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Many single mothers rely on child support for additional money each month after a divorce, especially if they weren’t working before, or have lost their job, or need to stay at home with the kids instead of looking for other work. Unfortunately, anything to do with child support or money will often add even more tension to a situation that’s already difficult. That’s why every state has laws and regulations set up to make sure single parents get the support they need for their children. Here’s how to apply for child...

Protecting your child from harm is something you’ve always focused on. Whether it’s been by putting up a baby gate, making sure cupboards and doors are locked, strapping her into a car seat, or dressing him warmly before letting him out to play, you’ve done your best to make sure that your child is safe from physical harm. That might even be one of the reasons you’ve decided to get divorced or separate from your partner. However, during the process of divorce and the long-term decisions surrounding custody and visitation,...

When you’re getting divorced, there are so many emotional issues that come up that you need to handle. It’s hard keeping a clear head, managing changes in your home and life, protecting your children, and still trying to make the best decisions. When you start getting into arguments about custody, things can get really bad for you, and for your whole family. However, this is a critically important part of any divorce or separation. What you say, do, and sometimes even think may change the outcome of the court’s decision....

Divorce is a difficult experience for everyone. No one undertakes it lightly, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Once you are certain that your marriage has irretrievably broken down, or he has left for good, divorce and all the misery it entails is the only option. That said, sometimes, being apart once and for all draws a line under an unhappy relationship and can actually be a bit of a relief, although it is usually tough for the kids unless they have been actively abused by their father. However, in many marriages, neither parent...

Although it is very common these days, with an alleged one in three marriages ending in divorce, the break up of an established relationship or a marriage is never easy to deal with. Divorce is painful emotionally for both parties, even when a relationship has broken down to the point of no return. It can be even more painful if there has been infidelity involved, and worse still when the couple have children.   Why is divorce so painful? Sometimes, during a divorce process you can experience deep feelings of loss. It’s more...

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