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DuPage County family law attorneyAs remarriage after divorce has become increasingly common, more blended families or stepfamilies have emerged. According to the United States Census Bureau, over half of all American families were divorced and remarried or recoupled in 2010, which was the last major census year. Nearly 4 million children were living in a blended family or stepfamily in 2010.

All families face their own challenges, but stepfamilies have a unique set of challenges that can be hard to overcome. Here are a few tips you can follow in order to make your experience in a blended family a good one:

1. Make Sure You Plan Accordingly

Stepfamilies do not form overnight. Ending one marriage and entering another can take months, if not years. You have plenty of time to think through logistics. Before you get remarried, you should make sure that your parenting plan from your previous marriage is sound and acknowledges that you are getting remarried. You should also make sure that if you are marrying a spouse who also has children from a previous marriage that he or she has planned as well.

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For the 9.5 percent of Illinois couples facing divorce in the course of this year, many may be wondering what to expect and how to successfully handle themselves outside the legal boundaries covered by an experienced Illinois divorce attorney.

Keeping emotions in check, tempers boiling at a minimal temperature and the status quo are relevant for any member involved in the breakdown of the family, Elinor Robin, PhD contributor to the Huffington Post offers these simple solutions for keeping the “normal” in an upcoming life event that often results in the loss of rational control.

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after my divorce, Amazon product review, Illinois divorce attorney, Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, living will, power of attorney, Wi-Fi access code, Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart ThermostatX ex-spouse, smart phone and divorceHave you ever found yourself asking, "What should I change after my divorce?" If so, consider the following:

  • Change your life;
  • Change your Will;
  • Change your power of attorney;
  • Change the access code on your Wi-Fi smart home thermostat.

In this digital age of computer hackers and identity theft, you should most certainly change your login and passwords on your emails, online banking accounts, and all other websites that your ex-spouse can access. Also, close any joint credit or debit card accounts that you had with your ex. Finally, make sure you do not forget to change the Wi-Fi access code on your home thermostat!

In a recent product review of the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, which can be controlled from a smart phone or computer, an ex-husband recently posted a revealing product review on Amazon titled, "SHE TOOK THE HOUSE, THE DOG AND THE 401K €¦. BUT I STILL CONTROL THE THERMOSTAT."

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