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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Tips For Creating A Happy, Blended Family

According to a study from Pew Research, 64 percent of all divorcees eventually remarry. That means there are tons of blended families out there, just trying to figure out how to make things work. If you are one of them, the following tips can help. You will also learn some key information on how to protect your […]

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Divorce Basics: Should You Keep Your Ex’s Last Name After Divorce?

Many of the decisions you make during divorce are guided, overseen, or regulated by law. In contrast, the decision of whether or not to keep your married name is purely personal. That does not necessarily make it any easier than the other choices you must make. If you are struggling with the decision to keep […]

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Know What To Do In Case Domestic Violence Occurs

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, so being mindful of those who are victims of domestic violence is important. A way to stay involved is to encourage them to create a safety plan, just in case an incident occurs. Furthermore, you can help them deal with the constant struggle of living in fear can by understanding […]

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