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3 Financial Tips for Newlyweds

Before tying the knot, many couples tend to overlook the practical aspects of marriage, particularly finances. Indeed, arguing about finances is a top predictor of divorce. Here are some effective tips for newlyweds to help avoid common financial mistakes that could lead to the demise of a marriage: 1. Know your spouse’s financial mindset For […]

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Let’s Talk About Holiday Giving

A few Christmases ago my then-five-year-old, Keira, got not only the Monster High Doll House that she wrote to Santa Claus for, but also, from her grandparents (amongst other things), the American Girl doll Julie she also wanted. Julie (or ‘Jul,’ as Keira calls her), has become part of the family. She eats breakfast with […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As you may be aware, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While this is a subject many of you might be reluctant to discuss, it is important to do so, as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Whether you realize it or not, you know someone […]

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Let’s Talk About… Stepparenting

A stepparent is a person who marries a child’s parent by a later marriage. Ideally, a stepparent “steps into” the role of a parent. However, stepparents do not automatically earn the legal rights of biological parents and therefore are not entitled to legal custody or residential custody by virtue of marriage to the child’s parent. […]

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Property Transfers In Divorce

Guest blog by BNY Mellon Wealth Management Making Tax-Smart Property Transfers in Divorce In a divorce proceeding, it is natural for the parties involved to want to simply get through the process as quickly as possible. However, making and acting on decisions about the division and transfer of property without thoroughly considering the potential tax […]

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Trick-Or-Treat! 4 Helpful Co-Parenting Tips for Halloween

The calendar has flipped to fall, which is, personally, my favorite season of the year. Sure, that might mean the days are shorter, the weather is cooler, and those summer beach days are behind us. However, autumn also ushers in football, apple picking, colorful foliage, and, of course, Halloween. If you take Halloween as seriously […]

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