Are Second Marriages at Greater Risk of Divorce?

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The divorce rate for second marriages is higher than that of first marriages. In the U.S., about 50% of first marriages and 67% of second marriages end in divorce.

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How You Should Modify Your Estate Plan After an Adoption

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When a person adopts a child, he or she should review and update an estate plan to ensure beneficiaries receive their benefits as smoothly as possible. Modifying the estate plan ensures that major life changes are reflected, the right people are included, and the parents’ wishes are carried out after they’re gone.

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Understanding the Accepted Standards of Value in Divorce Cases

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Investment value, fair market value, and fair value are the commonly accepted standards of value in divorce cases. Divorce can become more complicated when a business is involved. A standard of value is a set of conditions under which a closely held business will be valued.

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Areas of the Law

Mandatory Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Wills Vs. Trusts

Proper Etiquette Tips When in a Zoom / Court Meeting

Don’t Let Your Custody Battle Turn You Into a Helicopter Parent

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Custody disputes can bring out the worst parenting behaviors. Helicopter-parenting deprives the child(ren) of coping abilities, leading children to live more apprehensive, entitled, and ineffective lives. There are many manifestations of helicopter parenting. Awareness helps children of divorce have healthier development and relationships with their parents.

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Is It Time to Have the Break-Up Conversation with Your Spouse?

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A conversation about breaking-up will be remembered forever. It is one of the most difficult discussions spouses can have. Organizing one’s thoughts and preparing emotionally are crucial steps that will set the tone for the divorce. If leaving an abusive relationship, a safety plan should be in order before the abuser is aware of the situation.

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