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Por qué un buen divorcio es mejor para los niños que un mal matrimonio

(13) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 1:31 AM

Cualquiera que se esté planteando el divorcio sabe que hay muchas investigaciones que demuestran que para los niños es complicado. Si te lo estás planteando o estás en proceso de divorciarte, te parecerá que los investigadores están prediciendo lo peor para tu hijo. Como abogada experta en divorcios y mediadora,...

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10 Things I Wish Restaurants Understood About Gluten Intolerance

(30) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 3:24 PM

1. If you post your gluten-free menu on your website, it's more likely I (and people like me) will come to your restaurant. So many restaurants offer separate GF menus, but don't post them online. How do I know you offer this if you don't post it? I always evaluate...

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Why You Need the Law Guardian on Your Side in Your Child Custody Case

(5) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 2:42 PM

In most states, an attorney is appointed to represent the children in a divorce or custody case. This person is called the law guardian, or guardian ad litem. Having an attorney appointed to represent your kids can feel strange and a bit scary.

Purpose of the Law Guardian

You and...

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Why a Good Divorce Is Better Than a Bad Marriage for Kids

(96) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 1:56 PM

Anyone who is considering divorce knows that there is a lot of research demonstrating that divorce is difficult for children. If you're considering divorce or in the process of getting one it can seem as though researchers are shaking their fingers at you, predicting the worst for your child. As...

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Brazilian Cheese Puffs in a Muffin Tin

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 12:10 PM

BrazillianCheesePuff5Every couple of years or so we find ourselves at a Brazilian BBQ restaurant - sometimes called a churrascaria. If you're not familiar, gauchos come around with hot rotisserie meats cooked on skewers and carve pieces off at...

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Gluten-Free Travel: Finding Local Specialties

(6) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 3:50 PM

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If you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, travel may seem nearly impossible. It's hard enough to find food you can eat at the grocery store at home or at the few local restaurants you trust. Heading out...

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Why You Need a Social Media Clause in Your Divorce

(5) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 9:18 AM

2015-02-26-sFACEBOOKsmall.jpg Social media has become a huge part of all of our lives, but did you know you need to include it in your divorce? There are several ways social media can play a role in your divorce.

When you divorce, you...

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Recession Co-Parenting

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 12:15 PM

The recession has hit all of us where it hurts the most -- in our wallets. If you're looking for ways to save money, don't forget to look to your co-parenting agreement for ways to make some cuts.

Reduce Legal Fees

If you are currently in a divorce or are...

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Courtroom Antics that Get You Nowhere

(7) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 2:16 AM

You've heard the horror stories--the husband who manages to convince the court he's making $20,000 a year when he's really making $200,000 or the wife who lies and says her husband abused her so she could walk away with a huge settlement. There are many urban legends about people pulling...

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Avoid Gift-Giving Gripes

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 3:00 AM

Sharing the holidays with your ex can be a challenge. Arranging the schedule so that not only both parents, but also extended family, has time with your child can be a gargantuan task. However, one important aspect that most divorced parents don't give much consideration is having a cooperative approach...

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Goosed by the Gosselins

(7) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 4:32 PM

The Gosselins are in the news again. Don't know who they are? The family of twins and sextuplets from Jon & Kate Plus Eight, and now Kate Plus Eight. After going through a very public divorce, the family has now settled into a post-divorce life. The family recently made headlines...

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Divorce And The Media

(5) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 9:10 AM

If you have children ages eight and up, they probably see a lot about divorce on TV, and they've probably heard about the latest break-ups. Every time a big celebrity couple (Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, etc.) hits the rocks, you can't avoid it on...

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Dealing With Dollars

(7) Comments | Posted November 8, 2010 | 9:30 AM

An important part of most parenting arrangements has to do with money. If you're the primary residential parent, it's likely your ex is paying you child support and is responsible for expenses like medical costs, school expenses and more. Money is a pretty dicey area for a divorced couple to...

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