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Illinois divorce lawyerAfter a wedding, many spouses decide to take the last name of their significant other. This brings them closer to their partner and shows their commitment. When couples divorce, the spouse who took on a married last name may keep their name or go back to their maiden name. The good news is they are not legally required to change to their maiden name once their divorce is finalized.

Reasons Divorced Individuals Keep Their Married Name

If you are going through a divorce, there are several reasons you may wish to keep your married name. You may want to share a last name with your children or keep your married name because you have built a career and reputation around it. Additionally, you may feel comfortable with your married name because it has become part of who you are.

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Illinois divorce lawyerIf you are going through a divorce, you may wonder how it will affect your work life. There are certain tips that can help you be productive at work and ensure that your personal life does not get in the way of your performance. Here are four tips for working while going through a divorce.

1. Avoid Oversharing

When telling your boss and co-workers about your divorce, you should avoid oversharing personal details and explaining why your marriage did not work. Simply let them know how your divorce will impact your job and duties. You can provide them with a list of dates and times that you will have to miss work due to divorce commitments and let them know whether you will need additional help completing your duties.

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Illinois divorce lawyerIf you are going through a divorce, your life may be stressful. The tension between you and your spouse paired with the financial challenges and changes in your family dynamic can be very difficult. Fortunately, there are several ways you can deal with the stress of divorce and improve your overall quality of life. Here are five tips we recommend for reducing the stress levels of divorce:

1. Exercise Regularly

Although working out may be the last thing on your mind, it can keep your weight in check and boost your mood. Exercise can release endorphins which are chemicals that trigger positive feelings so it is important that you take a yoga class, go for a swim, walk around your neighborhood, and engage in any other physical activity that you enjoy

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Illinois divorce attorneyOften times, people opt out of hiring a divorce lawyer to represent them during their divorce in order to save money. If your spouse refrains from hiring a divorce lawyer, you may wonder how this will affect your case. Unfortunately, it can make your divorce more difficult in a number of ways. Here’s what you can expect if your spouse does not hire a divorce lawyer:

A Longer Divorce Process

If your spouse does not hire an attorney, they will be responsible for representing themselves while you have a lawyer to advocate for you and speak on your behalf. That being said, your lawyer will work directly with your spouse to communicate on issues related your divorce.

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Illinois divorce lawyerYou may find yourself in a situation where you have to live with your soon to be ex-spouse until your divorce is settled. Whether you have to live with them during the divorce process for financial reasons or because you would like to ensure your rights are protected, know that there are certain ways you can make your living situation less daunting. Here are several tips on living with your soon to be ex during the divorce process:

Create Routines that Minimize Contact with One Another

If you and your soon to be ex tend to get heated when you are together, you should try to create routines that minimize contact with one another, especially if you have children. If possible, work opposite shifts and allow yourself to handle morning duties while your soon to be ex takes care of evening duties or vise versa.

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