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Thanksgiving Survival For Divorced Dads

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Thanksgiving is upon us. Though it’s traditionally full of family, friends, and other loved ones, this time of year is often tough for newly divorced dads. You may feel alone, especially if you don’t have your kids for the holiday. But there are ways to cope and survive what can be a difficult time. Most custody arrangements split major holidays between the parents. Part of establishing the parenting plan during divorce usually involves hashing this …

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Fascinating Remarriage Statistics

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Divorce is a common occurrence. According to the predominant wisdom, roughly half of all marriages eventually end in divorce. The average age for a first divorce is also younger than you might think, only 30. It makes sense that those who divorce at such a young age might give it another go down the road. And because of that, an increasing number of marriages involve people getting remarried. According to a recent report from the …

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Can Science Predict Divorce?

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Many factors contribute to divorce. By the time you get to the point where you consider ending your marriage, you likely notice all kinds of problems. Sometimes we see friends, family members, and acquaintances heading for a metaphorical cliff even when they can’t. But is it possible to predict divorce ahead of time? The answer is probably not. There are, however, certain factors that indicate one union is less likely to find success than another. …

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10 Great Halloween Horror Movies For The Family

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It’s the spookiest time of the year. The leaves have changed, the nights grow longer, and Halloween lurks right around the corner. There’s always been something about this season that leads people to marathon horror movies. Maybe it’s the general darkness, that the weather’s bad so staying inside makes more sense, or it’s just fun to sit through cinematic scares. It’s also a game the whole family can play. With that in mind, here are …

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Alcohol Abuse And Divorce Rates

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Divorce is an emotional, tumultuous time, even in the best situations. It can lead to despair and depression. After divorce, people often engage in a variety of unhealthy, potentially risky behaviors. Alcohol abuse frequently plays into this. Increased drinking has long been associated with ending marriages. In many cases, alcohol abuse has been cited as a cause of divorce. However, a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry draws a distinct link between divorce …

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Fighting False Abuse Allegations

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When most people think about divorce, they imagine heated exchanges, arguments, and conflict. It’s a volatile time. Spouses often have more than their share of bitterness and anger, and mudslinging is common. Some claims are legitimate, others not so much. Unfounded abuse allegations rank among the most nefarious of these. Unfortunately, these often have a negative impact in divorce cases. Such implications make frequent appearances in the headlines of tabloid gossip magazines. They surface in …

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Grandparents’ Custody And Visitation Rights

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With blended families, step-siblings, adoption, same-sex couples, extended clans, and more, the notion of family means different things to different people. In most cases, parents play the largest role in raising children, but not always. Depending on the circumstances, grandparents may find themselves in the traditional parental role. This begs the question: what visitation and child custody rights do grandparents have in California? There are many reasons why grandparents play a large role in child-rearing. …

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Privacy During Divorce

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We see it all the time in the media. Magazines, TV shows, and websites have made a cottage industry sharing the salacious details of celebrity splits. It’s a tabloid staple; the public can’t get enough. While you may not be rich and famous, it brings up questions about protecting privacy during divorce and beyond. Former Spice Girl and current America’s Got Talent judge, Mel B., is in the process of divorcing her husband, Stephen Belafonte. …

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8 Things You Should Never Do During Divorce

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In divorce, emotions run high. You may feel the temptation to lash out at your soon-to-be ex and exact a bit of retribution. Most experienced lawyers, however, will tell you that’s a bad idea. There are certain things you should never do during divorce. No matter how angry you may feel, it’s important to keep your cool. That’s often easier said than done, but maintaining an even keel is the best way to make sure …

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How Fantasy Football Can Benefit Divorced Dads

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Do you feel that? As August draws to a close and September creeps closer, that only means one thing: it’s almost time for football. The 2017 NFL season kicks off soon, and with it comes fantasy football. And just because the Chargers moved up the road, doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy Sunday afternoons. You may already be waist deep in stat sheets, injury reports, and articles about sleeper picks that will give you the …

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Jobs With Highest Divorce Rate?

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While there may be one major factor that tips the scale—infidelity, money troubles, general incompatibility—divorce rarely has a single cause. In most cases, the real reasons behind the decision to end a marriage are much more complicated. Many things contribute to the decay of a marriage, but jobs often play a big role in filing for divorce. It makes sense that employment status factors into divorce. After all, money issues and stress over paying bills often …

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6 Back To School Tips Divorced Dads Should Know

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We’re at the halfway point in August, and if it hasn’t settled in yet, it’s almost time for the kids to go back to school. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. It’s already happened in some school districts. This is often a stressful time for kids and parents alike, but it’s especially hard on newly divorced dads. The new school years arrives with many new challenges. Kids have to deal with new classmates, …

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Child Custody Modification: What If Your Kids Hate Living With Your Ex?

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Child custody battles during divorce often become heated and contentious. Afterward, tensions and ill feelings can continue to fester. It’s bad enough when this just exists between parents, but what about when it involves the kids? What if your child hates living with your ex? What can you do? Can you change child custody or modify a parenting plan? We all know that parents aren’t always the kids’ favorite. Mothers and fathers have the job …

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Back To School Already? 5 End-Of-Summer Family Adventures

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Is it August already? Really? Where did the summer go? Didn’t it just start? Don’t worry if you find yourself asking these questions, you’re not alone. Summer slipped past all of us. But there’s also plenty of time for one last grand adventure before the kids head back to school. One of the best parts of living in San Diego is that there’s always something going on. There’s no dearth of events or activities, and …

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The Trump Effect: Can Politics Cause Divorce?

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It’s taken many forms over the years, but the saying goes, never talk religion or politics in polite company. Etiquette manuals cite this maxim, and even Peanuts creator Charles Schulz had a version. Though his added the Great Pumpkin to the mix. Regardless of the source, it’s sound advice. These are loaded topics that people tend to feel strongly about one way or the other. Conversations of this nature often become heated and cause conflict. …