Take the steps necessary throughout divorce proceedings to physically separate. Consider the move ahead in the following three stages:

·      Before

Make all critical, legal agreements necessary with your spouse. Develop a solid financial statement, separating debts and assets. Pay off as much as possible, clearly define debts, and keep records of divorce expenses.

·      During

You may have to sell the family home. If you need money to move on, and are waiting for the sale, raise funds while you wait. Consider a bridge loan, selling off stocks, or borrow from your 401(k).

·      After

Check your credit to remove post-divorce, home-buying obstacles, and get a clear view of your income. Keep home buying in line with your new situation.

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When a Prenup Gets Thrown Out

by News on July 14, 2014

You don’t have to live with a bad prenuptial agreement. It is definitely worth your time and effort to have a good lawyer reexamine the terms. If you find that the pre-nup significantly reduces the amount you would have received without the agreement, then you should take measures to have the pre-nup set aside. Besides issues of fairness, it is important to deal with fraud, duress, and full disclosure. Were you made fully aware of all financial information, and was it presented in any way that felt like force or pressure? If your pre-nup did not protect you or secure your future, call a lawyer right away.

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How Facebook Is Busting Deadbeat Dads

July 11, 2014

If you want to stay under the “deadbeat dad” radar, don’t flash your cash on Facebook. There seem to be some fathers who fail to see the wisdom in hiding their funds from social media, even though they’ve been hiding them from the child support office. They also seem to be unaware that the money […]

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The #1 Secret Weapon and Surprising Best Friend In Your Divorce

July 7, 2014

When the financial realities of divorce must be accepted and managed, it’s easy to get caught up in feelings of entitlement, sentimentality, and a desire to “win.”  The best plan moving ahead is tied closely to your calculator. The fact of the matter is, the numbers don’t lie. It is crucial to your future happiness that […]

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Are there Legal Ramifications if Child’s Around Pre-Divorce Boyfriend?

July 4, 2014

A father asks DivorceDads.com how to handle his wife’s decision to expose his young son to her new love interest after divorce papers were served, but before any mediation that would determine parenting parameters. He is advised to seek counsel quickly, in order to obtain the correct help in court. His wife’s indiscretion may necessitate […]

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Changing Pot Laws Prompt Child-Endangerment Review

June 30, 2014

Are pot-using parents still criminals? Even in Colorado? Parents are finding that pot use can still be a dangerous legal prospect in their personal lives. Pot remains illegal federally, and is actually still considered as dangerous as heroin. There are few guidelines outlining how to manage this legal gap. Essentially, adults can use it but […]

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Kids’ Obesity Risk Rises With Parents’ Divorce

June 27, 2014

Whether it’s the bad eating habits that accompany family stress, the indulgences of the non- custodial parent, or the reduced supervision that may come with single parenting:  Obesity and divorce are fast becoming a closely connected pair. With obesity comes a host of increased risks to childhood health. Given the high number of divorces in […]

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Five Custody Myths Separating Parents Need to Know

June 23, 2014

Don’t let five myths about child custody keep you up at night. First, the mother does not always win. Courts would rather provide a more balanced family perspective for children when possible. Second, your prescription for antidepressants is not a negative. It demonstrates that you are a responsible parent, not a loose cannon. Third, you […]

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What Child Support Does Not Cover

June 20, 2014

Every parent wants the best for their children. Who wouldn’t want their child to have extracurricular opportunities, like piano lessons or little league? Unfortunately, many times a custodial parent doesn’t realize that those extras, and the costs entailed, will likely fall on their shoulders. Child support in many states does not cover enrichment and higher-level […]

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Setting a Positive Example for Tech Use with Your Kids

June 16, 2014

Technology can help or hurt your family. It is important to monitor closely the impact of those glowing screens as you and yours navigate divorce, new family dynamics, and healthy boundaries. Keep a vigilant eye on addictive tendencies. Sometimes the pain of divorce, and a multitude of changes, will make the constantly available escape of […]

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