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Back on the (Job) Market

If you’ve taken a break from your career to raise children, you should assess your prospects before the divorce is final.

After settling her divorce with another law firm, a new client came to me with custody and support issues that arose afterward. Trained as a registered nurse, she had not worked since the early ’90s, when she got married and started raising children as a stay-at-home mom, comfortable in the security of her husband’s income.

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Roll With the Changes

Child Custody

Children grow up, their needs and schedules evolve – and custody arrangements should evolve accordingly

In one family whose custody case I worked on, an elementary-school child grew up to be a middle-school child, and the parenting schedules in the original agreement didn’t work any more. For one thing, the young teen’s newly complex sports schedule no longer fit the joint-custody arrangement the parents had hashed out two years earlier. And a burgeoning social life turned the old pick-up-and-drop-off routines upside down.

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