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Is there a right way to tell kids you’re getting a divorce?

After months of trying to make the marriage work, you and your child’s parent have decided that this is the end. Now the time has come to tell your kid about the life change, something that you are dreading. You may not know when the time is right to tell them or even what you should say. They’re old enough to see that the marriage has been in trouble for a while, but they may not understand the long-term implications. Each parent approaches the conversation differently, but having an idea in mind of what to say can prevent you from being caught off guard.

Here are three tips for telling your child that you and your spouse are getting a divorce.

Restoration of Tennessee voting rights after a conviction

When convicted of a felony, citizens lose their right to vote. For those attempting to rebuild their life after a criminal conviction, the loss of voting rights is an ongoing punishment after the debt to society had been repaid.

Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

When bills starting piling up, and credit card or personal loan balances seem insurmountable, debt can become a source of great anxiety. If you’ve exhausted all other avenues for regaining control of your finances, there are fortunately federal laws that can help. For some, Chapter 7 bankruptcy represents a path to resolving unsecured debt and starting anew.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy—the most commonly filed type of bankruptcy in the U.S.—is ideal for those who don’t hold many assets and have debts that exceed half their annual income. If you qualify, you may be able to have your eligible debts discharged or forgiven. If you think Chapter 7 bankruptcy could be right for you, it’s important to familiarize yourself with what it entails.

5 Reasons To Modify A Parental Plan

Once the divorce proceedings are over and a parental plan is in place, there may be reasons that you want and need to modify a parenting plan. This situation is very common, as change is a part of life. Below are five reasons why modification of a parental plan makes sense.

Change in Work Schedule





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