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April 2016 Archives

Does social networking make a divorce more likely?

Social networking is incredibly popular. While it used to be mainly aimed at college students, adults of all ages now use it extensively. However, one study did find that there's a potential drawback, as the use of social networking sites has been linked to unhappiness in marriage and to divorce.

Can you make your own child custody agreement?

When approaching a divorce, you may think that the only option you have is to go before the judge and let him or her decide who will get custody of your children. This can make you feel powerless, so you may also be wondering if there's any way for you to make these decisions on your own.

Some parents claim children are brainwashed

Parental alienation is basically a process by which one parent turns a child against the other parent. This often happens when the parents are going through a bitter divorce and they are fighting over child custody. Some parents have even said that this goes so far that it should be considered brainwashing, tricking the children into making exaggerated or even false claims.

You may want two plans in your prenup

When writing a prenuptial agreement, you're setting up a plan for what happens when the marriage ends, through death or divorce. This governs many financial decisions, such as how property is divided and to whom it is left. However, it's important to note that you may actually want to set up two different plans in the prenup, one that kicks in when you divorce and another that is used if one of you passes away.