What's considered "marital property"?

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via FindLaw

Married couples usually commingle their assets and purchase goods together, so the lines of ownership are blurred. This is a non-issue when couples are happily married and sharing resources, but can become a big headache after a divorce filing. Items that are purchased or otherwise acquired by a married couple are collectively referred to as "marital property." All other, non marital property is called "separate property." Dividing marital property can be difficult and stressful.

Check out this checklist from FindLaw to help with navigating how to divide your marital property: https://bit.ly/2EpgeOL

When a DNA Test Reveals Your Daughter Is Not Your Biological Child

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WORK OF SHELBY HALL / GETTY

A father reflects on an experience that is becoming more common. Hear from Christopher who, after buying his now-15-year-old daughter an AncestryDNA test, found out that he is not her biological father. Two and a half weeks after the discovery, he filed for divorce. Zhang spoke about how the revelation has changed his family, what it’s like to parent a teen going through this, and the particular difficulties of talking about this as a man.

Read more of Christopher’s story: https://bit.ly/2CafNqS

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10 Empowering Tips For Re-Entering The Workforce After Divorce

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by Lee Sears via Divorcedmoms.com

What distinguishes a divorced mom from any other applicant as she re-enters the workforce is that she is either in the midst of crisis or in the wake of a crisis. In the quest to find a job or clients and customers for herself, she will compete with people who are feeling settled and happy or, perhaps, wide-eyed 20-somethings newly out of college and grad school. She will compete against women who do not have the responsibilities of caring for children. She will compete against men. Envisioning where you want to go and who you want to be, takes a tremendous amount of courage and strength that is lost on those who are not in the wake of, emotional trauma.

To find that internal footing from which to launch yourself, try the following 10 tips to boost your sense of empowerment when re-entering the workforce after divorce: https://bit.ly/2MlrcHp

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via Avvo

Parental alienation is the process, and result, of psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent and/or other family members. It occurs almost exclusively with family separation or divorce, particularly where legal action is involved. If your ex-spouse is committing this divisive act, call us to set up a consultation.

Learn more about parent alienation here: https://bit.ly/2sBEUg9