Deconstructing The Myth Of The ‘Deadbeat Dad’

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One of the fatal flaws of the child support system is that it takes a collect-at-all-costs approach to gathering payments from the payor. It’s essentially, “pay or else,” which causes catastrophic problems for families if a parent ever falls behind on payments. Say a father unexpectedly loses his job and

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Cultivating Lasting Happiness After Divorce

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As far as traumatic experiences go, it doesn’t get much worse than divorce. In fact, according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, divorce is the second-most stressful life event behind only the death of a spouse. A divorce signals the death of your marriage and often involves a grieving

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Can A Morality Clause Prevent Me From Dating?

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Question: I am going through a divorce and recently went through mediation. She drew up a document stating I can’t have any other women around our children (specifically my girlfriend) unless I get married. This basically makes dating impossible for me. Is she able to do this?

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DadsDivorce Wishes You A Happy Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is a holiday set aside to recognize the unique contributions you make to your children’s lives all year long. Every single day you sacrifice and offer love and support that is essential to your family’s well-being. Those efforts might go overlooked more than they should, but you should

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What We Appreciate About Dads On Father’s Day

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On Sunday, families will take time to celebrate Father’s Day and recognize the love, commitment, and sacrifices dads make throughout the year. While the love we have for our dads is endless, your dedication is still underappreciated. We can’t thank you enough for caring for us, encouraging us, teaching us,

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Video: Tips To Become A Better Co-Parent

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Odds are, you and your ex have your fair share of disagreements. (That is, after all, why you divorced.) That’s natural, but when you have kids then it is your responsibility to do whatever you can to foster a healthy a productive co-parenting relationship with your former spouse. 

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Manage Your Approach To Father’s Day

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Father’s Day after you’ve gone through a divorce can be really tough, especially if the divorce was fairly recent. If you find yourself in that situation this Father’s Day, it might be helpful to shift the way you think about the holiday. There’s a good chance you’re worried about how

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