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Can Private Facebook Messages Be Used in Court?

In general, anything— DMs, emails, text messages— that is not subject to privilege laws must be turned over if requested, and can be presented as evidence. This means that, in general, unless it’s something that you’ve written to your attorney, your pastor, or your doctor, you can be compelled to turn it over…

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Adoption

My Adoption Story

Adoption. When we hear this word, I think many of us don’t know how we are supposed to feel about it, especially if you are on the outside looking in.

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Child Custody

Fighting Over Fido: What To Do When You Need A Custody Agreement For Your Pet

“At the time of publication, a mere three states (California, Alaska, and Illinois) have passed laws allowing Courts to consider the best interests of the animal rather than treating Fido the same way as they treat the family couch. Unfortunately, not all of our Courts have caught up with the current social mores involving our furbabies, and pets are generally treated as property in a divorce…”
Christy A. Zlatkus, Esquire discusses common ways that Pet Parents can address the issue of pet custody when they split.

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Divorce

Can Private Facebook Messages Be Used in Court?

In general, anything— DMs, emails, text messages— that is not subject to privilege laws must be turned over if requested, and can be presented as evidence. This means that, in general, unless it’s something that you’ve written to your attorney, your pastor, or your doctor, you can be compelled to turn it over…

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Dr. Elizabeth Degi DuBois, PhD

Introduction to Divorce Coaching

A Divorce Coach will continually guide you back to your core values and long-term goals, helping you make choices that serve you in your quest for building an ideal future, not just getting to the other side of a settlement agreement.

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Fighting Over Fido: What To Do When You Need A Custody Agreement For Your Pet

“At the time of publication, a mere three states (California, Alaska, and Illinois) have passed laws allowing Courts to consider the best interests of the animal rather than treating Fido the same way as they treat the family couch. Unfortunately, not all of our Courts have caught up with the current social mores involving our furbabies, and pets are generally treated as property in a divorce…”
Christy A. Zlatkus, Esquire discusses common ways that Pet Parents can address the issue of pet custody when they split.

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Divorce Coaching

Dr. Elizabeth Degi DuBois, PhD

Introduction to Divorce Coaching

A Divorce Coach will continually guide you back to your core values and long-term goals, helping you make choices that serve you in your quest for building an ideal future, not just getting to the other side of a settlement agreement.

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Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence Victims: Protect Yourself Online

When domestic violence victims are contemplating a separation or divorce, they need to protect themselves online as they research their options for leaving. In this blog post, we discuss ways to protect yourself online, including communicating and researching while planning your escape.

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Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets

Research shows animals are often used as pawns in domestic violence situations and can delay a victim’s escape. A growing number of shelters accept pets, which can make it easier for domestic violence victims to leave more quickly.

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Domestic Violence During Holidays Season

For survivors of domestic violence, the holidays can be an especially difficult time when they need additional support. Some Maryland domestic violence advocates have noted an increase in abuse during the holiday season. Unfortunately, many victims feel increased pressure during the holidays to put up with abuse in order to keep the family together.

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Parenting Coordination

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Just Say No to Quack

“Quacking” is the nasty, unnecessary back-and-forth between parents that is hurtful to your co-parenting relationship and harmful to your court case. Christy A. Zlatkus, Esquire discusses some tips to help you resist the urge to engage in quacking with your ex.

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Separation Agreements

Fighting Over Fido: What To Do When You Need A Custody Agreement For Your Pet

“At the time of publication, a mere three states (California, Alaska, and Illinois) have passed laws allowing Courts to consider the best interests of the animal rather than treating Fido the same way as they treat the family couch. Unfortunately, not all of our Courts have caught up with the current social mores involving our furbabies, and pets are generally treated as property in a divorce…”
Christy A. Zlatkus, Esquire discusses common ways that Pet Parents can address the issue of pet custody when they split.

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There Are as Many Ways to Get Divorced as There Are to Get Married

In her 3rd blog for Worthy.com, Christy A. Zlatkus, Esquire discusses divorce methods such as mediation, collaborative divorce, and litigation.

Marriage, whether beginning or ending, is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Choosing the process you use to get divorced is just as important as choosing your divorce attorney. This post highlights the most common ways to untie the knot, as well as some options you may not have considered that could be a great fit for your unique circumstances.

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