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January 2015 Archives

Do you need a prenuptial agreement? The answer may surprise you

wedding_16.gifData from the Pew Research Center shows that in 1960, the median age at which U.S. women married was 20 and men, 23. Fast forward to 2014 and those ages rose considerably to 27 for women and 29 for men. Given that more U.S. women and men are delaying marriage, it stands to reason that if and when many Americans do decide to marry, they not only bring more life experiences to a marriage, but also more financial assets.

How can social media posts hurt your divorce case?

blonde-texting.jpgSocial media has quite literally taken over the world. According to adweek.com, 2014 social media user statistics show Facebook to have 1.28 billion active users, Twitter 255 million, Instagram 200 million, and Pinterest 40 million. Many social media users readily communicate with their friends, followers and complete strangers by posting updates, sharing opinions about various subjects and uploading photographs. While, for the most part, social media sites are used for benign purposes, individuals who are divorced or going through a divorce would be wise to use caution when posting and sharing anything via a social media website.

Study indicates why, when it comes to a breakup, out of sight and out of mind don’t' apply

Behind every great song there is usually a story and, in many cases, the break-up of a romantic relationship serves as inspiration for some of the most successful hits. While some may argue these singers and songwriters, and other individuals who choose to dwell on a break-up, are gluttons for punishment; the results of a recent study indicate that dwelling on a relationship may actually help speed an individual's psychological recovery.

Is filing for divorce your New Year's resolution?

divorce460.jpgAs Chicago-area residents welcome 2015, many have likely resolved to make positive changes in their lives this year. While the traditional New Year's resolutions associated with losing weight and exercising are likely on the minds of many, a recent study indicates that for a significant percentage of married parents, divorce may also be top-of-mind.

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