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Covid-19 and Young People - Covid's not going away! How can we handle change?

Click to read tips from Mental Health America on what stages we can experience when things change and we miss the way things used to be.  

Covid-19 is not going away right now, so it can help to think about what we can do to get used to the changes that Covid-19 has brought about.  The feelings and reactions we may be experiencing with Covid-19 can be similar to the stages of grief because we miss the way things used to be!  Many people think grief is only when someone dies, but we can experience grief with any type of loss....maybe we move to different neighborhood and miss where we used to live, or now go to school virtually and miss the school building, cafeteria, bus rides, and the way our day used to be.  And maybe Covid has changed the daily routines for everyone in our household.   Click here to see some tips from Mental Health America

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7 Ways to Ready Your Finances for Divorce

May 30, 2017

Elizabeth Renter

For some couples, no amount of marriage counseling is enough to avoid a divorce. It’s a tough process emotionally and financially.  Untangling two people’s money is messy. Long before spousal or child support is awarded or your post-divorce budget is in place, you’ll need to prepare your finances for the work ahead.  Because each divorce is unique, specific advice can only come from experts familiar with your case. However, the following tips should point you in the right direction.

1. Be wary of well-meaning advice.

Divorce laws vary by state, so be cautious of advice that seems to be a one-size-fits-all solution — whether you read it online or received it from a friend. If you’re unsure whether you should move money, change accounts or make any other financial moves pre-divorce, consult with an attorney licensed in your state.

2. Track expenses — and anticipate future ones.

As soon as you know divorce is inevitable, begin tracking your household income ... 

Collaborative Law Process Act to become official in July, 2017...
May, 2017

Over the last 8 years Robert Merlin has traveled to and from Miami to Tallahassee and worked countless hours to get the Collaborative Law Process Act and Rules passed into law in Florida. Today, it is with immense pride that Robert was able to announce that the Florida Supreme Court adopted the rules for the Collaborative Law Process Act. The Collaborative Law Process gives Floridians a chance to privately settle family disagreements and divorce in a peaceful manner out of a courtroom setting. The Collaborative Law Process Act and Rules will officially go into effect on July 1, 2017. Thank you to Robert Merlin and everyone involved for their support over the last several years as this has been an extensive undertaking, and we are extremely thrilled with the outcome!