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November 2011 Archives

Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving

This week is Thanksgiving, and we have been thinking about the "thanks" part of the Thanksgiving holiday. Interestingly enough, research has shown that being grateful has many benefits, ranging from better health, to better relationships, to boosting your mood. Whether gratitude is expressed verbally, or in writing doesn't appear to matter; it remains one of humanity's most powerful emotions and is akin to an emotional 'reset' button.

Top 5 Tips for Happy Holidays, Post-Divorce

The holidays are probably the toughest time of the year for divorced parents. You may not even think about your divorce during your busy daily life, but the holidays can definitely conjure up memories of how things used to be, causing emotions of loneliness, anger and even depression. There are many things you can do, however to make the holidays special for you and your children, post-divorce. Here are a few tips to put the happy back in your holidays after your divorce:

Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation

We hear a lot of confusion and questions about legal separation, so thought it would be good to talk about what a legal separation is, what it means, and what the benefits may be. The most obvious difference between a legal separation and divorce is that a divorce puts a legal end to the marriage. When a couple gets a legal separation, a couple receives a court order that details the rights and responsibilities of each spouse while they are living apart. So, with a legal separation, you are still legally married while choosing to live separate lives.

Different Types of Child Custody

Divorces can be complicated and emotional, particularly when children are involved. And, if you are petitioning for custody, it is crucial to have a skilled divorce lawyer by your side. It's also very important that parents understand the legal terminology and what the difference is between the numerous custody options. Probably the most important distinction to understand is the difference between legal custody and physical custody.

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