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December 2014 Archives

Why you can...and should, have a Christmas truce

Christmas time is supposed to be a time to be festive and happy, but it may be difficult to be in a festive mood when you're dealing with someone you can't stand. Indeed, co-parenting with an arrogant and clueless person is no picnic, and you may want to do everything in your power to keep him or her out of your life; but if you have children together, it is critical that you put your differences aside for them.

Should you get a divorce during the holidays?

Handling marital issues can be difficult at any time during the year. But there is something about the holiday season that may make things harder to deal with; especially if you are seriously considering a divorce. Your friends and family members may be encouraging you to wait till after the holiday season because who wants to be a wet blanket during what is supposed to be a festive time of year.

What do courts consider in move away cases?

One of the common changes that comes with a divorce is that one parent may choose to move away. In some cases, the change of venue is necessary because a parent has received a transfer within their company. In others, a parent may move to take care of an elderly family member. A parent may want to further a new romantic relationship or move just to spite their ex.

Before sending that nasty email or social media post, read this

If you are in the midst of a divorce or child custody action, chances are that you may be experiencing some frustrations that you are dying to share with your friends. So in an emotional moment, you may think about taking to Twitter or Facebook to speak your mind; but before you hit “send” you should really take time to think about what you are saying.

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