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Well not quite, but Part 2 Expenses of the Financial Statement relates to your monthly expenses, which essentially deal with all the money going out each month. Something none of us likes to think about and until you write it down, you often do not realize just what it is you are spending monthly. This

It’s the start of a New Year.  Once again I have the usual resolutions – I will lose weight (hopefully – the last daughter is getting married in August and it would be nice to finally accomplish this), I will exercise more; I will eat healthy, I will be a better person.

All great goals!

Seek information from others who have already gone through the process and ask them how they liked their particular lawyer or even the lawyer who was acting for their spouse. Ask someone you trust and not necessarily just someone speaking out in the local coffee shop. I have one friend who I can always turn – doesn’t matter whether I’m looking for a plumber or a decorator, she’s always “got a guy”. I’m sure you also have your contacts. If not, check the local law association or even the lawyer who handled your house transaction. They may be able to recommend someone to you.
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The time is now to make new memories. Find some music that will make you laugh or cry. Dance to the music – as they say – like no one is watching (one good way to lose weight!). Make some musical instruments with the children (margarine tubs with plastic lids filled with rice to shake, pots to bang, wax paper over tin cans to drum) and let them join you. Sing Out Loud -again -as if no one is listening.
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If you have been following the “Matrimonial Matters” blog written by my two colleagues (Cathy and Evelyn), you will see a general pattern with respect to the explanation of each individual section of Form 13.1 – Financial Statement. 

While this document is considered to be one of the most important documents with respect to family

A Financial Statement.  It may sound simple enough but this document could be the most intensive exercise you undertake and is an essential step in your Family Law matter.  A properly prepared Financial Statement is critical to settlement and is the cornerstone of financial disclosure, a term you will encounter often. 

A Financial Statement is

Divorce can be a difficult road. It will take some time to adjust to your new situation. It is ok to mourn the past, what could have been, but then you must pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start anew. You can make it better for yourself and your children by remembering there is no such thing as the perfect family or just one type of family. If you get a chance watch the show and have a laugh. Laughter is, after all, the best medicine.
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