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Steps to Prepare for Your Divorce

Separation & Divorce
The prospect of ending a marriage is rife with feelings of uncertainty, fear, and discomfort. It is a major life shift and undeniable trauma. However, there are ways to feel more comfortable and confident leading into the divorce process. Some…
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Alimony and a New Partner

Separation & Divorce
Alimony payments are intended to financially support dependent spouses after a marriage has ended. These payments recognize the duration of a couple’s marriage, their marital standard of living, the disparity in wealth and opportunity between the spouses, and the numerous…
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Supporting a Struggling Child

Parenting
As difficult as divorce and child custody issues can be for parents, it is worse for their children. Even if they had witnessed arguments and tension between their parents, they still had the stability of living under the same roof…
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Educating Your Children During the Summer

Parenting
The “summer slide” is a phenomenon that refers to the educational regression that children experience when they are away from school during their summer breaks. A lot of education is about structure and repetition. Despite parents’ best efforts, many children…
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Summer Family Fun on a Budget

Parenting
The school year is pretty predictable when budgeting for your children’s education. If your child is in public school, the tuition is paid for by your taxes, while you know you will be responsible for supplies, food, extracurricular activities, and…
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Preparing Your Children For College

Child CustodyParenting
By now, you are likely familiar with the college cheating scandal that has engulfed many top tier universities across the country. Labeled “Operation Varsity Blues” by federal investigators, many wealthy parents were caught paying large sums of money to a…
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Rediscovering the Joys of Parks

LifestyleParenting
As technology has evolved over the last several decades, it seems that each generation of kids spends less time outside than the previous one. If you think about it, from the time that the Nintendo Entertainment System brought arcades into…
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Living a Greener Lifestyle

HealthLifestyle
There should be no question that adults have a duty to strive for their children to have better lives and more opportunities than the preceding generation. This generally means that adults work hard to give their children the chance to…
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Do Alimony Payments Ever End?

Separation & DivorceWealth
Spousal support, also known as alimony, is a mandatory payment that a dependent spouse receives from a supporting spouse when a couple separates. It can be a significant obligation for many supporting spouses, and they have a natural financial interest…
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Helping Your Teen Through Dating Violence

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence isn’t just a problem that affects adult relationships, it also exists in teen relationships and is considered by the Center for Disease Control to be widespread. This is a difficult situation for parents, since it comes at a time when kids want…
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Creating an Emergency Plan for Your Family

Health
While it is unpleasant to think about, we are sometimes faced with dangers that are out of our control, such as natural disasters, car accidents, medical emergencies, property damage, or crime. The entire idea of an emergency is that it…
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A New Year Doesn’t Require Big Changes

HealthLifestyle
Have you ever noticed that whenever a new year rolls around, there are non-stop television, radio, and internet ads for gym memberships? Or that your physical and email mailboxes are filled with “exciting limited offers” on expensive trend diets and…
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Thinking About Materialism

LifestyleWealth
In the past few years, Japanese author Marie Kondo has authored numerous worldwide bestselling books, like Spark Joy and Life-Changing Magic: A Journal. These books present Kondo’s multi-step method of tidying up and de-cluttering your space, which have amassed her a huge and…
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