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What are Hidden Assets, and How can You Locate Them?

In a fair and just world, if you and your spouse decide to split up, the assets you have accumulated would be split equitably between you. However, this is not necessarily the reality, and spouses often try to hide assets during a divorce, with the intent of either escaping with a larger share than he or she is due, or of being ordered to pay less in child support, or even just to punish the other party to the divorce action. When you are a party to a divorce action, you need to know what hidden assets are, so that you can take the necessary steps to locate them to prevent being shortchanged in the divorce settlement or child support proceedings. Below are an overview of what constitutes hidden assets, and how to begin to locate them....(more)

I do, now I don't

You just got served divorce papers from a sneaky process server, what are you going to do now? The "go to Disney World" answer is out of the question, but seriously, do you know how to proceed? Going through a divorce can definitely ruin your day. It can take the luster off your month, or put a big old crimp in your life. Unfortunately divorce has become prevalent in our society. The latest statistics reveal that in the United States nearly one out of every two marriages will end in divorce. Some of the toughest negotiations will be over property distribution. There are a lot of emotional steps one endures when going through a divorce and making decisions when your head is not on straight can leave you walking away from the property distribution table with nothing but a single fork, knife, spoon and bowl. Peruse the following list of...(more)

Yours, Mine and Ours: Practical Suggestions for an Equitable Division of Marital Property

One of the more difficult issues in a divorce is coming to an agreement about the separation of joint assets and property. With few exceptions possessions obtained prior to the marriage remain the sole property of the original owner; nearly everything accumulated during the marriage is fair game as far as who gets what. Marital property isn't limited to tangible items like real estate, money and cars. Often stocks, bonds, titles and mutually accumulated debt have to be divided. Rather than fight like children over the wedding china, read the following suggestions about property division during a divorce....(more)

Louisiana Community Property Law and Divorce

Marriage is far easier to get into than it is to get out of, and the laws surrounding the dissolution of this relationship change from state to state. States such as Louisiana with community property laws can be the hardest to end a marriage in without the help of an experienced divorce attorney. During your divorce proceedings, you must deal with issues such as child support, child custody, and alimony. The final and often most complicated issue is that of community property. The laws covering this aspect are part of the Louisiana Civil Code and can be confusing....(more)

Co-Parenting After Divorce

Do's and Don'ts of Telling your Kids about the Divorce

Telling your children about a divorce may be one of the hardest things you ever have to do. There are best practices to consider for telling young ones about this big change. ...(more)

Top Five Things Kids Need After Divorce

Here are the top five things your kids need after divorce. These will help pave the way for a smoother transition through childhood. ...(more)

Single-parenting Traps to Avoid with Teens

Single parenting a teen is tricky business. There are traps in the way of maintaining a happy home. Learn how to avoid common traps and get the relationship with your teen that you want. ...(more)

Domestic Abuse

You Don't Have to Remain a Victim

One of the ways that people mismanage their anger is by playing the role of victim. This is defined as fabrication of victim hood for a variety of reasons such as to justify abuse from others, to manipulate others, a coping strategy, or an attention seeker. Some people play the victim for the rest of their life, while others learn to cope and it finally stops. People play victim for multiple reasons, so you are not alone. Quite often going through a divorce can exacerbate these feelings....(more)

Standard Characteristics of Passive-aggressive Behavior

Though it is subtler and more insidious than overt violence, passive-aggressive behavior is every bit as much a form of abuse. Prolonged experience of passive-aggressive behavior has been shown to be quite psychologically damaging. Because of its passive nature, it can be much harder to legally prove this type of abuse. Learn about the standard characteristics of passive-aggressive behavior so you can identify it....(more)

What Is Verbal Abuse? A Psychological Overview

Abuse doesn't have to be physical. Negative and abusive words are also serious, painful and psychologically damaging....(more)

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Faydra Koenig

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Faydra Koenig, MA is a mental health professional, author, speaker, podcaster and certified life coach. She works with men and women to help them avoid the pitfalls of divorce and get the lives they deserve. A child of abuse and neglect, Faydra rose above her circumstances to make her mess... Read More

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