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It is not uncommon for stepparents and stepchildren to form close relationships over time. In fact, many children may consider a stepfather or stepmother as their true parental figure, and vice versa. Due to this, you may desire to adopt your stepchild so that you...

Many different thoughts come rushing into a person’s mind when they hear the word divorce. People automatically assume there will be this combative courtroom battle where lawyers duke it out. Who can blame them? Popular culture, such as films like Marriage Story, makes us believe...

We have all heard the term “common law marriage.” Essentially, it means that a couple who has not been legally married is afforded the same rights as those who are. Washington state does not recognize these kinds of unions; yet, couples who have been in...

Parents must take care of their children no matter what—even when their relationship ends. When something traumatic happens, adults need to put their feelings aside to ensure that their children are okay. The reality is, the emotional impact of divorce on children is significant. Consequently,...

Nowadays, the unfortunate truth is that divorce is a common life event that no one wants to deal with. There are so many questions. Where do you start? What is the process? How long will it take? It can be impossible to concentrate on the...

Most people assume that mothers get full custody of their children after a divorce. In the past, this sentiment was true, as courts believed that mothers were considered the primary caregivers, and consequently, were more capable of taking care of couple’s children. This view has...

Being married can be more challenging than many people realize. It is not always romance, smiles, and laughs. Instead, married couples go through trials and tribulations that others may know nothing about. Life can get so stressful that some couples decide to end their relationships. People...