The Bledsoe Firm - September 2019

• If they’re refusing to go to school or ride the bus, they may be dreading their bully. • If they’re rushing to the bathroom after school, it may indicate that they’re being bullied in the bathroom, which is a common tactic bullies use to avoid teachers. • If their grades suddenly change, it may be the result of constant harassment. • Anxious or depressed moods can be the result of bullying as well.


If you spot one or more of these signs, it’s time to talk to your child about what’s happening to them at school.

LISTEN When your child does open up, the best thing you can do is listen. It can be tempting to try to give them advice or question the way they handled the situation, but doing this can give your child the impression that it’s their own fault they are being bullied. Let them tell you the whole story, without judgment, and then help them come up with ideas on what to do next. FINDING THE RIGHT SOLUTION Once you’ve been informed that your child is being bullied, you should inform teachers as soon as possible. Apart from that, there are several ways you can help your child to deal with bullies, so talk to them about what approach they would be most comfortable with, such as de-escalation strategies or a buddy system with their friends. As with most conflicts, the sooner you handle the situation, the better.

A new school year is a prime opportunity for kids to make new friends among their classmates. Unfortunately, kids also form connections during the school year that aren’t always positive, and many children become the targets of school bullies. If you suspect your child is being bullied, there are a few things you can do to help. KNOW THE SIGNS Kids usually don’t open up about being bullied right away. However, there are some common signs that your child is being harassed. Here are a few of them:

2 More Reasons It Makes Sense to Get a Prenup

Final note: When it comes to prenups, you will need help from an attorney.

While prenups are not the most fun topic to talk about between two future spouses, it can prove to be a necessary conversation. Last month, we talked about three reasons why it makes sense to create a prenup. This month, we have two more.

One or both of you own a business.

Prenups must meet several specific conditions before they are enforceable in court. The judge has the

Nobody really wants their ex wrapped up in the running of a business they built from the ground up. But that’s exactly what can happen in some divorces. Sometimes divorces can even put people out of business. The problem is so bad that many partnerships or shareholder agreements demand a prenup from every person who has an ownership share in the business.

option to throw out any prenup that was made under duress, or whose terms are too one-sided. You also can’t put any “lifestyle” provisions into the prenup, like adding consequences if one partner gains too much weight. And if you don’t disclose all your assets, the judge could rule your agreement is fraudulent. If you’re taking the time and effort to protect yourself this way, the last thing you want is to see the agreement thrown out. Have you set a date for the big day? Contact our office to schedule an appointment. We can help you put together a solid prenup that helps you start your marriage off knowing you’ve done right by each other.

One or both of you create intellectual property or anticipate doing so.

Intellectual property is a much bigger issue today than it was even just a few decades ago. If one of you is a content creator, musician, or a software developer, it is more than possible that you’ll have intellectual property. And it’s likely to be one of your more valuable assets. A prenup would allow you to maintain sole ownership of that property in the event of a split, as well as all the royalties or profits that come from said property.

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