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What pushes people to divorce their spouses?

You may have recently heard yourself asking why you are still married. There seems to be something in your relationship you no longer have. A special bond that made the marriage worth having. Now you’re searching for this feeling again to reignite your marriage. You...

Why to choose divorce mediation

Picture in your mind a married couple legally finalizing their split. You probably have a mental image of two angry people arguing and shouting in divorce court. Little gets resolved in this scenario. The whole proceeding is emotionally charged. Fortunately, there are...

What should you do with the marital home in a divorce?

Your marital home is likely a place that’s very special to you. Determining what will happen to it is often something that’s hard to do if you decide to divorce.  There are a few ways you may opt to handle the marital home. You and your ex will have to consider the...

How does military divorce work?

Being married to someone in the military has unique factors that can make it more challenging than civilian marriages. For example, they may be away for long, undefined periods. Laying down roots can be harder because the whole family might be required to move in the...

Control your emotional attachments to things in a divorce

People become emotionally attached to specific items. For some, this could be the home where they raised their children because of the memories they have there. For others, it might be a vacation timeshare where the family spent a lot of time.  When you end a...

2 things to do when leaving an abusive marriage

Most marriages start off as loving relationships. Many will continue on that way, but some will shift toward abuse. The abuse doesn’t always happen suddenly, and it’s not always physical. In some cases, the relationship turns emotionally abusive and controlling before...

Making the most of a co-parenting relationship

When people decide to end their relationship, it is not usually a decision that they take lightly. Often, former spouses appreciate the clean break that a divorce can offer. For people who have children together, a co-parenting relationship will need to be maintained...

Child custody negotiations must focus on the kids

Splitting up when you have children together is a difficult situation, but it’s one that requires you to do what’s best for the kids. These cases require the parents to put their own differences aside and focus on what the children need. There are several ways that...