Posts by: vivian

No matter how bad things may be going for us individually, there is always someone whose situation is more difficult than ours.

We may not always be able to personally help others who may need it, but we can help from afar through established charities.

If you regularly contribute to charities, it […]

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Now that some of the dust has settled on the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (2017 Tax Act) it’s a good idea to look at two of the provisions that directly impact divorces.

Before going any further, here is my disclaimer: I am not a tax lawyer, CPA or accountant.

The relevant […]

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No matter where you find yourself on the net, you have started seeing the articles on New Year’s resolutions.  They fall into two camps: what to do or how to do it, quicker, better, faster, etc. 

On the what-to-do side of New Year’s resolutions, the offerings are usually the same, in random […]

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Earlier this month I wrote about how to prepare to help your child with a divorce. The stress of a divorce aside, most of us may remember how difficult it was to put our emotions into words as we were growing up.

So much of what we learn as children affects […]

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Every day blessings unlocked

On November 23, 2017 By

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” -Melody Beattie



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Most people approach divorce by looking for information on how to prepare for a divorce from the point of legal divorce advice and, sometimes, financial advice. However, there is an area of preparation that is often overlooked: online accounts and passwords.

Below I discuss some areas of concern related to passwords and […]

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Couples in divorce typically get caught up in the stress of the situation.  For couples in a divorce with children, the stress can be intensified by the natural desire to make sure the children are taken care of. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to not be swept away by the emotional upheaval you feel, legal […]

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You may think that talking about communication in the context of divorce is a lot like closing the barn door after the horse has bolted.  The truth is, however, that it’s never too late to improve our communication skills, especially if we want to improve our relationships all around, not just with our current significant […]

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The option of getting a divorce without going to court is one available to any resident in Florida who wants to do an uncontested divorce but does not want to go to court for any reason.

If you are searching for options to do a divorce without getting tangled in the court system and without […]

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Savvy Family Safety

On September 22, 2017 By

It’s easy to concentrate on family safety in times of crisis and disasters, like our recent Hurricane Irma encounter.  However, family safety is always important since many dangers can and do crop up out of our everyday activities.

For Everyday Family Safety

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has a free […]

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