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Virtual visitation helps you see your child more often

If you live a distance from your child, visitation can be difficult. One possibility other than placing phone calls is to reach out with virtual visitation. Virtual visitation uses technology like webcams, video phones and other equipment to keep children in touch with their parents visually as well as verbally.

6 ways to protect your finances in a divorce

A divorce, whether contentious or not, is not only an emotionally difficult time but also one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Having the division of property, credit management, taxes and possibly moving expenses to contend with while emotionally vulnerable, it is easy to make a misstep while divorce looms. While it does matter if your separation is an amicable parting of ways or an adversarial contest of wills, in either case there are a few steps you should follow.

A Certificate of Citizenship saves adopted children trouble

With the immigration rules of the United States in flux, it can make it hard for families looking to adopt internationally. As these families bring children into the United States, they're given a right to pursue citizenship after a certain length of time. Once the child's citizenship is secured, then he or she is recognized as a completely legal citizen, and sometimes, a dual citizen.

Is an uncontested divorce right for everyone?

No matter how it is done, legally dissolving a marriage is rarely an easy process. Each party has invested so much in the relationship that the chances of that relationship being drastically altered without some repercussion are low. However, there are many ways to go about the process of divorce and some options may be better for some couples' situations.

Should you get a postnuptial agreement after you get married?

If you didn't get a prenuptial agreement before you got married, don't worry. You may still have options to protect your finances and future in case of a divorce. It can be hard to suggest a prenuptial agreement for fear that your future spouse thinks you don't trust him or her, but it's something that can protect you both. Talking about it after marriage is a good idea if you couldn't before.

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