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Important steps to safely leave an addicted or abusive spouse

Some people already know that their spouse has an anger problem when they get married, while others could be with their spouse for years before they experience any kind of abuse. Regardless of when your spouse showed you their true colors, chances are good that you wanted to believe things would get better with time.

Unfortunately, most abusive relationships get worse as time goes on, not better. It can take a lot of courage to work up the will to leave a spouse who has hurt you physically or emotionally. However, leaving is what is best in the long run. To most effectively protect yourself and any children you share with your spouse, you need to think about documenting your experiences before you leave the family home or file for divorce.

A good parenting plan can make going back to school easier 

You tried your best to make your marriage work for the kids. Now you’re getting a divorce and wondering what’s going to happen when school starts again. By making a parenting schedule, you and your ex can have time with your kids and a schedule that works for everyone.  

Creating this plan is an important part of your divorce. It can make the process easier for you and your kids.

How do money problems contribute to divorce?

Even if you both have the best intentions, you and your spouse may fight over money. You might not have kids, but money issues can still cause problems in your relationship.

There are many money-related problems you could encounter in your marriage, and it’s possible these concerns could lead you towards a divorce. What are scenarios where money can become an issue in your marriage?

Success as a divorced dad

Going through a divorce can be very scary, especially if a custody battle is involved. If you and your spouse cannot come to a joint-custody agreement, the court may determine which parent will be the custodial parent of your child. The custodial parent gets physical or legal custody, or both, of your child.

The court may choose the custodial parent based on your child’s best interest. There are many factors that the court considers in custody hearings.

Common reasons why older couples divorce

Though couples over 50 still tend to get divorced less than younger couples, the rate of gray divorces has doubled since 1990. Many may have certain preconceived notions about an older couple divorcing. They may associate leaving a long-time partner with a mid-life crisis, the presence of another lover, or some other extenuating factor.

While leaving a marriage after several decades may seem inexplicable to outsiders, the decision can often have a positive effect on one or both spouses. Here are some common reasons why older couples may decide to separate.

Three tips for co-parenting with a narcissist

Co-parenting can be challenging under the best circumstances. Co-parenting with a narcissistic ex-spouse can sometimes feel next to impossible. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind to help your co-parenting experience be as stress free as possible.

Keep parental conflict away from your child

What will happen to your business after divorce?

Business owners have plenty on their plates. Throw a divorce into the mix and life can become even more overwhelming. While there are many different elements to navigate during divorce, as a business owner, you may be particularly concerned about what is going to happen to your business.

Divorce and business is a particularly complicated issue to navigate. You may have questions that you cannot find the answers to. Here are a few common issues people encounter during divorce.

How can you prepare yourself for a divorce?

Getting a divorce can be overwhelming and extremely complicated. It is a difficult experience to go through, emotionally and mentally. Unfortunately, there is no easy or simple way to navigate the process.

However, there are certain ways you can reduce your stress during a divorce and better prepare yourself for what will happen. Here are a few ways you can prepare and be ready to take on this experience.

How can you protect your business during divorce?

If you are a business owner, getting a divorce may be even more complicated than usual. While you have to consider your family, finances and the emotional effects of divorce, you also have to think about your company and its future. Navigating a divorce when there is a business involved can be complex and stressful. Just like with other assets and finances, your business may have to be divided between you and your spouse during a divorce.

Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your business from the toll of your divorce. There are a few steps you can take before your divorce is even filed to help guard your business from the effects of an upcoming divorce, letting you keep your company intact and thriving. What methods are there to do this?

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