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Initiating Divorce During the Holidays
Posted on Dec 21, 2016 By McKinley Irvin
It’s not uncommon for a person or couple to decide to divorce around the holidays. Many do choose to wait until after the new year to file, which is why there are typically a lot more divorce ...
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How Blended Families Survive the Holidays
Posted on Nov 21, 2016 By McKinley Irvin
Holidays should be a time of great family memories and warmth. When families become blended following divorce or remarriage, however, the holiday season can cause many to suffer from unwanted anxiety ...
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Can Divorced Families be Healthy Families? [Infographic]
Posted on Nov 1, 2016 By McKinley Irvin
For more information on how to prioritize healthy family relationships during and after divorce: Telling Your Children About Divorce How to Successfully Co-Parent after a Divorce When Divorce Makes ...
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How to Prevent Your Spouse from Taking Your Child Out of the Country
Posted on Oct 19, 2016 By McKinley Irvin
If you are married to a citizen of another country, have children, and are divorcing or considering a divorce, it is natural to fear what would happen if your spouse were to take your children out of ...
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What Science Really Says About Kids and Divorce
Posted on Sep 1, 2016 By McKinley Irvin
Every year, roughly 1.5 million children in the United States witness their parents divorce. Many parents believe their children will suffer a wide range of emotional trauma during the process. Will ...
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How Much Child Support Will I Get in Washington State?
Posted on Aug 23, 2016 By McKinley Irvin
Child support in Washington State is calculated using the Washington State Child Support Schedule (WSCSS) to determine how much child support must be paid to a custodial parent each month. This ...
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Should You Forgive Your Spouse After Divorce?
Posted on Jun 2, 2016 By McKinley Irvin
Divorces come with a long list of difficult emotions – anger, resentment, sadness, fear, and uncertainty for the future, among others. It is therefore understandable that you have difficulty ...
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How Divorce May Affect Children and What to Do About It
Posted on Nov 10, 2015 By McKinley Irvin
Going through a divorce is a difficult experience for anyone, but it is especially traumatic on children. Often, one parent essentially disappears from the family home, even if they still see that ...
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When Divorce Makes you a Better Parent
Posted on Sep 8, 2015 By McKinley Irvin
A “ divorce selfie ” went viral last week – new divorcee Shannon Neuman posted a selfie of herself and her now ex-husband Chris Neuman outside the courthouse where they finalized ...
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What Happens if You Violate a Parenting Plan?
Posted on Apr 21, 2015 By McKinley Irvin
When a parent violates a court-ordered or agreed upon parenting plan, they run the risk of being held in contempt of court. Not only that, but they could face custody and visitation-related ...
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Parental Alienation: What Is It, and What Can You Do to Prevent It?
Posted on Jan 20, 2015 By McKinley Irvin
Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is behavioral pattern of unjust dislike or hatred toward one parent. PAS is typically linked to child custody disputes during divorce. PAS was first observed by Dr. ...
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Divorce Tips for the Stay-at-Home Mom
Posted on Jan 15, 2015 By McKinley Irvin
Stay-at-home moms face special challenges during divorce, but judges rarely take these factors into consideration. Finding a job is one of the biggest post-divorce challenges you can face as a ...
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Holiday Survival Guide for Divorced Parents
Posted on Dec 22, 2014 By McKinley Irvin
For many people, the holiday season causes as much stress as it does joy – especially if you are a divorced parent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately four million divorced ...
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How Living Together Affects Child Support and Spousal Maintenance
Posted on Jul 28, 2014 By McKinley Irvin
What Happens to Child Support and Spousal Maintenance if You Cohabitate During or After Divorce? Couples going through a divorce are often unclear as to what legal effect, if any, moving in with a new ...
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