

By Maria Lowry |

Marriage means inheriting your spouse’s family. If this is your spouse’s second marriage, this may mean that you are suddenly made a stepparent of your spouse’s children from their prior relationship. Under the best circumstances, living with a teen can be challenging, but this challenge can be even greater as a stepparent. Below, find… Read More »

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Helping Your Children Feel at Home when Sharing Custody

By Maria Lowry |

After a divorce, children are often required to alternate between the homes of their two parents as part of a custody-sharing arrangement. This amount of transition between homes can be stressful for anyone, and especially so for a child who has already experienced a major change in the form of your divorce. Fortunately, there… Read More »

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Talk to Your Children about Your Divorce the Right Way

By Maria Lowry |

Only have this conversation if you’re certain the marriage is over. You may feel like you want to keep your children informed and included on what’s going to happen in the household, and you may feel an urge to tell your children that you and your spouse are getting divorced as soon as you’ve… Read More »

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How is Mediation Different from Courtroom Divorce?

By Maria Lowry |

Divorce can be painful and financially detrimental even under the best of circumstances, but there are approaches to divorce which can exacerbate these effects, leaving both you and your ex struggling to make ends meet. A long, drawn-out divorce trial is sure to be draining not only on a personal level, but also on… Read More »

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