Divorce and Separation

Tips on How to Find A Lawyer

Where do you go for answers to all of the questions that come up during and after a divorce? Who’s responsibility is THAT? Which one of us is supposed to do this? What do I do in that crazy situation? … Read More

Taxes and good Habits

With tax season fast approaching I wanted to make it easier for you to streamline your documents and file. I wrote a few posts about taxes here, and here, and also wanted to encourage you to start a habit. Taxes and good habits … Read More

Who pays for what? Paying parent and receiving parent.

There are two sides to every coin, and the co-parenting coin is a tough one to flip. Splitting up is hard enough without having to decide who pays for what. One parent is usually the paying parent, giving money to … Read More

The Bright Side of Divorce

 It isn’t easy being from a divorced home. Parents split. Lives are changed. Kids are shuffled around. Things are never the same. But it doesn’t have to be all bad. I wrote this post a while back about the before part of … Read More

Don’t miss out, SupportPay

As a parent I am always bragging about my kid. I love to tell others of her accomplishments. I get so excited when she gets an award, make the honor roll, or score the winning point in a game! When … Read More

The real cost of divorce is time

We talk about this a lot around here. how much time and energy people spend getting a divorce! Did you know that over the course of disputing with your spouse regarding finances and child support you lose, on average, 80 days … Read More

What will happen after divorce

If you think after the divorce is final its all going to be easier, here’s a reality check.. it won’t! Now I am not saying that is true for everyone I just wish someone would have told me how hard it … Read More

Meet Sheri Atwood, CEO of SupportPay

The second part of the Q&A with Sheri Atwood. We sat down with Sheri Atwood and got the story behind SupportPay. You can read part one here. If you were to give advice to newly single parents, what would you say? … Read More

Don’t ever talk to your ex about money again

A lack of good communication is one of the biggest causes of divorce. It can be really hard to get on the same page, especially when it comes to money. Unfortunately, when you get divorced, money and communication problems don’t … Read More

Life and balance as a single parent

One of the hardest things about sharing time with your kids with your ex is the simple fact that it means you get less time with your kids. There are so many demands on your kids’ time… school, sports, activities, … Read More

Tips on making holiday transitions easier

As adults, we deal with transitions all day long even on holiday season. We wake up with little kids climbing on us, demanding breakfast and we quickly transition from dead asleep to happily making breakfast and packing backpacks. We drop … Read More

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South Carolina Child Support System

In 1988, Congress passed the Family Support Act (FSA), which gave the states ten years to build a statewide Child Support Enforcement System (CSES). The state of South Carolina took a full six years after FSA was passed to hire … Read More

How to get back 80 days of your life

When you get divorced, you often wish you could cut ties with your ex completely. But if you have kids, that’s not usually in anyone’s best interest. Ironically, most couples who get divorced struggle with communication… and communication becomes even … Read More

Who pays for what in a divorce

When couples with kids get divorced, courts will usually make the decisions regarding custody and child support. Most often, divorced parents will either have shared joint custody OR one parent will have sole custody and the other parent (the non-custodial … Read More

Four ideas for creating a special bond as a single parent

The bond between parent and child is a strong one… if you nurture it. When you don’t have your kids all the time because you’re sharing custody, it can feel harder to nurture that bond. The good news is that … Read More