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Blog Posts in April, 2011

  • Preventing Parental Alienation

    || 30-Apr-2011

    Although it is not common, parental alienation can become a problem during divorce cases. Whether you are in the middle of a divorce or are watching another couple go through their own, it is important to stop and prevent any future alienation from occurring. The court system, as the arena where issues like shared parenting, visitation rights and custody matters are discussed, has the power to ...
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  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Prenup

    || 28-Apr-2011

    Are you considering a prenuptial agreement for your upcoming marriage? If so, it is wise to understand the advantages and disadvantages of doing so before drafting up the documents. Although discussing a prenup can be difficult and sticky for some people, it is important to understand why they can be beneficial for both parties. For example, you can protect your personal property; support an ...
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  • Possible Signs of Domestic Violence

    || 16-Apr-2011

    There is no single definition of an abuser, just as there is no prototype for the battered woman. However, there are many common signs that can help you determine whether a friend or loved one is abusing/being abused: The most common identifying factors are injuries, followed by excuses. If the injuries happen in obvious places, such as the face, the abuser is most likely attempting to keep the ...
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  • The Need for Paternity Testing

    || 14-Apr-2011

    If you are uncertain about who the father of your child is, it is necessary to ask your sexual partners to take a paternity test. It will not only help you to determine who the biological father but can provide you with the legal backing to ask for child support. It can provide the mental relief you need if you have been wondering for a while about your child's true father. When you go through ...
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  • Child Custody, Dependents, and Your Taxes

    || 7-Apr-2011

    Be careful when you are filing your taxes for the first time after divorce: even if your children spend equal time with you, you may not be able to declare them as dependents. Depending on the state in which you reside, tax laws are tricky when it comes to child custody and child support matters. Since even the most recent IRS regulations nor tax codes specifically explain what the definition of ...
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  • Divorce, Maintenance, Child Support and Your Taxes

    || 2-Apr-2011

    Good news for those who have yet to file their taxes: the IRS has extended the deadline by three days for 2011. If you have recently become divorced then you need to be aware of changes in your tax filings. For example, parents who get child support are not taxed on that amount of money, nor can those paying child support deduct it from their income tax. However, those who receive alimony will be ...
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