How to Prepare for a Peaceful Divorce

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Often, people become hurt and angry when it becomes clear they are facing a divorce.  In most cases, the divorce should not be a surprise, but sometimes it is.  While some people can overcome their anger at the situation and their spouse, others can’t.  Attorneys will tell the parties that if one person wants the divorce, it will happen eventually.  …

What If You Don’t Really Want a Divorce?

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Just like it takes two to tango, it takes two to have a marriage.  If one person wants out of a marriage, the other one can’t really prevent a divorce.  Both parties have to be committed to keep a marriage together.  It often happens that one spouse decides to seek a divorce before the other spouse is even aware of …

Dealing with Depression

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I’m no therapist, but… Unfortunately, depression seems to be becoming more common-place during holidays, especially when there’s a divorce or other family law procedure pending or recently completed. The fact that depression isn’t discussed much in most divorce and family law cases doesn’t mean that it’s not a significant factor in many situations. When people think about, or discuss, how …

If You Need to Wait Because You Can’t Afford to Divorce…

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There is a lot of discussion going on about whether the number of divorces being filed is decreasing. Many observers say that is true because of the economy, and it makes some sense. As bad as a family situation may be, many people begin to feel that they can’t afford to get divorced. Some people are experiencing the mortgage crisis …

Is There a Divorce Season?

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Many commentators have discussed the perception that many couples take the plunge and file for divorce in January, right after the holidays. A study in England came to the conclusion that Jan.7 is “D-Day”, the busiest single day for filing for divorce. A report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in January 2008 reached a similar conclusion.Actually, it appears that January is …

When the 7-Year Itch Comes Early

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A recent study has shown that couples are at their greatest risk of divorce shortly before their fifth anniversary, instead of the seven-year mark traditionally assumed, according to a recent story in the Houston Chronicle. The study was conducted using records from the United States, Germany and Scandinavian countries. Interestingly, the statistics seem to indicate that marriages that last at …