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What Divorce Parenting Practices are Most Appropriate for School-Age Children?

Ruben Francia has an article posted on Your Child – Your Divorce which looks at the best appropriate divorce parenting practices for school-age children. It is well-worth a full read. Here is his list of some divorce parenting practices that ar… Read More
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Preparing your child for a move

Sooner or later, many families face the prospect of moving. Disruptive as moving can be for parents, the experience can be even more traumatic for kids, who may not be a part of the decision to move and may not understand it. Kids may need some time… Read More
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Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts™ offer their best tips to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes made by divorcing people.Edited by Diana Shepherd, CDFA Understand your financial and emotional limits. When you understand yourself,… Read More
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Advisors Say Plan For The Worst: Divorce

Recently from the San Francisco Family Law Blog With more than 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, dealing with custody, splitting up property and paying alimony are realities that some families must deal with. Of course, they are also serious… Read More
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U.S. Divorce Rate Lowest Since 1970

NEW YORK (AP) — By the numbers, divorce just isn’t what it used to be. Despite the common notion that America remains plagued by a divorce epidemic, the national per capita divorce rate has declined steadily since its peak in 1981 and is… Read More
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Divorce & Social Security Benefits

Divorce & Social Security Benefits Thanks to the Oklahoma Family Law Blog for the following recent post regarding divorce and social security benefits: If you are divorced after at least 10 years of marriage, you can collect retirement benefits o… Read More
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When Bankruptcy Meets Divorce

Just over two years ago, President George W. Bush signed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005, which became effective Oct. 17, 2005. If you are getting divorced, this new bankruptcy law could concern you. Reaso… Read More
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Parenting showdown: Moms vs. Dads Couples' fights on raising kids can significantly impact all family members

Child-rearing is often a sensitive and complicated issue for couples, and many argue about just how to properly raise their young. But for children, major parental disagreement is a source of mixed messages and confusion that may undermine the attitu… Read More

Courts Bulletin : April Family Law Cases

Burden of proof of stalking for order of protection. Thomas Schwalm, Respondent v. Lori Schwalm, Appellant, No. 87829 (Mo. App. E.D., March 20, 2007), Richter, P.J. This case is instructional to the extent it discusses the failure of proof that requi… Read More

8 Reasons to Have an Estate Plan

One very important, and often overlooked, factor to consider as part of your dissolution of marriage is a re-evaluation, (or first evaluation as is often the case) of your estate plan. If there is no plan in place, the laws that will determine how yo… Read More

Mark A. Wortman

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Kansas City family law attorney Mark A. Wortman handles only divorce and family law matters, and practices only in the State of Missouri. Due to this specialty, Mark Wortman has handled thousands of Missouri divorce and family cases and has practiced… Read More