A crumbling marriage is emotionally challenging. Proceeding with the legal dissolution of the union can be equally or even more turbulent. Divorcees typically experience five phases of divorce and should be prepared to cope with them and lean on support. The five stages of divorce can unfold in countless ways, just as divorce proceedings can….

When we think of divorce, generally images of a bad divorce come to mind such as fighting and child custody battles which could drag out the process for months or even years.  These types of divorces are so common that many people may think this is how every divorce works but that is not true. …

Children are a precious gift; but for them, divorce can be a coal in the stocking. Mom and Dad are no longer under the same roof, and Christmas lacks the joyful feelings of togetherness. Especially around Christmas, a family breakup can make kids feel like they’re on Santa’s naughty list. Splitting Christmas between divorced parents…

For the sake of preserving family dynamics, especially when children are involved, many couples wait until after the holidays to announce plans for divorce. But certain circumstances may prompt spouses to act beforehand. Couples who choose to divorce around the holidays should consider various factors. 1. Extra Holiday Stress A marriage teetering on the rocks…

Getting married costs little more than the price of a marriage license. Unless the bride and groom throw a lavish ceremony, a marriage can be quite inexpensive. Dissolving the union, on the other hand, can leave an ex-spouse in financial devastation. Here are 8 steps to financially recover after a divorce. 1. Adjust Spending A…

Divorce is an unfortunate reality in family life that can be devastating for all involved, especially children.  In some cases, divorce may be the best long-term decision a couple can make but telling your kids about a divorce can be very difficult and even heartbreaking. During a divorce, children may wonder if they are at…

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