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Give your Children the Gift of Two Parents After Divorce

Many parents worry about the negative impact their divorce will have on their children.  This is a valid concern since children can get lost in the conflict between their parents. Considerable research that includes longitudinal studies of divorced families has shown that the single best determinant of how well children whose parents divorced will do is the […]

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Celebrity Divorces

When celebrities divorce, it seems that our media crazed society feels that it has the need to know all the details.  Celebrities and their professional assistants, such as lawyers, have to work particularly hard to provide the celebrity, the spouse and their children the privacy to work through their marital problems. For the spouse, it may […]

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Are Prenuptials a Good Idea When One Marries Wealth?

Do Tiger and Elin have a prenuptial agreement? No one is saying.  However, agreements that determine what share of a large estate each spouse will receive in the event of divorce are common, especially when a person of modest means marries someone with considerable wealth. Are these in everyone’s best interests?  Often the wealthy spouse […]

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The Financial Crisis, Underwater Mortgages and Troubled Marriage

When O, the Oprah magazine, focuses on new trends in divorce and personal finance, you know that the trend is on its way to mainstream acceptance. (See “Divorce, Interrupted” in O, The Oprah Magazine, May 2009.) For many couples on the verge of divorce confronting today’s harsh economic realities, the time is right to reconsider old […]

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Should I Keep the House?

Your house does not just provide shelter to your family. To many people, it represents your standing in the community. Just having a house is a big source of pride to people. It provides relatively more space, storage and privacy than renting an apartment. People have very strong emotional attachments to their homes. For many […]

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Finding a Really Good Lawyer

Many people have expressed a wish to have a certified “really good lawyer” list published in each community. However, not everyone will agree on who is a really good lawyer for you. To help you in your search, let’s define what qualities you are looking for. 1. Knowledge of divorce law. Find out their level […]

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Feedback

Suggestions for how to generate options, create effective proposals, and give valuable feedback to the other side in a negotiation or mediation Most people new to divorce have no idea how to frame statements or create options without reacting judgmentally. Some attorneys can provide useful ideas about how to do this or role-play it with […]

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