Creating New Holiday Traditions Can Help Children Cope With Divorce

Family traditions are an important part of the holiday season, but those that are going through divorce often find that old traditions are no longer feasible. When children are involved, this can create a parent-sized gap in the home and may even lead to excessive sadness or depression. Lift your child’s holiday spirits this season […]

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Top Reasons to Choose Mediation for Your Divorce

There are many paths to divorce. No single method is “right.” Instead, there is only what is right for you and your marriage. Yet many couples have found benefits to choosing mediation over other, more traditional forms of divorce. The following information outlines some of the biggest benefits to mediation so that you can determine if it […]

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Courts Continue to Rule that Embryos Are Property, Not People

Couples who struggle with infertility, or have a history of conditions that could lead to infertility (such as cancer), often have their embryos frozen to ensure they have the ability to have a family later on. What happens, though, if that couple then divorces? What happens to the embryos? Historically, they have been treated as […]

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Understanding And Minimizing The Impact Of Divorce On Children

Divorce is difficult for all involved parties, but children are often the most sensitive to the changes. Not only must they adjust to their family no longer being together, they often struggle with concepts that are well beyond their ability to understand. Thankfully, though, parents can help minimize the impact by understanding it. The following […]

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Parents Choosing Surrogacy Should Understand Their Legal Rights

Families can grow in a number of ways. All of them are beautiful, but some can be extremely complex. Surrogacy is one such method. Full of promise, but also possible pitfalls, it can lead to legal troubles and possible heartbreak. Potential parents can reduce their risk of experiencing these ill outcomes by ensuring they understand […]

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Viral Post-Divorce Flower Delivery Shows A Peaceful Split Is Possible

Divorce may be an emotionally complex situation, but it does not have to end in flames and destruction. In fact, some couples end their marriage peacefully, much like the virally shared couple who recently ended their 19-year-marriage with flowers and a note. The following provides some tips on how you and your spouse can work […]

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Dealing With Complex Child-Related Issues In Illinois

While, in many child-related cases, the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time distribution between parents will be shared and potentially straightforward, there are cases in which things can become highly complex. These cases typically involve matters like domestic violence, child abuse, neglect, addiction, or other habits or behaviors that may place children at risk. Learn […]

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Nesting Parenting Plans – When Children Get The House In Divorce

Parents who divorce often spend their weekends preparing the children to shift houses. There is a new trend in divorce, though – one where the kids keep the house and the parents shuffle in and out. It is known as nesting, and for some families, it works. It does have its drawbacks, however. As such, […]

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How Addictions Affect Divorce

The causes of divorce are complicated and vary from couple to couple. One factor that ends many relationships is addiction. When a spouse has an alcohol, drug, or gambling addiction it puts an emotional and financial strain on a marriage. When a couple decides it is time for a divorce, the effects of addiction do […]

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Mediation May Help To Lessen The Pain And Trauma Of Divorce

To say that divorce can ever be made easy would be dismissive of the situation itself. Yet, there are ways that divorcing couples can reduce some of the pain and trauma often associated with the difficult process. Mediation is one such option. Learn how this alternative dispute resolution method can help you in your divorce, and how […]

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