Custody

Separation and Custody: Should You Move Out?

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Deciding to separate from your spouse prior to or during divorce is a big decision.  In situations involving domestic violence, the alleged offending spouse can be ordered to leave.  But in most cases, one spouse or the other must make the decision to leave.  You may wonder if there are consequences – especially regarding custody or […]

Alimony

MYTHBUSTERS

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As I have said so many times before, every legal case is different and one cannot be compared to any other.  The outcome of your friend or neighbor’s legal case is generally irrelevant to your own.  However, in an effort to educate in a general sense, I offer the following fictional scenarios (with made-up names, of course) which may give the reader helpful information to […]

Divorce

It’s Your Divorce – Not Theirs

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When you get divorced, it is only natural for your friends or family members to lend “support” by giving advice regarding everything from picking the right lawyer to how much alimony you “deserve” or whether you should get to keep the patio furniture.  The problem however, is that friends and family members have no business putting their […]

Divorce

Elf On The Shelf Wants a Divorce

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Shhhhh, don’t tell my kids,  but “Buddy” our elf, wants a divorce.  Sadly, he and his elf wife just aren’t getting along.  Wife elf stays out late.  She does not come back to the North Pole each night like the other elves.  She posts selfies with other male elves engaging in mischievious behavior.  Buddy is fed up.  Buddy is pretty low-key.  […]

Divorce

How To Smile Through the Holidays After Divorce

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The Internet is flooded with articles and suggestions for how to survive the holidays after a divorce.  Most of them focus on how to help your children get through the holidays and adapt to two households instead of one.  Very few address what the newly divorced individual feels.  Adults experience sadness or even identity crises following divorce, especially […]

Divorce

Can (Or Should) You Represent Yourself in Family Court?

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Are you the Do-It-Yourself  (DIY) type?  Many people are very self-reliant.  They are intelligent, have a college education, access to a computer (hey, you found this article) and consider themselves quite practical.  These people paint their own living room, change their car’s oil, research grass/lawn care and have a fabulous lush green front yard.  These people might even […]