How Do I Tell My Kids We’re Getting Divorced?

It’s probably one of the most difficult conversations you’ll have: telling your children why you and your spouse are getting a divorce. There’s no easy way of doing it, but if you’re lucky, your child or children will – at the very least – understand you and your decision. But is there a “right” way…

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Is Online Dating Worth the Real Risk of Divorce?

We are truly in the age of technology. Every day, new advances are finding new ways to connect people all over the globe, and as a whole this is great. We are a social species. We need interaction and connection, friends and acquaintances and family, to truly be happy, and all these new apps and…

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Social Media and Divorce – Be Cautious

Like many other Americans, you may be an avid user of social media to stay connected with family and friends. Social media is a great way to stay connected, especially during times when people aren’t able to see each other as regularly as usual. Sharing family photos, personal news, and big announcements on social media…

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Do Children Ever Have a Say in Custody Determinations?

Children have it tough during a divorce. They generally have to sit back and just go along for the ride even though it has a substantial effect on their lives. They often have no control over the course of their lives, which are now being complicated by a division of time between two households –…

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Spotting the Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

Everyone has a friend who has been involved in a volatile relationship. Maybe someone who cares about you tried to discuss it with you, or maybe they were too afraid of how you would react. Regardless of who the friend in trouble is, he or she needs help before it is too late. In 2018…

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Top 10 Occupations with the Highest Rates of Divorce

Most folks don’t take their occupations into consideration before saying “I do” to their spouses. But perhaps they should, because are it turns out, certain professionals get divorced more often than others. The career website Zippia compiled a list of 21 careers that are leading to increased divorces rates in people under 30. These are…

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Jobs With The Highest Marriage Rates – and Highest Divorce Rates

We have always heard that money is one of the most common causes of divorce. And, studies show that people with high-paying, stable jobs tend to experience less divorce than those in lower-income jobs with irregular hours. Bloomberg reports that 70 percent of people who consider themselves upper class have happy marriages, compared to only…

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Gray Divorce: Navigating a Marital Split after Retirement

“Gray divorce” is a term for divorcing couples aged 50 and older. Typically, these are retired, affluent couples with self-sufficient adult children and significant assets. With the baby boomer population living longer, more older couples are divorcing and starting off on new life journeys. The divorce rate for people over 50 has doubled since the…

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Can My Spouse Take My Inheritance in the Divorce?

When a couple with significantly different assets gets married, there can be some complications later on if they choose to divorce. Whether or not your spouse will be entitled to those assets depends on whether they are classified as separate or community property. Generally speaking, an inheritance is considered separate property; therefore, should you get…

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