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Category: Divorce

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7 Ways to Diminish the Effects of Divorce on Your Child

A quick internet search could probably fill you with dread concerning your child’s destiny after your divorce. Studies abound about how children of divorced parents fare worse than their counterparts in a variety of areas.. Don’t let the statistics leave you feeling frightened and hopeless, though. There are things you can do to help your […]

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Adulting After Divorce: Starting Over Without Compromising Your Child

No matter if you were married for three days or 30 years, are newly divorced or went through one years ago, you and your children are capable of starting over and conquering a difficult situation. It combines internal work, external work, and a practical co-parenting expense tracker app, like DComply. Ready to reclaim yourself and […]

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Planning for Your Kids’ College After Divorce

Parents often have differing opinions about their kids’ college education: in-state versus out-of-state decisions, community college versus a university, helping your kids pay for college versus a “They’re on their own, now!” mentality. Those differences in opinion can be even more notable when the parents are divorced and have possibly moved on to start a […]

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Want to Know How to “Win” Joint Custody and Child Support in Your Divorce?

There’s something you need to know before you or your spouse contact a lawyer or file a divorce petition with the court system. Knowing this could increase your odds of getting what you want most in your divorce settlement…happy, well-adjusted kids. Not to mention, it will save you countless months, money, and migraines. If you […]

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How to Have a Financially Responsible Divorce

A divorce is stressful on many different levels: mentally, physically, emotionally, and also, financially. The help offered by your mediator or legal advisor only extends so far. You wouldn’t think to rely on your mediator for therapy, babysitting duties, or finding a new house, right? The typically complex situation of divorce calls for all kinds […]

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“I’m  Divorcing My Spouse, but Not My In-laws.”

In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to maintain close ties with your ex’s side of the family. Divorce is no longer an all-out war played out by the entire extended family. Instead, divorce is getting reframed as an arrangement that worked in the past but no longer does, and “calling it quits” doesn’t […]

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“Bird Nesting” Post Divorce

Less than a decade after actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin made “conscious uncoupling” the catchphrase of the year, there emerged a growing trend of co-parents aiming to do right by their children post-divorce. It’s called “nesting” or “bird nesting” after the way mother and father birds take turns in their nest […]

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How Divorced Parents Can Reconnect With Children When They Come Back Home

If you haven’t yet experienced your child spending a weekend or more away from you to visit their other parent, you will soon. While you may be expecting hugs and kisses when they return, you may instead find an unenthusiastic greeting, dirty laundry, and more sass than you know what to do with. If this […]

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How to Avoid Turning Co-Parenting into a Competition

Often after a divorce or separation, parents find themselves competing with one another for their children’s affection. This competition understandably stems from a place of insecurity. After all, one or both parents could still be suffering from hurt, embarrassment, and feelings of inadequacy, not to mention any number of other emotions. With their marriage broken, […]