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Divorce and relationships: Help your children cope with changes

In a family, there are always many different dynamics in play. The children may be learning to cope at school or with new friendships. The adults who may not be getting along well. The dynamics between the parents and children may also be complicated.

Why work with a family law attorney?

With divorces and problems within a family, you may think that the majority can be handled on your own. However, if you're not confident in your understanding of the law, it's always going to be better to work with an attorney. A family law attorney is educated in family law, divorce, adoption and other issues families may deal with.

Take steps to help your kids through a divorce move

Your family is important to you, which is why it's no surprise that you want to make sure your children cope well with divorce. You and your spouse argue about many things, but one thing you can agree on is that your children have to come first. Their health and safety is important to you, and you don't want to see them suffering as a result of your actions.

When should your kids visit your ex's family?

It can be hard to handle going through a divorce when you have children. One of the things you may have to deal with is continued contact with the other side of the family. Even if you and your spouse no longer get along, his or her family is still related to your children and is likely to play a role in their lives.

What you should know and do before taking your kids on vacation

If you're a divorced parent who's making plans to take your kids on vacation somewhere other than the Jersey Shore this summer, it's a good idea to review your custody and visitation agreement. Does it prohibit you or your co-parent from taking the kids out of state without the other's written consent? You may not remember that you and your spouse put that provision in place back when you first divorced and didn't have a lot of mutual trust.

Wendy Williams and husband's split continues to make headlines

Wendy Williams has become more famous lately for her tumultuous personal life than her popular television show. Much of that tumult revolves around her marriage and impending divorce. The New Jersey native, who was born in Asbury Park and raised in Ocean Township, shared a mansion in Livingston with her now-estranged husband, Kevin Hunter. The two have been married for 22 years.

Is an alimony trust a wise option for you?

Now that alimony is no longer tax deductible for those who pay it, many divorcing spouses who are looking at a future of paying substantial amounts to their exes are seeking ways to make their obligations less financially painful. One option that some people are choosing is an alimony trust.

Advice for a faster and more peaceful divorce

Going through a divorce is never an easy emotional experience. There are inevitable bumps in the road of memories that are going to trigger regret, sadness, anger, sentiment and much more. The grieving process is real, just as it is in death. Although you may have to go through a long healing process, your divorce is entirely separate.

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