Podcast: Who Will Get Custody Of The Family Dog?

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Are you wondering who will get custody of the family dog in your divorce? You're not alone. With over 63 percent of American households owning pets, including more than 44 million dogs, it's a question that more and more couples are facing and it's  a question that can become every bit as contentious as issues around shared parenting time. As a lawyer, mediator and … [Read more...]

How To Survive With Your Alcoholic Spouse In Recovery

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Having your spouse admit their drinking problem is a significant milestone; having them commit to recovery is another. While it may have taken months or years to get to this point, realistically it's going to be another eighteen months, two years before you can do any sort of meaningful work on your relationship. That begs the question, how will you survive your … [Read more...]

Podcast: Is There An Easy Way To Divide Up Your Personal Assets In Divorce?

Home Inventory | divorce support | Since My Divorce

Is there an easy way to divide up your personal assets in divorce? Unless you're willing to walk away from everything, probably not. Sooner or later, you and your STBX are going to have to go through your home and decide who gets what. Experts will tell you to put the emotions away and approach this rationally but that's hard to do when you're still dealing with the pain of … [Read more...]

Does Your Spouse’s Drinking Problem Mean Divorce?

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Knowing how much your spouse drinks, even feeling that they drink too much, is not the same as seeing your spouse's drinking as a problem. Once you do recognize that the alcohol is interfering with your relationship, you'll inevitably wonder could your spouse's drinking problem mean divorce. That can create a moral or ethical dilemma because when you got married you may have … [Read more...]

When Does Drinking Become A Problem In A Marriage?

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There are many reasons why marriages don't last and usually it's not just one. That's what makes each situation unique. However, alcohol or drugs are often involved so you might wonder when does drinking become a problem in a marriage. Is it when the drinker recognizes they have a dependency? Is it when the non-drinker says they have a problem? Is it when the drinking is … [Read more...]