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December 2014 Archives

Divorcing spouses regain control through the collaborative process

negoitiating.jpgThe decision to end a marriage is one of the most difficult and significant that an individual can make. This is especially true in cases where a couple has minor-aged children as providing for the physical, emotional and financial wellbeing of children will continue to be a shared and central focus in both parents' lives for years to come. The binding ties that children create with an ex-spouse are one reason a divorcing couple may elect to seek a collaborative divorce.

Today's typical U.S. family looks very different from that of 50 years ago

Today, it's hard to define a typical all-American family. In previous decades, the word family often brought to mind an image of a happily married heterosexual couple with two or more children. Today, however, this image seems outdated and increasingly isn't one with which many younger people in the U.S. can identify.

Dealing with separation or divorce during the holidays

Father and Child at Christmas.jpgFor many Chicago area residents, the holiday season is a time to reflect upon past holidays and also envision possible future holidays. For individuals who are separated, recently divorced or going through the divorce process; this time of year may stir up many strong and conflicting emotions. 

In divorce matters, pet custody issues can quickly grow hairy

According to The Human Society of the United States, at least one pet resides in an estimated 62 percent of U.S. households. Based on statistics from 2012, there are an estimated 83.3 million dogs and 95.6 million cats that are kept as pets in the U.S.

Study finds women fare better emotionally post-divorce

Super Woman.jpgCouples choose to get divorced for a number of reasons. An individual may marry too young or too soon after meeting someone, financial difficulties may drive a couple apart, a spouse may cheat or spouses simply grow apart. Whatever the reason, divorce is often the best option for all involved parties. This doesn't, however, diminish the fact that the divorce process is full of challenges.

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