We don’t think anyone would argue that the internet hasn’t contributed to a greater worldwide access to information, knowledge, and entertainment. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic era, the internet provides a lifeline to millions of people. However, there is also a downside. Internet addiction, addiction to online pornography in particular, has emerged as a growing…

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Both marriage and divorce are significant life events, each of which can have implications on your taxes. Whether you are in the process of divorcing, considering divorce, or are fresh from a divorce, it is important to consider the effects your 2020 tax filing may have on your finances. This is even more important if…

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Living with someone who has borderline personality disorder (BPD) can feel confusing and cause anxiety in your relationship. It often leads to rifts in personal relationships and even poses problems in maintaining employment, which can lead to further turbulence due to financial woes. Understanding BPD will go a long way in determining whether your marriage…

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When you and your spouse no longer share the same beliefs as a result of him or her subscribing to what you consider to be radical ideals, sharing a household can become beyond difficult. We aren’t talking about a slightly different view on something or a difference of opinion on one issue; we are talking…

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The pressures of life can be difficult to handle and for some people, marriage can add unexpected stressors. Financial troubles, insecurities that your spouse could be getting attention elsewhere, and arguments that you aren’t holding up your end of your partnership can send a spouse into a downward spiral that includes substance abuse and addiction.…

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The bulk of any litigation is comprised of what is known as the discovery process. This is nothing more than an exchange of information that is relevant to your case. When you hire an attorney, most people think that they’ve hired someone to do all of the work for them so once the litigation process…

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A divorced spouse who claims their benefit at least at Full Retirement Age (FRA) who doesn’t qualify for Social Security based on their own work record will receive 50% of the ex-spouse’s Primary Insurance Amount (PIA) provided they’re not remarried. Claiming earlier than FRA will result in a decreased benefit amount. You cannot double dip…

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One way some difficult parties choose to get under the skin of their soon to be former spouse is by making the inevitable more difficult by avoiding service of the summons and complaint for divorce or even worse, refusing to sign the final agreement. Not to worry if you are the plaintiff spouse trying to…

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Kids of divorce experience the holiday blues at least as much as newly single parents do. It can feel “weird” to split a holiday, or to only see one parent instead of both. This can leave kids feeling angry and frustrated at one (or both) parents and feeling guilty for not somehow making it all…

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When it comes to the topic of divorce, you’ve probably heard people say that it’s not good to stay together just for the children. There’s truth to that but it’s not the only consideration you need to make when faced with the question of whether or not you should end your marriage. Marriage is a…

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Being harassed or feeling fearful every time you step outside your home or workplace alone can be paralyzing. You shouldn’t have to live that way simply because another person has made you the unwanted focus of their attention. Even if you have called the police, you’ve probably heard the same thing over and over. There…

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Financial issues are one of the leading causes of divorce. Many couples find themselves disputing how to split up their assets, leading to a contentious battle between both parties. Though most people focus on the assets, it is important to remember that divorce may raise issues related to your debts as well. Dividing property in…

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It’s no secret that divorce is a challenging and stressful life event. However, when your spouse is narcissistic, going through a divorce can become frustrating and discouraging. Dealing with someone with narcissistic personality disorder is challenging and, often, divorces can become contentious very quickly if you are not thoroughly prepared. What is narcissistic personality disorder…

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It is supposed to happen every month like clockwork for many separated or divorced couples – alimony payments. With Coronavirus causing so much job loss across the country, it may be inevitable that you will experience a reduction in income either due to job furloughs or your employer going out of business. So what does…

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These are certainly trying times for everyone. Life changed in an instant as did a lot of plans that had been set in motion. Suddenly everyone has found their lives in a holding pattern with moves, starting new jobs, attending school, and beginning a new life that was to follow on the heels of separating…

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