Family Law Matters

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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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Is There A Divorce Gene? New Research Says, Yes

We pass along eye and hair color and a host of other biological traits, but is it possible that divorce is in your DNA? Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden believe it’s true; and their findings will soon be published in the journal Psychological Science.

The scientists analyzed Swedish population registries and found that people who were adopted resembled their biological -- but not adoptive -- parents and siblings in their histories of divorce.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ring Tones: What should you do with your marriage bands after you divorce?

Your engagement ring and/or wedding band are often the first outward symbols of commitment to your partner. But when uncoupling, dispensing of that marital bling may be the last thing you consider — and one of the hardest to reconcile. For many men and women, taking off that band is the first step towards accepting a new chapter in their lives.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

When Love Goes Wrong: Codependency Defined

For many divorcing couples, “irreconcilable differences” is the reason they give on their divorce papers. And whereas that’s technically correct, the true causes and conditions for divorce are probably much more complex. For some, a behavior called codependency may be at the heart of the problem.

Codependency is often associated with addiction, but that’s just one way this behavior comes to the fore. In fact, codependency is involved in any relationship where one party alters his or her behavior in order to try to control the other person in order to get a desired result.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Moving On: How to Let Go of Anger

Whether you’ve been disappointed, betrayed or shamed, feeling rage —or even hatred —towards your ex is a normal response. It may serve as a catharsis for pent up emotions. Or, in some cases, it may even prompt action or serve as a much-needed catalyst for change. But sometimes, getting past the anger stage of divorce becomes a hurdle. When that occurs, holding onto that aggression can become detrimental to your emotional and physical health.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Digital Divorce: Five Steps to End Your Tech Connection

When a couple splits, there’s usually a division of property, assets, and child custody. But there’s another important piece of mutual property that should be disentangled: Your digital holdings. If you’ve shared social media accounts, email addresses or mobile phone plans, you may have valuable content that could require very skillful parsing.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sharing the Love: New Study Explores Benefits of Joint Custody

The kids are back in school, and for divorced parents who share custody, the juggling act has begun again. Shuttling children back and forth between two households can be disruptive and time consuming. It may also require interaction with your ex on a weekly or even daily basis, which, depending upon your relationship, may be stressful. But new evidence indicates joint custody may be worth the hassle when it comes to your kids’ well-being.

According to research compiled by Dr.
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