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Entries by Morghan Leia Richardson from 05/2013

True Story: How to Squirrel Away $5,000 to Get Out of a Horrible Marriage (And Get the Kids, House and Alimony)

| Posted 05.09.2013 | Divorce

This woman didn't earn the family's income or even oversee much of the bill payment. Yet for three years she took charge: Unbeknownst to her husband, Anne set up a savings account and had the bank send the statements to a trusted friend.

Every Woman Needs $5,000 in Her Own Account -- Even If It's a Secret

| Posted 05.15.2013 | Divorce

No one sets out to get a divorce. No one sets out to have a car accident, either. But sometimes the minivan gets wrecked, and thank God you have insurance, right? So insure yourself.

Stop Painting Your Ex as a Horrible, Negligent Addict and Resolve Your Divorce Guilt

| Posted 05.17.2013 | Divorce

If you feel like your guilt is getting in the way of having a lower conflict divorce, explore those feelings with a therapist and try to get over it in a positive way.

Custody Battles: The Top Five Things Dads Should Know Before Setting Foot in Court

| Posted 05.23.2013 | Divorce

You are an active dad -- way beyond changing a few diapers. You attend to the emotional needs of your kids and are genuinely involved in caretaking: potty training, homework, tantrums. You're involved in a real, meaningful way. Here's what you should know before going into the courtroom.

Divorce Inequality: What Same-Sex Couples Should Know Before They Say 'I Do'

| Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce

Imagine you need a divorce, but at court you are told that you can't get one because your state doesn't recognize your marriage. How can we expect same-sex couples to leave their lives and move somewhere just to qualify for a divorce?