A Love Letter to the Stepmoms — From a Dad Who Knows Your Worth

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It is hard being a stepmom. It’s a job. It’s a calling. It’s a labor of love. It’s confusing. It’s complicated. It can be thankless. It can be exhilarating. It can be rewarding. It can be devastating. It can be the best decision you’ve ever made. It can also be a bruise upon your life that never heals.

Read this father’s tribute to stepmoms everywhere: https://bit.ly/2vjmOAT

You don't have to face this alone

At the Thomas Family Law Firm, PLC, we understand how emotionally draining and difficult divorce can be, particularly if you attempt to deal with it alone.

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The truth of the matter is that you need a strong and knowledgeable legal advocate in your corner looking out for your best interests, regardless of whether your divorce is complex or relatively simple. After all, making even the smallest mistake can impact your financial future as well as your relationships with family members. Because we recognize that no divorce is the same, we work hard to find creative solutions that address your unique legal needs ― solutions that benefit you and your children.

Contact us today and let one of our experienced attorneys guide you through the divorce process and explain your legal rights and divorce options.

Learn more about our firm: https://www.thomasfamilylaw.net/divorce

How Long Does Mediation Take?

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via FindLaw

The complexity of the issues and ability of the individuals to be flexible as they negotiate a fair agreement determines the length of the mediation. Every case is different, but the average case usually takes at least three to four two-hour mediation sessions, spread out over at least a month or two. More complex cases can take four to six months to complete.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2TNXMbT

10 Signs of a Healthy, Effective Co-Parenting Relationship

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Odilon Dimier/PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections/Getty Images

by Jennifer Wolf via VeryWellFamily

It takes a lot of work for two parents to get to the point where they can say their co-parenting relationship is actually going really well. For most families, there is much room for improvement. Rather than focusing on what's not working, though, identify what is going well so that you can accentuate the positive as work toward resolving conflicts with your ex. The following signs are evidence indicators of a healthy and productive co-parenting relationship.

As you read them, consider what already works for you, as well as those areas you hope to improve. https://bit.ly/2Sj6tKw

Vast majority of Modern Orthodox rabbis require a prenuptial agreement for marrying couples

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Wedding rings (Abhishek Jacob/Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

via Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Some 84 percent of Modern Orthodox rabbis in the United States require couples they marry to sign a prenuptial agreement that guarantees neither side can use the religious divorce, or get, as a bargaining chip. Read more: https://bit.ly/2FoottL