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Still Venmo-ing Your Co-Parent for Child-Related Expenses? Use This Instead.

If you and a friend wanted to split the tab on a dinner bill, rideshare, or concert tickets, you would likely use a platform like Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle (maybe even Facebook or Google). These digital payment networks allow you and your friend to settle up instantly or at a future date. Want to know […]

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Do I Still Owe Child Support if I Never Married My Baby’s Mother?

In paternity cases, it’s easy to know who the mother is. That’s not always the case for the father. Men might question their obligation to raise a child outside of marriage. What if the child isn’t theirs? What are their roles and responsibilities if they aren’t married to the mother? We have the answers to […]

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Divorce vs. Annulment: The Difference and Why It Matters

Both divorce and annulment are ways to end a marriage. What’s the difference between the two? Is one type favorable over the other when you and your spouse separate? The answer to that question will be easy for most couples–one is usually the obvious pathway. We’ll explain. Divorce In a divorce, you and your spouse […]

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Business Travel and Child Custody

Business travel never rebounded after the pandemic, and it likely never will. In 2020, employers learned to keep costs low and achievements high without pricey business trips. They started relying on web-based technologies to get the jobs done. Nonetheless, business travel remains a part of life for many parents. Can your company travel schedule impact […]

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Promoting Self-Reliance in Your Children

Your three-year-old has swiped your car keys and is heading out the door to start your car. Meanwhile, your six-year-old begs you to help him put on his flip-flops. Somewhere in between these two extremes, there’s a sweet spot of independence for your children. Self-reliance, or independence, is part of life’s natural progression. Children should […]

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Splitting Student Loan Debt After Splitting Up

As if breaking up isn’t hard enough to do, splitting student loan debt can add another complex layer in untangling yourself from your former spouse. Many factors play a part in answering the question, “Who pays what?” Read on to learn more about the legal aspects of splitting student loans after a divorce to help […]

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How to Stay Out of Court Over Child Care Disputes

Raising kids is always a challenge—even happily married couples won’t see eye-to-eye on everything. But you don’t have to go to court when you and your ex disagree on child-related issues. In fact, the court system would rather you work out a solution without their help. Co-parenting debates clog up the judicial system and prevent […]

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Working on Child Support After Losing a Job

Job loss doesn’t automatically free a non-custodial parent from their monthly child support payments. Additional fines and legal troubles result if the parent doesn’t amend their child support payment in the right way. So what’s a parent to do when their income doesn’t meet their financial obligations? Any co-parent who has suffered a significant change […]

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What if Your Child Wants to Live With the Other Parent?

If you’re like most parents, preserving a close relationship with your child after your divorce tops your priority list. Despite your best efforts as a parent, don’t be surprised if your child utters, whines, or outright yells something close to: “I want to go live with [insert your ex’s title here]!” How should a stressed-out, […]

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