Category Archives: Divorce

Changing a Name in a Divorce

Divorce feels like everything turned upside down. But one thing a woman can control is her name. Reclaiming a former name – a birth name – can help reestablish her identity. Reclaiming a name may seem daunting, but it’s a … Continue reading

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Breaking the News

One thing about divorce. Telling a spouse the marriage is over is no easier than deciding the marriage is over. Most people find this first step toward divorce – telling the spouse – extremely difficult and for good reason. A … Continue reading

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Always in the Children’s Best Interests

If a couple decides to use an online service to file for their own divorce, they should realize that they will need to come to agreement on all the terms and conditions of their divorce, including child custody and support, … Continue reading

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High-Conflict vs. Low-Conflict Divorce

Before an unhappy spouse starts the landslide of divorce, he or she may wish to consider whether the marriage is a high-conflict or low- conflict union. According to Penn State sociologist Paul Amato, children fare worse when their parents in … Continue reading

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Thinking about Divorce, What Else Do You Need to Think About?

Divorce is not an easy situation. Do you contact an attorney or do you do it yourself? If you contact an attorney what do you even say to them? Some very important issues that should be discussed and may be … Continue reading

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Divorce Myths

Divorce myths are fictions people tell each other. They are popular beliefs and notions, and they are wrong. Divorce myths thrive and propagate because some of them are comforting. People believe them because many of them often make a kind … Continue reading

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Better Married?

Many people think it is being single because the freedom to come and go means less stress and more money. This is not so, according to Dr. Diana Kirschner, who writes about human relationships. Writing in Agenda Magazine, Dr. Kirschner … Continue reading

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The Overlooked Cost of Divorce and Family Fragmentation

We all know that divorce can cost a pretty penny for the people that are getting one, but what about the people who aren’t divorcing? Based on a new study, divorce and unwed childbearing, known collectively as family fragmentation, costs … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs

The late Paul Newman said that marriages can work as long as both spouses don’t go crazy at the same time. The observation bears remembering because so many people launch marriages that end in divorce because they believe what can … Continue reading

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The Hope in Step Families

That second (or third or more) trip to the altar so often means a stepfamily, and with this, the hope the children of earlier failed marriages are better off in step-families than those headed by solo mothers and fathers. Second … Continue reading

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