It can be admirable to stick with your marriage when it is going through a rough patch. However, there comes a point when you must question whether you are committed to your marriage or avoiding divorce. Remaining in a bad marriage is unhealthy for yourself and everyone else involved. You are causing yourself to feel stress and delaying a divorce that may eventually make you happier. Because it can be difficult to determine when you are better off getting a divorce, here are four questions you can ask yourself:
Same-sex couples who have children together can face complications during their divorce or separation that their heterosexual counterparts do not. The right to the allocation of parental responsibilities is based upon both parties being legal parents of the child. Establishing parenthood is clear for most heterosexual couples because they are likely the biological parents of the child. Same-sex couples cannot both be biologically related to the child, and neither are biological parents if the child is adopted. It is in the best interest of the children to maintain a relationship with both …
Approximately 169 million Americans pay Social Security taxes and 61 million collect benefits to support themselves and their families. If you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about your financial future and wondering what will happen to your Social Security benefits. Keep reading to find out.
The divorce process can be stressful, expensive, and take up a great deal of your time. If you have children, you should know that there are a variety of ways you can become a better parent after divorce. Here are some tips to help you out:
If you make the decision to go through a divorce, it is important to find the right divorce lawyer to represent you. By selecting the ideal legal representation, you will increase your chances of achieving your goals and protecting your rights. You will also speed up the divorce process and receive the support you need to move on with your life. Here are some tips to help you select the ideal divorce lawyer for you.
If you are not getting along with your spouse and believe your marriage is unhealthy, you may be wondering whether you should avoid a divorce and stay married for your children. Contrary to popular belief, staying together for the kids is not a wise move. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons staying married for your kids can do more harm than good.
Codependent behavior can be a symptom of an unhealthy marriage and a reason that a spouse does not pursue divorce. Codependency is defined as a relationship in which one person is willingly subservient to the other at the expense of his or her own needs. Such marriages are dysfunctional because:
Asking your spouse for a divorce takes courage and resolve because you know the pain that will follow. Even if you concluded a while ago that divorce is inevitable, saying it to your spouse makes it real and likely irreversible. When faced with an uncomfortable task, sometimes you choose to act quickly so you do not have time to doubt yourself. However, asking for a divorce is not that type of situation. You need to carefully think about when, where and how you will have the conversation. Asking for a divorce in the wrong way can be needlessly hurtful and set the tone for a high-conflict …
If you are divorced with children, you will likely need to attend special occasions that your ex will be at. Whether the occasion is your child’s birthday party, religious ceremony, graduation, or another event, you may be nervous about being in the same room with your ex-spouse. Here are some tips that can help you make the best out of attending special occasions with your ex.
Most people believe that divorce has a negative effect on children. While divorce can be difficult for them, it can also teach them valuable lessons and set them up for a happy and successful future. Here are five ways children can benefit from divorce:
Life changes all the time. This is particularly true when children are involved. If you go through a divorce and have a parenting plan that you must stick to, you may find the need to change it at some point. In the event you believe an event in your life or the life of your co-parent justifies a modification to your parenting plan, contact an experienced divorce attorney right away.
To ensure a favorable outcome for your divorce case, it is essential to perform some research and find the right divorce attorney to represent you. Prior to hiring legal representation, it is a good idea to go through several divorce consultations. Once you have scheduled your consultations, come prepared to them by bringing the following items:
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