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Social Security Rules on Divorce

What rights do you have to your partner’s Social Security payments after a divorce? The easy answer is that you must have been married for at least 10 years before the divorce for one partner to be able to claim any of an ex-spouse’s Social Security earnings. You must also be 62 years or older […]

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Depression in Children of Divorce

Divorce effects children in different ways. Some children may easily adjust to their new family situation, whereas others may have difficulty coping. This may lead to mental health problems. A clinical social worker reports that one in five children between the ages of eight and 15 have a mental health diagnosis. Depression is one of […]

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Domestic Violence Against Men

Many people may not realize that domestic violence includes acts of aggression against men as well as women. Because men are generally physically stronger than women, many people do not consider that men can be battered by women. However, men are also victims of domestic violence and the consequences are the same regardless of the […]

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Identifying Financial Abuse

While many people have never heard of financial abuse, most have heard of domestic abuse and the two are often associated. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), between 95 and 99 percent of all victims of domestic abuse (emotional, physical, psychological and sexual) also experience financial abuse. Financial abuse is devastating in […]

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Tips for Handling Divorce at Work

Going through a divorce can be one of life’s most stressful experiences. That stress can affect many aspects of your life, including your job. Here are five things you can do to handle your divorce appropriately at work. Tell Your Boss and Don’t Share Details with Co-Workers or Clients It is important that your boss […]

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Politics and Divorce

Now more than ever, politics are putting a wedge between American relationships. According to a recent research study, one in ten Americans have ended a romantic relationship over political differences. For some couples on opposite sides of the aisle, politics can cause more than just heated debates – it may lead to divorce. The Wakefield […]

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