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February 2014 Archives

Could shared custody be the new standard?

The standard presumption for parenting when couples get divorced is a controversial topic. Essentially, emotions run high when parents split up, and there may be instances where a parent may not want to share parenting roles. Moreover, some parents may have a sense of entitlement based on gender roles in parenting, and that this dictates who should be the custodial parent going forward.

Improving economy contributes to divorce rate

Few of our posts have focused on the economic implications of divorce. After all, the recession likely contributed to the historic drop in divorces. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, divorces hit a 40-year low in 2009 (the height of the recession). However, as the economy has improved, the number of divorces has increased. 

How to plan for spring break vacations

Around this time of year, it is normal to yearn for green grass, palm trees and sandy beaches. It is nor surprise that you may be seeing an additional number of Sandals vacation commercials. The same with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. But if you are newly divorced or have problems with your ex over parenting time, planning a spring break getaway can be fraught with issues.

Clues suggesting your attorney may be the problem in your divorce

If you think there are problems with your divorce proceeding, it may be easy to blame your attorney. After all, you hired your lawyer to protect your rights and assert your interests as you begin a new life. However, there may be situations where your attorney is not the problem, and the law is simply not on your side.

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