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Trump administration narrows definition of domestic violence

Many people are unaware of one particularly insidious policy change made by the Justice Department under the Trump Administration. Last year, they quietly changed the definition of domestic violence to make it far more narrow.

A potentially uncomfortable discussion could also be a vital one

As a parent, you may be on the receiving end of a barrage of questions from your kids nearly every day. These queries may range anywhere from what you are fixing for supper to why there are no living dinosaurs, and they may rely on you to give them your full attention with the responses you provide.

Co-parenting for the children: Making requests

When you and your ex start co-parenting, don't think of it as something that the two of you have to do together -- that you're obligated to do. Instead, think of it as something that you can do for your kids. You want to put them first. You know that staying involved with both parents is best for them, so the two of you can set your differences aside and put the kids first.

Don't keep domestic violence a secret

Victims of domestic violence often try to keep the whole thing under wraps. They don't want to tell anyone what's going on. They dress in a way that hides the signs of physical abuse. They make up stories about their relationship so that it sounds healthy and safe when it's anything but. Friends have no idea what's really going on. Family members do not even know how far it's gone.

When you and your divorcing spouse operate a business together

Many small businesses are also family businesses, owned by a couple who shared the same dream and tried to make it a reality. Regardless of how the business does, things can become very complicated if the marriage between the owner breaks down. Suddenly you have two business partners who are ending a very personal relationship and trying to decide what that means for them professionally.

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