Posts by Jeralyn Lawrence

Co-Parenting and Loyalty Traps

Loyalty Traps That Can Undermine Co-Parenting The number of American children who live with both of their parents is at or below 70%. Statistics also reveal that children of divorce are disadvantaged compared to other kids and that effective co-parenting is essential to ensuring their mental and emotional well-being. Family law attorneys warn that while…

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Divorce and Social Security benefits

Social Security Benefits for Divorced Spouses While the divorce rate in the United States is declining overall, the one among people nearing and at retirement age is actually on the rise. The country now has more people who are eligible for spousal benefits than at any other point since the Social Security Act was enacted…

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Co-Parenting with an Abusive Former Spouse

Is Co-Parenting Possible With an Abusive Former Spouse? Studies show that domestic violence has occurred at least once in two-thirds of all marriages, and some observers have estimated that it is the reason for at least 25% of all divorces. Many divorce attorneys believe that the actual numbers are much higher based on the cases…

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Communicating During and After Your Divorce

How to Achieve Healthy Communication During and After Your Divorce It’s no secret that divorce is tough. Not only are you grieving the loss of your marriage, but you are also navigating a confusing and emotional legal process. On top of all that, you are still expected to communicate with your spouse about things like…

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Protecting Children From an Alcoholic Co-Parent

Monitoring Co-Parents for Abuse of Alcohol Approximately 35% of all divorces in the U.S. cite substance abuse as a reason, and research shows that people married to alcoholics divorce at a much higher rate. More than 60% of divorces involve couples who have younger children, and for parents with alcoholic spouses, this is not a…

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How Will Divorce Impact Your Credit Score?

Your Credit Score and Divorce: What You Need to Know Your credit score is used for everything from renting an apartment to getting favorable rates on a car loan. Unfortunately, the wrong decisions during a divorce can tank this important indicator. To protect your finances, you need to fully understand the way divorce will change…

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