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November 2016 Archives

Holiday stress can trigger alcohol-related domestic violence

For many, the holidays are a time of gatherings and celebrations. And alcohol is often a part of the festivities. But while beer, wine, and other such beverages may enhance a party atmosphere or serve to help people relax, there is also a very dark side to drinking. The sad fact is, some people lose control and even become violent when they have had too much to drink. And these violent tendencies are far too often unleashed on a loved one.

Effective negotiation can help you control custody decisions

A divorce can be more than just a parting of the ways between two people. It can be one of the most emotionally charged events in a person's life. This is especially true if there are children involved. And if you are currently going through a divorce, you may understand how difficult it is to maintain your composure when negotiating child custody issues.

What to do about the house when divorcing

One of the hardest things you will have to do when divorcing is deciding who gets the house. Because it is such a high-value asset, a house can be the source of tremendous contention. And some people have an emotional attachment to their home and find the thought of giving it up quite upsetting. But typically, it is best to take a pragmatic approach when figuring out how the house will be handled in the final property settlement.

State program helps locate parents who fail to pay child support

If you are a single parent, you likely need every dollar of your income to cover your expenses. And if your child's other parent is accountable for providing monthly child support, that money is also very important for you and your child's well-being. As such, it is imperative that those support payments arrive, in full, every month.