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  • Whether or Not to File for Divorce During the Current Health Crisis

    Whether or Not to File for Divorce During the Current Health Crisis By Theresa Lorella , McKinley Irvin Senior Attorney People thinking about divorce or separation as COVID guidelines went into place have fallen under two broad categories now that the stay-at-home orders are upon us: Those who told their spouse (or physically separated, or filed a case, etc.) before the pandemic hit; and those who didn’t have the chance to break the news before all the COVID regulations went into place. For those who did have the opportunity to have a meaningful conversation with their spouse prior to COVID ...
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  • What Should I Ask for in a Divorce Settlement?

    What Should I Ask for in a Divorce Settlement? The division of property is a difficult aspect of the divorce process. It includes the family home, any other shared real estate, vehicles, funds in bank accounts or trusts, investments, stock options, retirement benefits, pensions, and business interests. With so much at stake, it is important to know what to ask for when in the process of negotiating a divorce settlement. In addition to the immediate outcome and changes to your life, this agreement will have lasting effects on your future. Know Your Case Being familiar ...
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  • Is There a Link Between Divorce and Depression?

    Is There a Link Between Divorce and Depression? A divorce is a highly challenging process, and it can bring about very strong emotional responses. In several individuals, divorce can even prompt issues with depression. Medical depression is very serious, and it’s important to understand that it can sometimes be caused by extremely traumatizing or difficult situations, such as divorce. Some people may be completely blindsided by their spouse’s request for a divorce, and dealing with that news can be heartbreaking and tough to accept. Even the spouse who acted as the ...
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  • 8 Tips for Dating After Divorce

    8 Tips for Dating After Divorce For most people going through a divorce, dating again isn’t the top priority. However, after time has passed and all those loose ends are tightly tied up, one might feel ready to get back in the swing of things. But, what’s it like to be single again after divorce, and what challenges might one face? Following a divorce, it’s important to acclimate to the changes you’ve faced, including your newly single status. However, being single after spending years, even decades married, is far easier said than done. If you’re ...
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  • How to Deal with Retaliatory Behaviors in Co-Parenting

    How to Deal with Retaliatory Behaviors in Co-Parenting Co-parenting is challenging in itself, but when your ex-partner is displaying retaliatory behavior, the process becomes especially difficult. Parents who engage in vindictive behaviors can be mentally and emotionally draining, and the unpredictability can leave you on your toes. Read on for a few tips for effectively dealing with a high-conflict co-parent. #1: Set Clear Boundaries Individuals with high-conflict personalities tend to cross other people’s boundaries, which is why you need to make your boundaries known. It is ...
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  • How to Have a Happy Holiday After Divorce

    How to Have a Happy Holiday After Divorce If one is recently divorced or still in the process of ending their marriage, then the holiday season can be a difficult time of year, especially if one is still adjusting to the major changes in their life. People who are used to spending every major holiday with their children and extended family often feel sad or lonely around this time of year because it reminds them that their marriage was unsuccessful. However, the holidays don’t have to be gloomy for newly separated and divorced individuals. Below, we discuss several ...
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  • How to Keep Child Custody Exchanges Civil

    How to Keep Child Custody Exchanges Civil Even when a divorce is amicable, feelings of resentment and bitterness can still linger among ex-spouses. This can create major obstacles for divorced couples , especially those with children. Although your marriage is over, it’s imperative for ex’s to learn how to get along if they share custody of their children. While custody exchanges force ex-spouses to interact and cooperate with each other, they can quickly become uncivil when parents don’t get along. Keep reading to learn what you can do to keep your child custody ...
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  • Satisfaction & Resilience: Healing After Divorce

    Satisfaction & Resilience: Healing After Divorce Going through divorce is a difficult life event, and it’s important for people to prioritize their health and well-being as they transition into their new lives. Life satisfaction and maintaining resilience are both keys to overcoming and bouncing back from the emotional trauma of divorce. Resiliency is defined as, “a quality in objects to hold or recover their shape, or in people to stay intact.” In the context of divorce, resiliency is a kind of inner strength that allows people to not let failure and various setbacks ...
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