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Common Reasons for Divorce

Divorce is a stressful and frustrating experience that many individuals would do quite a bit to avoid. We know, however, that divorce isn’t actually an uncommon occurrence in today’s society. Given the negative effects that divorce can have upon the individuals undergoing it as well as any children that might be involved, what exactly motivates them to make the decision to end their marriage? Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons for divorce!  A Marriage of Convenience One of the most common causes ofContinue reading

SEEING IT THROUGH THEIR EYES: HOW TO APPROACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT A DIVORCE

As complicated, overwhelming, and frightening as a divorce can be, imagine what the process must look like, and feel like, through the eyes of a young child.  Telling your children about a divorce or legal separation is a delicate situation and should be handled caution and consideration. The most important thought to keep in mind while approaching your child about divorce is that he or she he or she will perceive the transition based upon how you and your spouse handle it.  As such, feelings of hostility towardContinue reading

What are the divorce / legal separation options?

YOU HAVE OPTIONS: FOUR CHOICES YOU MAY NOT KNOW YOU HAD, REGARDING YOUR DIVORCE  Facing a divorce or legal separation?  We’re here to help, and most of all we’re here to let you know that you have options.  Did you know that divorce proceedings do not necessarily need to end up with a fight in court?  Cooperative Divorce Law, Collaborative Divorce Law, and Divorce Mediation are just a few of the possible recourses that you can take when dealing with your divorce. If you’re seeking minimal interference andContinue reading

HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH YOUR DIVORCE

Divorce can be an ugly business, and even the most agreeable of divorce proceedings leave room for conflict and complication.  In any case of divorce or legal separation, the unfortunate ones who stand at the greatest risk of suffering emotional harm are the children.  Confusion, sadness, fear, anger, and even guilt are just some of the emotions your kids might be going through, and divorce is a heavily mature concept that can be difficult for any, but especially young, children to wrap their heads around.  It is importantContinue reading

Divorce Rates Are Down – Acceptability Up

You might have heard divorce referred to as something of an “epidemic” recently, with the number of divorce cases each year allegedly rising quickly. In reality, divorce rates in the United Sates are the lowest they have been in decades. It is true, however, that the “moral acceptability” of divorce has risen quite sharply over the past decade or so. From 2001 to 2017, for example, the social acceptance of divorce has increased by 14 points according to data gathered by Gallup during their Values and Beliefs poll,Continue reading

Tips for a Drama-Free Divorce

Divorce isn’t an easy issue to talk about. It’s an even harder one to experience, and the whole process can quickly devolve into endless drama and frustration if you aren’t careful. And while the “success” of a drama-free divorce certainly depends on your partner’s actions as well as your own, there are still things you can do to help guide the situation down the right path. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you can take to help minimize the amount of stress and drama generatedContinue reading

Tips to Avoid Divorce

Divorces are never easy for either of the involved parties. Unfortunately, there are certain conflicts and actions spouses can take that dramatically increase the chances of a failed marriage. Let’s take a look at some of the most common conflicts we see in order to try and stop trouble before it gets to the point of divorce. Talk to Professionals First and foremost, it is important to avoid falling into the habit of complaining about marital problems to other people. Or, to be more specific, it is importantContinue reading

Things to Consider Before Officially Filing for Divorce

Few things inspire such strong emotions in individuals as the thought of divorce. This can be a source of dread and worry – something that keeps you in place even while you want to move forward. When you’ve finally made the decision that your marriage is essentially over, however, that dread suddenly turns into the desire to act as quickly as possible. We tend to want to just “get it over with” as fast as we can in order to put the painful ordeal behind us and moveContinue reading

Divorce & Financial Hardship

When considering a divorce there are many things to consider. Normally one of the first things to think about is your finances, and what financial challenges you may endure as a result of the split. Below you will see a list of some common concerns. The house – should you stay in the family home or sell it? Retirement assets – splitting retirement assets can be tricky to avoid an unwanted taxable event. Insurance – if we are no longer a family, who is insured and who isn’t?Continue reading

5 Things To Help Keep Your Relationship, and Your Love, Strong

While the saying “love is all you need” is a very nice one in theory, in practice this is almost never the case. Falling in love is not a magical process that removes all uncertainty and doubt from your life forever, nor does it ensure that your partnership will always be perfect and strong. If you want a healthy and lasting relationship that will withstand the tests of time, then there are some tried and true things you should be doing. Remember: all good things take effort andContinue reading

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