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My Kids’ Divorce Post Mortem

Posted by Carlos Blanco

“So Dominic, what do you think about your mom and I getting divorced?” He paused for a second and responded, “Well, dad, to be honest with you, this makes me the 15th kid in my class whose parents are divorced.” It was January 8th, 2009, and my wife ushered Dominic and Lucas into the living room to inform them that we were ending our marriage. When they heard the news,

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A Not So Happy New Year

Posted by Carlos Blanco

Like most, at The Big Kaboom, we cherish the renewed optimism that comes with the New Year.  The simple calendar tick from December 31 to January 1 seems to bring out the best in everyone and everything. Unfortunately, the start of a new year also has a dark side–a giant spike in the number of divorce filings.  Many sources point to January as being “Divorce Month”; that is, the month

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Pitbull or Pussycat

Posted by Carlos Blanco

The other day, I received an interesting phone call.  The women, let’s call her Jessica, decided to divorce.  The conversation starts with Jessica saying, “I want to get divorced, but I want it to be as amicable as possible.”  I think to myself, okay, all good so far.  Then Jessica continues talking, “But I want a really aggressive attorney to represent me!” Given that these types of requests are sadly

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