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August 2013 Archives

How to make good decisions during your divorce

Divorce is rarely an emotionless process. For whatever reason, you and your spouse have decided that your marriage is no longer working and should end. Just because it is the right thing, however, does not mean it is easy -- something some Fargo residents may know firsthand. Whether you are sad, angry, frustrated or a combination of those feelings, it is important not to let your emotions cloud your judgement during your divorce

How social media can hurt and help you during divorce

Many North Dakota residents use social media regularly. Updating a Facebook status, documenting an event and posting it to Instagram, or tweeting a thought have become routine for many people. If you are going through a divorce, however, it may be wise to deviate from that routine.

Study suggests people with fewer siblings more likely to divorce

As some North Dakota residents know, growing up in a big family can be chaotic. It can also be a blast and instill a deep connection between you and your siblings. According to researchers, a large family can have other benefits, like reducing your chances of divorce.

Usher's ex seeks custody after son nearly died in pool accident

As some North Dakota parents know, once a court has approved and implemented a child custody plan, you are expected to adhere to it. While there may be some room for adjustment when one of you needs to make a change due to scheduling conflicts, it is difficult to drastically change a custody arrangement. It is not, however, impossible.


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Commandments of Family Law

  1. The only truth your children need to know is that you both love them unconditionally, and that this isn't their fault.
  2. Take the high road — everyone wins when you do what's best for your kids.
  3. Negotiate but don't capitulate — if you are being pushed toward something detrimental for your children, stand your ground.
  4. You can only control yourself and how you respond. Don't engage.
  5. Do set up rules and responsibilities. Kids feel better when routine is continued.
  6. You are still their parent — don't be afraid to be one.
  7. Disneyland is in California, not in your home. Don't set up unreasonable expectations.
  8. It is not their job to take care of you. Repeat that to them. Often.
  9. Yelling is for sports — not court. Good lawyers strongly advocate without being disrespectful to opposing parties.
  10. Fair is a place you go to get cheese curds. Aside from that, nothing in life is fair.

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