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How will divorce affect your teenage children?

As parents, you might assume that your youngest children will suffer most during divorce because they cannot understand it. You might think your older kids know that relationships do not always work out, especially if they have started dating themselves. Research...

Signs your spouse is preparing for divorce

Many spouses may say that their marriage is going great, then be completely shocked when they receive divorce papers. Often, once a spouse files for divorce, there is very little the other can do to repair things. Divorce rates have been increasing for some time, and...

It’s time to put together your school-year custody schedule

Determining how you’re going to divide child custody during the school year can be tough, especially if you and your ex-spouse are in the middle of a divorce and will need to raise your child as single parents. Trying to split time with your child during the school...

Florida alimony reform measures fail again

Permanent alimony (typically paid to an ex-spouse until they remarry or die) remains an option for Florida family law courts and divorcing couples for now, despite continued efforts to do away with it. Florida state legislators adjourned the 2021 session without...

Should you worry about the 7-year itch?

If you’re married, you’ve probably heard of the seven-year itch -- that point in your marriage where you or your spouse may suddenly wonder what it would be like to reclaim your freedom and be single again. Is it really something to worry about? Is the seven-year itch...

3 warning signs that you face emotional abuse in your marriage

Physical abuse is obvious. There is pain and possibly lasting injuries to remind you of the abuser's actions. Emotional abuse can be hard for people to cope with in part because it can be so hard to recognize. You may have been in a marriage for years that you thought...

Why are so many couples getting “gray” divorces?

Overall, the national divorce rate is showing record declines -- except among senior citizens. So-called “gray” divorces have continued to accelerate, and the trend has a lot of folks wondering what’s going on. What makes a couple that’s approaching their twilight...

A custody modification doesn’t have to turn into another battle

Getting your first custody order may have taken months of arguing and fighting with your ex. When the courts finalize your divorce, you were likely grateful to be able to move on with your life. Unfortunately, custody orders don't always withstand the test of time. ...

What happens if a parent paying child support loses their job?

The coronavirus pandemic has turned so may people’s lives upside down. Maybe you are recovering from the virus or a loved one is working on regaining their own health. Or you might be grappling with your kids who are still trying their best to navigate the remote...

3 steps to take before you talk to your spouse about a divorce

You know that your marriage hasn't worked in a long time, but nothing has happened yet. You've finally reached the point where you know you need to file for divorce and move on with your life. If you hope to keep things low-cost and amicable, an uncontested divorce...