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How Divorcing Parents Can Plan for College Tuition

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Divorce Attorney | Charleston, SC | The Peck Law FirmAs a parent, you know how expensive college is. The media is filled with reports of skyrocketing tuition prices as well as the catastrophic effect that student debt has on young professionals.

Like many parents, you may worry about how your family will afford the cost of tuition, textbooks, and room and board. You want to help your child with the cost of college (after all, most graduating high school seniors don’t go to college equipped with the money to pay for it), but it can be challenging to accomplish this goal.

Unfortunately, when you are divorcing or divorced, financing a college education can be exponentially more difficult and complex.

Still, there are a few things that you can do to make paying for your children’s education more manageable. A recent article from the Huffington Post gives some tips that may help you: [Read more…]

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Will Divorce Hurt Your Child?

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Distressed child | Divorce Lawyer | The Peck Law FirmThey are the questions that parents ask me most frequently when they are considering whether to file for a divorce. The parents want to know:

  • How will my child be affected if I get a divorce?
  • Should I continue to stay in my troubled marriage for the sake of my child?
  • Will my child suffer as an adult because of my divorce?

While no one can answer those questions with certainty for your child, a recent article in Scientific American summarizes the findings from the more respected studies of how children are affected by the divorce of their parents. Some of the findings from those studies may be surprising to you. [Read more…]

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More Women Over 50 Getting Divorced

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Women Filing for Divorce in Charleston, SC | Attorney The Peck Law FirmIf you’re a woman 50 years of age or older and you’ve decided to divorce your husband, you’re not alone.

Most people know that the divorce rate is high; however, few people realize that the divorce rate among “baby boomers” has increased dramatically.

A recent Wall Street Journal article reports, “Among people ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has doubled over the past two decades.”

This data comes from the U.S. Vital Statistics Report and the U.S. Census Bureau, compiled by a pair of Bowling Green State University sociologists. While overall, divorce rates have declined since the 1980s, the rate of “gray divorce” is the highest it’s ever been. [Read more…]

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First Annual Lowcountry Family Expo

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8536717_sAn event that promises to excite, engage, inform, and inspire: what could be better for your kids?

The first annual Lowcountry Family Expo promises to be a wonderful event for the whole family. It will have something for everyone, including interactive activities, exciting exhibits, and fun contests.

The Family Expo will begin on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. in the Charleston Area Convention Center. [Read more…]

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