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Divorcing a Narcissist

The divorce process isn’t easy for anyone, but when your spouse is particularly self-absorbed or narcissistic, the entire process can be especially challenging. A narcissist is a very extreme ...
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Celebrating Father's Day After Divorce

After you and your family have undergone a significant change, you’ll realize that some days are more difficult than others. Father’s Day, for example, can be a challenge after you and ...
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What Are Temporary Orders in a Divorce Case?

Once your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will have a detailed agreement outlining how to handle each aspect of your divorce. Your settlement agreement can include rules regarding child ...
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Divorce and Self-Employment: What You Need to Know

Every divorce will come with its challenges, but when one or both spouses are self-employed, these challenges may become particularly problematic. For the spouse who is divorcing their self-employed ...
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6 Ways to Be a Better Parent After Your Divorce

Between court dates and discussions of property division and child custody, the divorce process can be stressful, time-consuming, and expensive. As difficult as these aspects of divorce may be, if you ...
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Where Should I Live During My Divorce?

One of the bigger decisions you need to make at the start of your divorce – or before you file for divorce – is where you will live. Often, the question is, who moves out? For couples with ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Parental Custody

In the state of Washington, non-parental custody is only granted in special circumstances. Understanding the circumstances that allow for non-parental custody and visitation can be difficult and ...
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What to Do if You Think Your Spouse is Spying on You

Everyone has a right to certain privacies, even from your spouse. If you discover that your spouse may be spying on you, you will likely feel your personal space has been invaded and your trust has ...
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What to Do If You Are Blindsided by Divorce

All couples fight, right? But differentiating between those squabbles and the arguments that end marriages is sometimes easier said than done. Some spouses are aware of a mutual loss of love in a ...
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Should You Change Lawyers in the Middle of Your Divorce?

When you commit to working with one attorney for your divorce, it can sometimes be tricky to switch to a new attorney in the midst of your split. Some people may wish to change attorneys because they ...
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4 Tips for Your Divorce Deposition

Some divorce matters require each spouse to go through a deposition. A divorce deposition is essentially a testimony you give to the opposing attorney, out of court. You will be sworn in and are ...
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How Domestic Violence Could Impact Your Divorce

When there is domestic violence in a marriage, ending that marriage is usually more complicated than a typical divorce. Domestic violence includes any type of physical abuse, sexual abuse, stalking, ...
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Selling the House During Divorce: Everything You Need to Know

As a couple goes through the process of a divorce, deciding what to do with the marital home can be tricky. Sometimes one person may wish to keep the house by buying the other spouse out, or they may ...
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3 Key Changes in the New Tax Bill That May Affect Your Divorce

By James Stensel President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Reform Bill into law on December 22, 2017, representing the biggest tax overhaul since the 1986 bill signed into law by Ronald Reagan. While all ...
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Top 4 Things to Do Before Initiating a Divorce

If you feel you are ready to initiate a divorce, make sure that you are prepared to start the process off on the right foot by thinking ahead and creating a plan. The divorce process can be long, ...
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How to Practice Self-Care During Divorce

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult things you ever do. Even the most amicable splits can feel overwhelming and stressful, and contentious divorces can leave you feeling drained ...
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5 Co-Parenting Tips for When You and Your Ex Don't Get Along

When you and your ex have a contentious relationship, it can make parenting much more difficult. Whether you were married to your ex or not, splits can be emotionally difficult and may result in ...
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How to Handle Your First Christmas After Divorce

If you’ve recently divorced and are experiencing some major changes in family life, you might be a little worried about how it all will affect the upcoming holiday season. The holidays are ...
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Divorce Tips: Be Careful Who You Listen To

When you are going through a divorce there are a lot of information sources out there, though some are more reliable than others. With just a few taps on your phone, you can even have an entire stack ...
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What is a Parenting Plan Modification?

Life is rarely, if ever, consistent, especially where children are involved. When our jobs, living situation, financial stability, or personal affairs change, it is only natural that other aspects of ...
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How Can Emotional Abuse Impact My Divorce?

Whenever abuse is involved in a marriage, the divorce invariably becomes more complicated – emotionally and legally. In marriages where some type of abuse transpired, it is very likely that the ...
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Common Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples

Marriage equality may have felt like a big leap and in many ways, it was, but we still have a long way to go before same-sex couples enjoy true legal equality in family matters. Just like any other ...
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When Will My Divorce Be Finalized?

A divorce is officially finalized when the judge signs the paperwork for his or her final decision. At the very least, a divorce in Washington will take 3 months, which is the minimum waiting period. ...
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What Happens if My Spouse Doesn't Hire a Divorce Lawyer?

Regardless of the purpose, whether to save money or for personal reasons, some people simply choose not to hire an attorney to represent them during their divorce. If your spouse decides to go this ...
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Are Political Differences Causing More Divorces?

There is plenty for couples to argue about in a divorce without throwing politics into the mix, but that seems to be precisely what’s happening. Amid the current political upheaval, it seems ...
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