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How Divorce Affects Your Government Retirement Savings Plan

As a Federal employee, a divorce or separation can affect your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Your TSP is a retirement fund and investment plan similar to a 401k. Your agency matches your contributions to the TSP which is known as the defined contribution format. TSP operates in conjunction with the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) […]

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Will I Have to Sell My Home?

When couples divorce, many important questions arise. Where the parties will live after the divorce is finalized is one of the main issues. But then the question of who is entitled to keep the home inevitably arises. How the property is divided can depend on the law in the state and also the behavior of […]

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Domestic Violence an Issue Across All Social Classes

Domestic violence is a serious concern in the U.S. Although some people mistakenly believe domestic violence only affects women in impoverished and minority communities, nothing could be further from the truth. Domestic violence impacts men and women of every race and socio-economic standing. In fact, among the more affluent, violent home situations are often worsened […]

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Dating After a Divorce

Some individuals never date again after they divorce while others jump right back into the dating pool. Most people fall somewhere between these two extremes, taking time to recover emotionally and financially from their divorces before they start trying to meet potential new partners. When a divorced individual decides it is time to date again, […]

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In-laws May Contribute to Divorce, Study Finds

The notion that in-laws cause problems in marriages is long-standing. To learn whether this was truly so, a team from Cambridge University’s Center for Family Research decided to study the matter. What they found was both telling and surprising. In conducting the study, the team questioned hundreds of participants who were estranged from their families. […]

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Back-to-School Tips for Co-Parents

Back-to-school preparations are hectic even in the best of times. As the fall approaches, it is important for co-parents to begin to prepare for the complex issue of schooling in a shared-custody environment. As a child goes back to school, it is important for them to feel support and caring from both co-parents. In order […]

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The Surprising Reasons Why a Child Has Difficulty Visiting Their Other Parent

Divorces can be difficult for children to process. No matter the age of the child, they have grown accustomed to a two-parent household and they expect things to remain that way. The separation of their parents may be hard on children, both mentally and emotionally. These children are not used to shuffling back and forth […]

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Unemployment Leads to Divorce

A recent study from Harvard showed that money is still a major contributor to divorce. The study found that in heterosexual couples where the man is unemployed, the divorce rate increases exponentially. Married men that lose their jobs are 30 percent more likely to divorce within a year of termination. The Rise of Feminism and […]

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August is Child Support Awareness Month

August 2017 marks the 22nd anniversary of National Child Support Awareness Month, a month of recognition across all 50 states. National Child Support Awareness Month was created by former President Bill Clinton in 1995 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Child Support Enforcement Program. National Child Support Awareness Month was created to recognize the […]

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Keeping a Family Together After Divorce

The dissolution of a marriage is emotionally, mentally, and financially exhausting. However, the divorcing parties still need to interact with each other to finalize the divorce and raise their children. Therefore, they need to learn how to communicate effectively and move forward. Effective Communication Couples going through a divorce still have a responsibility to be […]

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