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Recently Separated Or Divorced Parents Need A Plan This Holiday Season

In just a couple of short weeks, families across Pennsylvania and throughout the United States will gather to break bread and give thanks as the official 2016 holiday season kicks off. While typically considered a happy and celebratory time, under even the best of circumstances, the holidays can be stressful.

Talking to children about divorce

Making the decision to end a marriage and go through with a divorce is never easy and many individuals spend months or even years struggling to make things work. For parents, making the decision to divorce is even more complicated as moms and dads must consider their own feelings, emotions and general wellbeing as well as those of a child.

Collaborative law: The process

You and your spouse have made the decision to end your marriage. It's a difficult time, and no matter the circumstances, there will be challenging moments ahead. However, there are some things you can do to reduce the stress and conflict as much as possible and make the process easier on everyone.

Why you shouldn't make false accusations - even during divorce

False accusations happen surprisingly often in divorces. One of the most common scenarios is the woman accusing the man of domestic violence in an attempt to legally force him out of the house and increase the woman's chances of being awarded sole custody. However, false accusations go both ways and can include accusations regarding hiding assets, substance abuse and infidelity.

Co-parenting after a divorce

When a couple in Pennsylvania decides to marry, they typically do so with the thought that they will spend the rest of their lives together. However, the pressures of life, including professions and children, can place a significant strain on a relationship. For some, this strain creates obstacles in the relationship that cannot be overcome and can often lead the couple to a divorce. While this is the best choice for many couples, those with children must be able to maintain a civil relationship in order to come together and co-parent.

The role of prenups in marriage and divorce

When two people are in love, they often have a rosy outlook on life. They likely walk down the aisle with the belief that their marriage will last forever. However, people often change over the course of a marriage, making divorce the logical decision for many couples in Pennsylvania. While having a prenuptial agreement is helpful in a situation such as this, many couples have also found that the process of creating an agreement helps them better manage disagreements in their marriage.

Why You Should Choose Collaborative Law For Your Divorce

The traditional legal system is designed to be adversarial - there are two sides fighting against each other, trying to "win." While this system may work for many legal issues, it is often not effective when used for family law disputes such as divorce or child custody. Rather than there being a clear "winner" and "loser" both sides often walk away feeling as if they lost.

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