Author: Brette Sember


Brette Sember is a former attorney and author of more than 40 books, including The Divorce Organizer & Planner, The Complete Divorce, How to Parent with Your Ex, The Essential Supervisor’s Handbook, The Complete Credit Repair Kit, The Original Muffin Tin Cookbook, and The Gluten-Free Guide to Travel. She writes often about law, parenting, food, travel, health, and more. She blogs at

Why pot sales in Nevada went up in smoke

The state kicked things into gear, but even then, only two companies received state authorization to transport marijuana. So, while lots of pot has been grown and is ready to sell there’s a logjam getting it to the stores, harshing the would-be buzz of many customers.

Your kid started a band! Now what?

If your kid’s band is accepting gigs and getting paid, it’s time to help them set up a bank account, track their earnings, pay taxes, and discuss how they will share the profits. It’s best for the band to choose one member as the financial person (with that person’s parents closely involved).

Getting your ex to help pay for college

If you’re currently divorcing, negotiate a college support agreement that specifies each parent’s obligation for tuition, room and board, and other college-related expenses. It can specify a cap and the type of college whose costs will be covered (private or public, in-state or out-of-state, for example).

Is your kid’s lemonade stand legal?

Applying for a business or peddler’s permit seems like overkill for your kid to sell $5 worth of lemonade, but it is not unheard of for unfriendly neighbors or area businesses to report an “illegal business” and enforcement officers to respond.