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How Can I Protect My 401(k) in Divorce?

When you are putting money into your 401(k) retirement savings plan, you are planning for your future, and you do not want anything to disrupt that future. While you may see that plan as a future nest egg for you and your spouse, things may not always work out with them, and you want to be sure that you protect…

How Does Domestic Violence Affect a Divorce?

Domestic violence is unfortunately all too common, and it comes in many forms. Some people may even experience domestic violence without knowing it. If domestic violence is affecting you and your family, it is crucial that you understand you and your child have rights, especially if you choose to pursue divorce. Read on to learn more about those rights. What…

Co-Parenting Tips for Father’s Day 

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate and honor fatherhood and the contributions fathers make in their children’s lives. When parents no longer live together, both parents must take cooperative steps to ensure that the children are able to celebrate the day with their father, regardless of preexisting custody schedules or conflict. Observed each year on the third Sunday in…

How to Return to Work After My Divorce?

Divorce is a deeply personal matter. Whether you and your spouse were married a short time, or you have built a life and family together, ending a marriage is one of the most personally challenging times in your life. Going back to work after such a life-changing experience is never easy, especially if you have not been working for a…

Am I Too Old to Get a Divorce?

While the divorce rate for younger couples has started to decline, the rate of divorce for people in the latter portion of their lives is on the rise. In the United States, middle-aged people and beyond are divorcing at higher rates than they were 30 years ago. People over the age of 50, for instance, are divorcing at twice the…

Who Gets the Dog After a Divorce?

Even for couples without children or substantial assets, dividing the things you acquired together can still be difficult. Much like children, pets can be a contentious part of the divorce proceedings. If you and your spouse have a dog, you may wonder who gets the dog in the divorce. Pets and Divorce While dogs are legally property, they mean much…

Can a Divorce Impact a Child’s College Choice?

If you are divorced or are considering a divorce in the future and have college-bound children, it is important to understand the implications divorce can have on their education after high school. Learn how the courts determine which parent pays tuition and how that can affect where your child goes to school. When Divorced Parents Disagree on a College Choice?…

What Happens When a Third Party Joins a Divorce Proceeding?

Divorce is complex process. It is typically conceived as a legal matter involving only two parties, the married partners. However, in many cases, divorce impacts parties beyond the two spouses and their children. Grandparents, siblings, trustees, and organizations may also have vested interest in the outcome of divorce. If the courts find legitimate cause to add a third-party, they do…

How Can I Best Co-Parent for Easter?

Scheduling holidays can be difficult for co-parents. Holidays come just once a year, and both parents want to spend time with their children, as do grandparents and extended family members. The child custody agreement in your divorce will often dictate who gets the children for which holiday and in which year. These guidelines may not always work or be realistic…

What Are the Stages of Divorce Mediation?

There are two main categories of mediation that are possible when going through a divorce: court-ordered mediation and private mediation. Court-ordered mediation is mandatory and requires you to attend every scheduled session of mediation. If you miss even one mandatory mediation session, the court could render a negative decision against your or otherwise punish you. Private mediation is more lenient…