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  • Child Custody Tips for Summer Vacation

    A summer vacation should be all about fun, bonding time, and rest and relaxation instead of fighting over child custody with your ex and digging into old wounds that still need time to fully heal. Maybe you want to take them abroad to Europe, but he or she probably only gets to see them during the summer season. Do not attempt to sort out the details of your arrangement after you have already made ...
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  • Tips on Communicating with Your Spouse During Divorce

    No one ever enters a marriage with divorce in mind for their future, but this is the unfortunate outcome for many. If poor communication was to blame for your marriage’s dissolution, you can expect that it might suffer eve more during the divorce process. Both you and your spouse are likely experiencing a lot of emotions, heartbreak, disappointment, and anger, which might all obstruct your ...
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  • Tips for Couples Divorcing After 50

    Divorce after the age of 50 differs in many ways from the experience younger divorcing couples might face, particularly because those over 50 are at an entirely different stage in life, facing retirement and past the prime income-earning years of life. Perhaps a spouse has long been unhappy in the marriage and, at the prospect of retirement and spending nearly every moment with his or her spouse, ...
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  • How to Cope With the Stress of a Divorce

    Divorce is straight-up stressful. It is a life changing, overwhelming, emotional roller coaster that, even under the most amicable circumstances can still be difficult to navigate your way through. That said, it is not impossible to make this inherently tough time more bearable, so you can focus on the possibilities of what your new future has to offer you. Here are some tips to help you cope with ...
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  • Tips to Help Your Children Deal with Divorce

    Divorce is hard enough for spouses, but when there are children involved, it makes the situation even more difficult. You and your spouse understand the circumstances, you have an idea of what to expect, and you know that everything is about to change, even if you are not yet prepared for it. Your child, however, does not have the same perspective you and your spouse have. Your child only knows ...
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  • Common Myths About Divorce

    Divorce myths are incredibly common, permeating our perceptions of reality. However, much of what many may believe to be fact is actually fiction, and usually best suited for TV dramas. If you are considering divorcing your spouse, it is important to debunk these myths. Here is a list of some of the most common myths about divorce. If you commit adultery, you are giving up everything. Infidelity ...
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  • Common Divorce Myths

    We have all heard various divorce stories, both amicable and contentious. Divorce stories inevitably involve myths, however, or elements that are either rare or not present in every case. The fact is that divorces are as different as the individuals involved in them, so you cannot look to one or even a handful of these stories as a model for what to expect out of a divorce. If you are going ...
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  • Valentine's Day Weddings More Likely to End in Divorce

    February is a highly anticipated month among couples because of Valentine’s Day - a time to celebrate love and romance between two people. Although Valentine’s Day may seem like the perfect time to get married, the statistics don’t indicate a happily ever after ending. According to a study by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Dutch marriages are more likely to end in divorce if they ...
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  • Who Gets the House in a Divorce

    When you decide to divorce, one of the most difficult decisions that you and your spouse will have to make is what happens to the family home. What happens if both spouses are too emotionally attached to let go of the home? What if the expenses of maintaining the home are simply too much for a single parent? Couples should work together to come to a decision that makes sense for both parties, ...
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  • January Is a Busy Month for Divorce

    Divorce and family law firms typically experience an uptick in divorce consultations and filings when the New Year starts. Known as “Divorce Month,” January is a busy month for divorce, with filings increasing in January and peaking in March. So what explains the January Divorce phenomenon? The increase in January divorces is often attributed to: Maintaining the holiday spirit : The holiday season ...
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  • Is There a Good Time to Get a Divorce?

    The decision to get a divorce is never an easy one and deserves a considerable amount of reflection and planning. However, for many spouses, the topic of divorce is already in the air and the question on their mind is not “if” but “when”. Unfortunately, this is not a simple question and there may be no one answer. However, if you anticipate that a divorce is on the horizon, there are several ...
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  • Tips for Handling Child Custody and Co-Parenting during the Holidays

    Now that December is here, the holiday season is in full swing. While this can be a time of joy and celebrations, for parents who share custody of children , it can also be tremendously difficult. The holidays can be a central point of contention when co-parenting, especially when celebrations conflict with regular child custody schedules. When verbal agreements simply will not work, establishing ...
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  • Relocating with Children after a Divorce

    Parents often seek to relocate when they remarry, take a new job, or must care for family members. However, moving a family post-divorce is not as simple as loading up a truck and hitting the road. While there are numerous reasons why a move may be appropriate, Texas courts apply strict guidelines when considering the relocation of a child. It is common for a court to restrict parent’s residence ...
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  • How Social Media Affects Divorces: Know the Dos & Don'ts

    No matter what generation you belong to, everyone in the current era has a strong connection to their smartphones, usually due to fun social media apps. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and so on capture our attention and keep us connected to friends and strangers alike. The booming pervasiveness and popularity of social media in the last few years has caused it to reach into every aspect ...
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  • Gray Divorces Are on the Rise, Studies Show

    While the number of overall divorces in America is on the decline, surprisingly, divorce rates for older couples are increasing. According to a study conducted by Bowling Green State University in Ohio, researchers found that, on average, the divorce rates for those over age 50 doubled between 1990 and 2010. Referred to as “gray divorces,” the study found that the dissolution of marriage between ...
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  • August & March Cause More Divorces, Study Says

    In August, the temperature typically rises no matter where you live in the country. In March, umbrella sales start to go up as people prepare for April Showers. But what increases in both August and March? According to a recently-concluded study by the University of Washington, divorce filings . A pair of researchers reviewed the divorce filing records in Washington for the past 15 years. When the ...
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  • Five Major Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

    Few people can ever truly prepare for the emotional, physical, and financial turmoil of divorce . As family dynamics, living situations, and relationships change, it can often be difficult to cope with the associated emotions and stress. While every situation is unique and spouses will react differently, there are certain behaviors and actions that should be avoided to help ease this transition ...
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