Children, Divorce, Family, Marriage

Introducing a new love to children of divorce

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One of the most difficult issues a divorced couple confronts in a custody matter is introducing a new significant other to the children. The party in the new relationship wants to move forward with his or her life and include the children as part of it. Meanwhile, the other party may feel threatened by this new person and want to protect the children. The new person may even be perceived as the reason why the marriage ended. Thus, the party who is not in a relationship may use this issue as a method of control—as a way to keep his or her former spouse from moving forward.

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Children, Education, Family, Rights

That outfit is, like, totally unconstitutional

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Dress codes have long prompted debates among not just the students who are forced to abide by them, but by the adults who are asked to justify them. Proponents praise the simplicity of solid, straightforward color schemes and claim that uniforms reduce student-led ridicule over brands and style— placing high- and low-income populations on equal footing in the classroom. On the other hand, many oppose the imposition of a dress code on the grounds that it stifles creativity, limits student expression, and infringes on students’ First Amendment rights.

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Children, Crime & Lawsuits, Family, News, Safety

Is your kid in a day care “fight club”?

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When you send your kids to day care, you do so assuming they will be cared for and protected. What you don’t expect is that they will participate in a little league “fight club” for the amusement of their teachers. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened at Lightbridge Academy in New Jersey this August. Two employees at the day care involved at least 12 children (between ages four and six) in playground battles, encouraging the kids to hit, push, and slap each other as the adults in charge sat back and watched.

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Celebrity, Children, Divorce, Family, News

Sofia Vergara’s embattled embryos


Couples who create embryos through infertility treatments do so with great hope, fully expecting to use the embryos to create a family. But what happens when the couple breaks up? Turns out that when a relationship ends, life—particularly of the embryonic variety—can get pretty complicated.

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Avvo, Business, Children, Family

Bootstrapping: Trying to Be Present


I was on the plane ride home making my to-do list; groceries, cleaning, work, projects around the house, kids and their activities and appointments. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed thinking of the house in particular and the condition it could be in after being gone, so I decided to take a break and flip through a magazine when I stumbled upon an article about being “present.” It sounds seems simple enough, but I realized that I am rarely present in the moment.

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Business, Family

Bootstrapped: Summer and the small business owner


The NakedLaw series “Bootstrapped” explores the challenges small business owners face as they blog about their experiences starting and running a small business. The series will cover a variety of topics: challenges and successes, tips and advice, trends and insights, and more, as these small business owners share their journeys. This segment is a short interview with Kristi Gorinas, founder and CEO of the Kristi G Company, about the challenges of handling her business in the summer. We met Kristi during an entrepreneurial segment on The Meredith Vieira Show.

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Divorce, Family, Marriage, Tips & How-To

Top 7 places to get a quickie divorce

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In a rush to get divorced? Then don’t file for divorce in Maryland or South Carolina, which both require a year of residency plus a year of separation before you can even start the process. Instead, look for places with short or non-existent residency requirements and waiting periods. Assuming you’re after an uncontested divorce, the process could take just a few short weeks.

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Consumer Protection, Family, Injury, Safety, Tips & How-To

Detergent pods: Convenient, but dangerous


With bright colors and appealing packaging, detergent pods cause many children to mistake them for toys or candy.

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Divorce, Family, Marriage

5 reasons men file for divorce

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When it comes to divorce, does sex matter? That is, are there differences between men and women? Research and experience both say yes.

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Children, Family, Freedom, News, Rights

Is it legal to spank your kids?

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Is spanking as a form of corporal punishment “firmly woven into our nation’s social fabric,” as one state’s highest court recently asserted?

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