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10 Important Papers That Adoptive Parents Need to Know About

The process of adopting a child is long and arduous and rife with more paperwork than you will probably experience in any other endeavor in life...

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Psychological and Emotional Aspects of Divorce

Divorce is expensive, stressful, and in many cases debilitating, and yet it happens to over 50% of all marriages in the United States - the highest divorce rate in the world.

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3 Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation

The path of mediation in a divorce can be much less costly, less time consuming, less divisive, and less stressful...

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The Importance of A Father in A Child's Life

The typical dad is often viewed as less than competent, falling asleep in his favorite chair, or completely obsessed with sports...

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Adulting 101: Divorce Edition

Going through a divorce is difficult and complicated enough without the parties involved being immature.

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Cooperation or Combat? The Choice Is Yours!

You always have a choice. The key is learning what options you have so you can make intelligent choices...

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New tax law affects alimony, could spur divorce surge

The alimony tax deduction, which has been in the tax code since 1942, is changing.

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Co-Parenting Tips Before School Starts

Blended families are rife with potential battlegrounds when it comes to the kids' schools...

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What You Need to Know Before You Adopt

Many couples turn to adoption after they have struggled with fertility.

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Adopting Through Foster Care: a Less Expensive Alternative

Many families who might otherwise choose to adopt find themselves unable to manage the financial burdens.

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How Divorce Affects Investments

64 percent of women say their divorce created a financial crisis.

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Children After Divorce

Adolescence is a period of particularly grave risk for children in divorced families.

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Second Marriages Are More Likely To End In Divorce. Here's Why

Marriage therapists weigh in.

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Mothers vs. Fathers - Special Rights in Divorces

Many people mistakenly believe mothers always get physical custody of the child in divorce cases.

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Taking Control of your Finances

Understanding your income and expenses will help you to gain control of your finances - and life - during divorce.

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False Accusations Of Sexual Assault

According to a study conducted in 2010, somewhere between 2% and 10% of all Sexual Assault allegations are false.

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10 Things Everyone Should Know About Marriage, According To Divorcees

Sometimes you don't know what you don't know unless you've been there.

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Electronic Information in a Divorce

Protecting your electronic information is always important, but when the prospect of a divorce is looming it becomes critical that you shore up any loose ends immediately.

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Staying Calm while Negotiating with Your Ex

Ten tips for staying cool and calm during heated divorce-related negotiations or conversations

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Children and Divorce

As traumatic as divorce can be for the adults involved, it can be even more stressful and confusing for children.

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Child Support and Post-Secondary Education

Court rulings in New Jersey hold that parents are not exempt from college-related expenses even after divorce.

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Establishing Paternity: Biology's Role in Child Custody and Support

In a modern day example of how truth can be stranger than fiction, there is a growing number of child custody and support cases where few things are cut and dry, including paternity.

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Top 5 Custody Dispute Mistakes

As traumatic and emotionally charged as a divorce can be, it is even moreso when children are involved.

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Cheating May Not Be A Death Sentence, And Why It May Happen Again

Cheating on a spouse may be one of the most damaging things that can happen in a relationship. However, if both parties are agreeable, there can be healing and restoration and the relationship does not have to be ended.

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How I Escaped The Prison Of My Codependent Marriage

Codependence is when partners depend so much on the other for their feelings of self-worth that they find themselves unable to function on their own.

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How I Overcame An 8-Year Co-Parenting Struggle

When divorce and remarriage occur, parents find themselves in the situation of sharing parenting duties and responsibilities, often with people who do not share their own parenting styles or preferences.

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7 Things Resilient People Always Do After Heartbreak

Relationships can provide some of our happiest moments and they can also provide some of our biggest heartaches. When relationships go bad, our self-esteem and self-worth can suffer.

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Coping with Separation and Divorce

A legal separation or divorce is a traumatic life event that is difficult for everyone involved, regardless the cause. Recognizing that it is a time of passage and that your feelings will be very unsettled for a time is key to moving on and restarting your life in a healthy way.

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5 Reasons to Adopt

Everyone approaches the option to adopt a child with their own motivations and desires, but in conversations with adoptive parents over the years, I feel I have identified some solid reasons for making this choice.

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Interesting Read: Business Partners After Divorce?

A divorced couple in New Jersey have found ways to move past the difficulties presented when they divorced and to form a thriving greeting card business devoted entirely to divorced couples, aptly named ?Xcards?.

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Life After Divorce: 12 Ways to Rebuild Your Life

Women going through a divorce can be left feeling devastated, desperate, and depressed. They need to know that they will heal, get through the chaos, and be able to get their lives manageable again.

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10 Tips For Single Parents

Single parenting can be challenging at the best of times and seemingly impossible in the worst. Having been there and gained experience in working full time while raising two children, Lisa Dubino offers up some pointers for helping you to keep your sanity in the midst of chaos.

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How To Be Less Of An A**hole In Life And Relationships

If you think of yourself as always being right and your opinions about everything always being the correct way of thinking, then perhaps you are an a**hole, much as Matthew Fray used to be.

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These Exes Became Friendly After Divorce. Here's How They Did It.

Divorce is never easy, but divorced couples are finding ways of remaining friends after the marriage ends.

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How To Raise A Stepfamily When You're Not Quite 'The Brady Bunch'

When two families are blended into one it, creates instant conflicts as stepmoms, stepdads, and stepkids all try to learn how to live as a family without stepping on each other (pun intended).

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