Family Law Matters

Monday, March 5, 2018

Conscious Uncoupling

Could Your Ex Be Your Greatest Teacher?

If your marriage is over, is that really “bad”? Could there be “good” in divorce? Before you pass a judgment on yourself and your relationship, holistic healers, Dr. Habib Sadeghi and Dr. Sherry Sami, encourage taking another look at what divorce can teach us. In their article, Conscious Uncoupling, they advocate considering break-ups as a means to a (happy) end.
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Divorce Support Groups

Is a Divorce Support Group Right for You?

There are boot camps for getting back into physical shape. Why not a camp for people going through divorce and trying to reshape their lives? Thanks to Minnesota’s Jennifer Morris now there is just such a place. Morris created “Daisy Camp” twelve years ago after going through her own difficult divorce and realizing the need for a one-stop resource for support.

“I discovered that during my divorce there are so many decisions to make, at a time you are least emotionally equipped to make the most important decisions of your life,” Morris writes on her site DaisyCamp.
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Friday, February 16, 2018

Is it Time for a Marital Detox? Five Signs Your Relationship Needs Help

We’re concerned about toxins in the air and in our food, but the toxins in our relationships can be just as detrimental to our mental, physical and spiritual health. Unfortunately, there’s no label or FDA warning that comes with an unhealthy marriages, but there are warning signs that can be detected — if you’re willing to look for them.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Avoiding the Slings and Arrows of Valentine’s Day

The day of hearts and roses is approaching. If you’re divorced or headed in that direction, re-envisioning the way you consider this Hallmark holiday could save you a lot of heartache. Here are five strategies to consider.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Five Steps To Finding Your Ideal Divorce Attorney

Hiring a divorce attorney is a process that most people aren’t prepared for until they are faced with the task. Divorce is one of life’s most stressful events, and making decisions while under duress can lead to less than wise choices. So how do you determine the best person to represent you and your interests?

First, take a deep breath. Selecting a family law specialist is an important decision and shouldn’t be made in haste. These five steps break down the process and can help you make an informed choice.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Taxing Matters: Reform Means Future Change for Divorced Couples

When you’re going through a divorce, one of the last things you probably consider is how it will impact your annual income tax. But understanding the basic tax consequences can help you plan accordingly — and eliminate an unpleasant surprise down the road.

Although you should always consult with a certified public accountant (CPA) or tax expert for tax-related questions, the following is a brief summary from the San Francisco Business Times of how the recent tax reform may affect you.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Preparing to Divorce? Don’t Play “I Spy”

With the increase in accessibility of GPS technology, Spyware and other apps, you know longer need special spy equipment or to hire a private investigator to snoop on your spouse. Most smart phones and other mobile devices have the capability built-in. But just because you have the ability, should you use that technology? Experts say proceed with extreme caution.

“Increasingly, couples are turning to the latest technology to spy on each other as their marriages fall apart, according to dozens of divorce lawyers, investigators and even a leading family court judge whom NPR interviewed,” say National Public Radio (NPR) reporters Aarti Shahani and Lauren Silverman in a recent story that aired on Read more . . .

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year, New Life?

Consider These Five Tips When Thoughts Turn to Divorce

If you’re thinking of ending your marriage in the new year, you’re not alone. January is “divorce month” with the number of filings increasing by one-third more than normal. Why? Many couples may have decided to postpone the inevitable to not disrupt the holidays, or some just determine to make a clean break with the start of a new year.
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Series Part 2: Divorced with Kids? It’s Time to Santa-Up!

Although it’s the season to be jolly, some divorced couples with children may find themselves saying, “Ba-hum-bug!” as the realities of shared custody set in. Just because you can’t celebrate a classic Norman Rockwell family holiday, you don’t have to turn into the Grinch. Here are four ways to manage sharing your kids without losing your holiday spirit. 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

‘Tis the Season: Five Strategies for Surviving the Holidays Despite Divorce

Memories of Christmas’ past can be haunting. If you’re divorcing or divorced, the season can become an emotional minefield — especially if your split is contentious. And if you have young children, the problems may be compounded by custody arrangements.

Beneath all these challenges is a season that society tells us should be the happiest time of our lives. When your reality doesn’t match up with this ideal, it’s easy to feel downright depressed.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

10 Things Parents Should Avoid In A Divorce

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At the beginning of most marriages, divorce is likely the last thing on the bride and groom's minds.
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