FAMILY LAW BLOG

Stay up-to-date with family law and divorce news, tips and guides by Cindy Best.

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Christmas Time

Remember that Christmas memories for your children will last forever. So, if you are sharing your children with a parent, please remember that it is important to put them first. It helps to create new traditions if this is your first holiday sharing your children. And, kids are not all that concerned about what day … Continue reading Christmas Time

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40 Things Only Divorce Lawyers Know

An interesting article we found on MSN.com about secrets and tips when going through a divorce. “It’s no secret that divorce is a stressful experience. While it’s natural to feel grief about the dissolution of a marriage, spouses also need to consider the more practical implications when a household dissolves. From divvying up assets to creating custody arrangements, the … Continue reading 40 Things Only Divorce Lawyers Know

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House Tax Plan Isn’t Amicable to Divorcing Couples

Another interesting article on The Wall Street Journal about how the new tax bill will impact couples getting a divorce. “Tax-overhaul bill would change treatment of alimony payments on divorce agreements signed after this year. Divorcing couples and their advisers are scrambling to cope with the possibility that alimony won’t be tax deductible for divorce … Continue reading House Tax Plan Isn’t Amicable to Divorcing Couples

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The Most Expensive and Cheapest States For Getting A Divorce

There is an interesting article showing the average cost and fees of divorce in each state. “While the share of marriages that end in divorce has steadily declined over the last 50 years, between 40% and 50% of U.S. marriages end in dissolution, according to the American Psychological Association. In addition to the emotional strain associated with divorce, … Continue reading The Most Expensive and Cheapest States For Getting A Divorce

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Am I Going Crazy?

Kay Atchison, who is a therapist, wrote a great article about divorce and how it can affect you mentally. Take a few minutes to read it and understand what is going on and why it may be happening to you. Read the full article here.

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The GOP Tax Plan Could Make Your Divorce More Expensive – Bloomberg

There was a very interesting article that was sent to me about how the GOP tax plan could make getting a divorce more expensive. Below is the article or you can read the complete posting on their website.  “President Donald Trump knows first-hand that a divorce — or in his case, two — can be … Continue reading The GOP Tax Plan Could Make Your Divorce More Expensive – Bloomberg

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Tug of War over the Children

If you are going through a divorce, what about the kids? If you are thinking of leaving the family home, and there are not court orders in place, then both parents have rights to the kids. Hopefully, the parents can work out an agreement without help from the court. If they cannot, then there is … Continue reading Tug of War over the Children

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Beware Of Phantom Equity

I received an email from Chris Carter Kent, a Real Estate Special Commissioner, and I thought it was important to share. Below is the email she wrote and you can visit here site here for more information.    “It’s SCARY to Use Equity as a Bank Account in Divorce! Will An Over-Valued Home Come Back … Continue reading Beware Of Phantom Equity

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Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat. What does that really mean?  Possibly it means to just be nice or something not so pleasant will happen to you? Maybe we should always behave that way: like someone is coming up to us and saying trick or treat. Just be nice all the time and you’ll have no worries. At … Continue reading Trick or Treat

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