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August 2014 Archives

How to save money when doing back-to-school shopping

Earlier this summer we provided a post on the options that divorced and separated parents could have for dealing with the crush of school costs that come with the beginning of a new school year. Indeed, a support modification may not be something that will help right away, but there are other non-judicial efforts that can help.

Smartphone apps that can help with co-parenting

It is amazing how far smartphones have come since the introduction of the first IPhone in 2007. The catch phrase “there’s an app for that” has essentially taken over the world when it comes to making things easier. While people can keep track of their spending, monitor their diets and access the Internet through their phones, divorced and separated parents can also make co-parenting easier with smartphone applications.

Four things that should make you suspicious about your money

One of the most common issues in divorce proceedings has to do with money that comes up missing, or the discovery of secret assets or payments that have been siphoned from a joint bank account. It is hardly unusual to discover physical infidelity in a marriage, but learning about financial infidelity could be even more painful.

How to prepare for an initial consultation with a divorce lawyer

Your initial consultation with a family law attorney should not be intimidating. Indeed, you may have never imagined that you would need an attorney, but your marriage (regardless of whose fault it was) is at a point where you have to think about how you want to live the rest of your life. So your initial meeting with a lawyer should be sound informational session.

Are unmarried dads at a disadvantage in family court?

When faced with a custody or parenting time dispute, fathers may feel as if they are at a significant disadvantage when going to family court. They may feel like judges are already prejudiced against them given how a majority of single parent households are headed by women. While this may be true, it is actually unmarried men who may be at a disadvantage compared to married men.

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