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How to reduce the stress that comes with divorce

Divorce is a major life event that affects millions of people. The end of a marriage, no matter how long it lasted, can still be devastating for some. It brings on stress that not many will be able to handle. Here are some tips for reducing the stress that comes with divorce.

An excellent tip is to join a support group. There are plenty of support groups out there that discuss divorce and all types of topics surrounding it. These support groups include doctors, therapists, professionals and people who are going through the process at the same time as you. They will be able to share their experiences with you and vice versa.

How to take control of your future financially

Taking control of your future financially is important to anyone out there who wants to enjoy retirement. No one wants to work well into their golden years, which is why preparing financially at an early age can make all the difference. Here are some tips for taking charge of your financial future.

Set goals for yourself financially and then prioritize those goals. Set at least three goals and then create a timeline for attaining each one. If there is too much debt to your name, your first goal should be to pay down that debt. This can be debt accumulated on a credit card or through various loans.

Prenuptial agreements for a second marriage

Prenuptial agreements are a good idea for someone getting married the first time. They are a great idea for someone entering into a second marriage. This is really important if you are remarrying during your senior years. Protecting assets in a second marriage can be done with a prenuptial agreement even if your new spouse is in the same financial situation as you.

An important tip for couples marrying a second time is to provide each other with full disclosure. Sit down with your spouse and disclose all of your assets and finances. Do so by writing them down on paper. Write down your credit history, assets, debts and any obligations you have from a prior divorce decree.

Child support case of Mets' Jose Reyes involves 'double life'

A child support case involving New York Mets' infielder Jose Reyes has taken a turn to involve an alleged "double life," according to the baseball player's former alleged paramour. The woman claims that the Met kept a secret family on the road, which was her and their child, while he had a family at home.

Reyes' paramour said she and their daughter were the road family and that all she wanted was for Reyes to be a father to their daughter. Reyes has three children with his wife, whom he married in 2008. The relationship ended 2015 when Reyes was charged with domestic violence involving his wife.

Social media posts could affect your divorce case

Social media can be fun, and help people stay in touch with family and friends, but it can also be the downfall for plenty of others. Social media can become a detriment to your divorce case. Those involved in a divorce should mind what they post on their social media accounts because the posts could affect the outcome.

One of the most important things you should do is block your ex on all of your social media accounts. This will prevent your ex from seeing your posts and interacting with you. We all know how posts on social media can get out of control. This can be prevented by blocking your former spouse. Consider blocking, or limiting access, of some family member and friends who sympathize with your former spouse.  Also, carefully consider the content of your postings as they may have adverse ramifications later on.

The pros outweigh the cons for a prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements are becoming more common these days and don't have the stigma they once had. In fact, many couples are signing prenuptial agreements even when they believe that they will stay married until death do them part. Even though marriage should be built on trust and romance, it really is a business agreement between two people. Let's look at both the pros and the cons of signing a prenuptial agreement.

The cons of signing a prenuptial agreement include the following:

What is virtual visitation and does it work?

Virtual visitation is becoming more and more popular across the country these days, even without parents seeking approval from the court. Virtual visitation is defined pretty much how you would expect; it involves contact between child and parent via email, video chat and instant messaging. Many states are allowing this newer form of visitation to be included in a child custody order or parenting agreement.

For the most part, a request for virtual visitation is usually made by the non-custodial parent when the custodial parent seeks to relocate with the child. Because of the relocation, the normal agreed upon visitation schedule will no longer be able to work for the non-custodial parent. Virtual visitation requests can also be made during cases involving unmarried fathers, non-divorce cases and in new child custody and visitation requests.

New York judge awards tri-custody to unconventional family

A judge in New York has marked a first for the state and awarded an unconventional family "tri-custody" after lengthy divorce and custody battle. The father of the child will retain an equal share in parenting time with his ex-wife and their former neighbor, the biological mother of the child.

The issue arose after the father and his wife, who had struggled to conceive a child, met their neighbor and all three began an open, intimate relationship. For some time, the three lived together as one family, and the neighbor ultimately conceived a child. However, the arrangement eventually fell apart when the two women left the father and took the child with them.

How to collect delinquent payments of child support

Divorced couples have a lot they need to find common ground on, including who will have custody of the children and how much child support will be paid by one spouse to the other. The child support issue all depends on if the couple has joint custody or one parent has sole custody and the other has visitation rights. It is common for people to become delinquent with paying child support.

When a parent fails to make child support payments, the other parent can seek collection of those payments using one or more of the following methods:

Can posting on social media get you arrested?

With so many different social media platforms making it easy to post your every thought, it is tempting to constantly share what you are doing each day. Many use Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and others to connect with old friends and share things that are important to them. Unfortunately, a lesson that many fail to learn is that once it is posted on the internet, it is there forever.

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