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How to Know if Your Marriage is Toxic

The idea you could be stuck in a toxic marriage can be very upsetting. Rather than making you regret getting married in the first place, however, use it as a sign that it is time to make a change. Recognizing the signs of a toxic or controlling marriage can be the first
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How Should I Discuss a Prenup with my Fiancé?

A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract that states the stipulations of a divorce, should one occur in the future. Most couples who have prenups sign them prior to getting married. Prenups do not mean a couple plans on getting divorced. It is simply a form of protection one spouse may want
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5 Signs You are in a Controlling Marriage

If a romance starts to feel like restraints, you may have a controlling partner. Being with a controlling or manipulative partner can be toxic and emotionally draining. It could also be potentially dangerous. Controlling behaviors can sneak up on a relationship and come from any partner, any age or gender. The one
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How to Move Forward After a Divorce

Divorce takes an extreme physical, financial, and emotional toll on a person. You expected to be with someone forever, but things just didn’t work out. Divorce can be painful, depressing, and hard to recover from. However, this doesn’t always have to be the case. Taking care of your physical and mental wellness
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Is San Francisco Too Expensive for Divorce?

The cost of living in San Francisco is notoriously high, more than 60% higher than the average in the United States. Some couples who have recently divorced in the San Francisco area have reached the hard realization that affording the cost of living in the area is significantly more challenging after a
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Is Alimony Taxable in 2018?

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) goes into effect for the 2018 tax year, and parents who pay and receive alimony should know how the new tax law affects them. Previously, divorced individuals who paid alimony to ex-spouses could count these payments as tax deductions, and recipients had to report
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What Do Courts Consider When Deciding on Child Custody?

California Child custody negotiations are complex and stressful procedures, and it’s essential that divorcing parents know what goes into a child custody ruling. The judge reviewing a child custody case has a legal obligation to rule in the best interests of the child. Once the court becomes involved in a child custody
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What If You Miss Child Support Payments?

Child support payments in a divorce case are for the good of the children involved. As the parent who must pay, however, it might not always be possible to make your payments on time. If you lose your job, get a demotion, or something else happens that interferes with your ability to
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