Monthly Archives: March 2016

Costly Child Custody Evaluations

Many divorcing parents resolve questions about custody and visitation without litigation, but sometimes, when the case goes to court, the judge requires a child custody evaluation. The evaluations can be very expensive. Often they involve experts and professionals and the … Continue reading

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Suicide and Adult Children Who Experienced Divorce

Children of broken homes run an increased risk of suicidal thoughts, with boys particularly vulnerable to the effects of marital breakups, according to a study, “Suicidal Ideation Among Individuals Whose Parents Have Divorced.” Dr. Esme Fuller-Thompson, a professor at the … Continue reading

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Don’t Date During Your Divorce

Divorcing clients, lonely and stressed, may long to meet someone new, feel desirable again, and just have fun, but divorce lawyers counsel against dating while the divorce is pending, even if separated, because dating has the potential to increase both … Continue reading

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The Myth of the “Deadbeat Dad”

According to the popular wisdom, few social pariahs are more worthy of harsh condemnation than the deadbeat dad — the able bodied man, who, having had his fun, abandons his responsibilities. And the numbers of men who pay little or … Continue reading

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Unbundled Legal Services in Divorce Cuts Costs

Unbundled legal services is a regime of legal representation in which an attorney and client cut costs by limiting the lawyer’s involvement in a legal action, leaving responsibility for certain aspects of the case to the client. Unbundled legal services … Continue reading

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Court Ordered Reunification Therapy

Reunification therapy is not a legal term, nor is it a psychological term, but it is becoming more widely used in divorce cases.  Reunification Therapy (RT) is a therapeutic intervention for separated families when the children find difficulty visiting with … Continue reading

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Abuse – When Divorce Is Urgent

Occasionally, the decision to divorce is inescapable. In instances of mental or physical spousal or child abuse, the victim does not have the luxury of merely considering separation. When his or her life or the lives of their children are … Continue reading

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Financial Security is A Hurdle for Millennials

Financial security is a significant hurdle for young adults who want to marry, but many Milllenials – the generation born between roughly 1981 and 1998 — put the cart before the horse when it comes to marriage and money, according … Continue reading

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The (Un)Friendly Divorce

When marriages fail, divorcing spouses sometimes attempt to remain friends with an estranged partner through and after what is sometimes called “the divorce process. ” The dance of divorce usually begins with the leaver blindsiding the person who is left, … Continue reading

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Sexual Violence – Risk and Protective Factors

Risk factors are associated with a greater likelihood of sexual violence (SV) perpetration, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the risk of becoming a perpetrator … Continue reading

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