Your Love Deal: Solutions that Work

August 2017

Conflict Resolution Tips for Happier Relationships

The daily household routine with squabbles over money, work and children can take its toll on a relationship. Those minor spats and squabbles can easily escalate into full-blown fights unless you have good communication skills and a willingness to use them thoughtfully.

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June 2017

After the Divorce, Focus on your Financial Future

One good result of a divorce, whether you like it or not, is that you have learned more about your finances than you knew before. Most married couples live together secretly blaming each other for the financial shortfalls, but once a marriage is over, you are in control of your own destiny. How you deal with that independence is your next challenge. 

Here are a few steps to stabilizing your new future.

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April 2017

Former Spice Girls Singer Files for Permanent Restraining Order

There is no doubt that orders of protection are an essential tool to protect against domestic abuse. We lawyers have seen them arguably save lives and certainly prevent physical or psychological abuse. An example of how they work to benefit a victim is evident in the heated divorce proceeding in L.A. of former Spice Girls, Mel B, and her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte.

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April 2017

The Emotional Side of Wedding Planning

The month of June unmistakably reigns as the most popular month for weddings. Wedding planners are at their busiest, helping harried brides, grooms and their families prepare for the big day. Sure, the event planning part of the wedding is important, but it can be easy for the excited couple to overlook the importance of planning for a happy emotional life together. Let’s assume for a moment that, in addition to an event planner, you’ve also hired an expert we’ll call the “emotional wedding planner.” Here might be his or her advice for the soon-to-wed couple:    

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March 2017

Three Tips to Help Couples Cope with a Holiday

Ahh, the holidays. A time for family and friends, honoring traditions, feasting, maybe some gift-giving and (hopefully) good cheer. For many couples – especially new couples – holidays can also be a time of stress when a fight can flare up for seemingly no reason at all.

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