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January 2019 Archives

POWERFUL TIPS ON HOW TO BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR STEPCHILDREN

Take the Needed Time: Many children of blended families have survived a painful divorce or seperation. So have their parents, and if there is an attempt to get a blended family settled, then at least one of their parents has survived the aftermath of divorce and found a new relationship. In this circumstance, it's often tempting to rush into a new marriage and blend two families without a lot of preparatory work or simply time. If you remember to take your time, you will find that it's easier for everyone to grow accustomed to each other as well as grow accustomed to the idea of the new marriage.

Getting ready to sign a prenup? Read this first

Some people avoid all discussion regarding prenuptial agreements for fear that their intended spouses may find them highly unromantic. However, many Arizona residents are among those in other states who understand that such agreements can, in fact, strengthen a marital bond because signing one makes both parties feel confident and secure that his or her best interests are a central focus of the relationship.

ATTENTION SINGLE PARENTS: REMEMBER THIS IN A CHILD CUSTODY FIGHT

While you were never married to your children's other parent, you may have only recently decided to break up with him or her, thus placing you in a position that is sort of like being divorced, but not. When your ex warned you that he or she was going to sue you for custody, you knew the months ahead were likely going to be quite stressful. Fighting a child custody battle as a single parent can be quite challenging.