Young People Want “Happily Ever After” but Lack Skills to Make Marriage Work

Aug 8, 2012 by

A groundbreaking new survey sponsored by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) finds that 82% of young adults aged 18-30 plan to get married and stay married for life. However, an estimated 40% of first marriages end in divorce. Why? “There is often a disconnect between attitudes about marriage and the reality of getting or being married,” says Mary Myrick, NHMRC Project Director. “Once married, conflicts may arise over money, parenting, and other important...

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12 Tips Before You File for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Before filing for a divorce you should set some goals as to how you want your case to be resolved and what outcome you desire. Take a look at all your options when choosing how you file, whether or not you will need an attorney and whether or not you will try mediation. Once you know where you want to end up, it will be easier to choose your course of action. If you decide to go without an attorney and represent yourself, make sure you have the resources to do it correctly. You might consider...

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Before a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Preparing for a divorce is a big job. There are many things to be done before you initiate divorce proceedings, including gathering documents, researching the legal issues and exploring your options. You may need to find a divorce attorney or brush up on divorce laws. You will need to take control of your divorce right from the beginning in order to protect your finances and maintain your lifestyle. The more prepared you are for your divorce, the smoother the whole process will be. Here are...

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Before You File for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Before you file for a divorce you might want to stop and consider what it might take to save your marriage. Even if you can’t save the marriage or don’t want to try to save it, counseling can help you discover what went wrong, and how to pick up the pieces and move on with your life after the event. Don’t wait for your spouse to participate in counseling with you, initiate it on your own if you have to, but talk to a marriage counselor or other divorce-related professional...

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Children & Divorce Trauma

Aug 8, 2012 by

Making the decision to get a divorce can become very complex when there are children involved. There are several key considerations that can help parents spare their children trauma related to the ending of a marriage. Divorce doesn’t have to devastate the children who are involved if both parents are willing to keep the interests of their children a priority. Talking with children honestly about the decision to divorce is vital. Ideally, both parents need to explain to the children...

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Coping With Life After Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

It’s not unusual that a difficult divorce can make life seem a little uneven or out of whack. After enduring a marital split the last thing most people want to think about is adding more tasks to the to-do list, however there may still be unfinished business to take care of before life falls back into a normal pace. The worst may be over, but that doesn’t mean you’re finished with the process forever. In order to win back some peace of mind and regain confidence in life, there...

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Distracted to Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

News from the UK says excessive video game playing can lead directly to divorce. After Ryan Van Cleave published his 2010 book “Unplugged: My Journey Into The Dark World Of Video Game Addiction” that detailed the woes of a college professor, husband and father who wrecked his life playing the World of Warcraft and Call of Duty video games, the perils of video game addiction received a lot of international press. Now, new studies conducted by various researchers in Britain claim that...

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Divorce Blog

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you are considering a divorce, going through a divorce or suddenly single again and ready to start all over, you will find plenty of good advice, therapy and tips to help you take control of your life here at Divorce.com’s Blog Pages. You’ll find information on topics from around the world about divorce issues in the news, lawyers and legal tips, how to manage your divorce case, family law updates and other general resources designed to help you deal with every aspect of getting...

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Divorce Calculations

Aug 8, 2012 by

Nearly everyone knows that getting divorced can cost a fortune in the United States today and the price can easily skyrocket to tens of thousands of dollars depending on the people and the assets involved. Some people are beginning to think the idea of purchasing divorce insurance every month might actually now make sense for many modern relationships. The North Carolina-based SafeGuard Guaranty Corporation thought divorce insurance was such a good idea they created their own divorce insurance...

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Divorce Checklist

Aug 8, 2012 by

Before filing for divorce you might want to set some goals as what outcome you desire. Take a look at all your options when choosing how you file, whether or not you will need an attorney and whether or not you will try mediation, a marriage counselor or other divorce-related professional mediator before you throw in the towel or start drawing up papers. Once you know where you want to end up, it will be easier to choose your course of action. If you are planning to utilize an online divorce...

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Divorce Costs – How To Save Time, Money And Trouble

Aug 8, 2012 by

It has been said that a divorce will cost as much as you can afford. Of course, the true cost of a divorce depends on many variable factors and not all of them are financial. The emotional toll of a divorce can be just as draining as the legal fees are to your bank account. When contemplating the monetary cost of an impending divorce it is usually best to separate your emotions from the finances. Instead, treating your divorce as a calculated business transaction can help you save time, money...

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Easy Divorce Education

Aug 8, 2012 by

Getting divorced is one thing, doing it without creating a legal and financial disaster for yourself is another. Since all divorces are basically civil lawsuits, they must be pursued in court according to the rules of the state you live in. Because the divorce laws vary from state to state, it is always a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before taking the plunge on your own. If you do decide to obtain legal representation in your divorce case, you will still need to understand...

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Divorce Forms

Aug 8, 2012 by

The amount of paperwork required to complete a divorce these days can make the experience seem more like a clerical task than a legal one. At every step along the way there are various divorce forms, affidavits and legal documents that need your attention. The divorce papers start coming your way as soon as you begin the divorce process and continue even after the deed is done. Needless to say, all of the documents in a divorce are necessary and important components of the entire divorce action...

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Divorce Lawyer

Aug 8, 2012 by

The importance of finding the right divorce lawyer cannot be overstated. If the other party in your divorce has the representation of a lawyer, you will need one too. Going to court without a good divorce lawyer can be a disastrous mistake that could affect your quality of life for many years to come. You need an experienced divorce lawyer on your side to help you navigate the legal technicalities and get through the paperwork as smoothly as possible. Once you have determined that you are going...

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Divorce Mediation Solutions

Aug 8, 2012 by

When a divorce becomes imminent many couples choose to hire a divorce lawyer to do much of the work, but it can still be an exhausting and expensive ordeal. A contested divorce in court can also take quite a bit of time to resolve. Your family can be impacted in unpredictable ways and there is no guarantee things will go in your favor once you’re actually in court. There is a lower cost alternative available if you consider using the services of a divorce mediator as an alternative to...

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Divorce Online

Aug 8, 2012 by

You might gain your freedom and a new life with a divorce, but you will surely also gain what seems like a new full-time job of researching, completing and filing your divorce forms. Even if you have an attorney, it is impossible to get through a divorce in any state today without having to deal with the mountain of paperwork that comes along with the process. The various forms, affidavits and legal documents associated with a divorce start needing your attention as soon as you initiate the...

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Divorce Pre-Planning

Aug 8, 2012 by

Many estimates say the divorce rate in the United States has increased to the point where nearly half of all current first marriages will end in divorce. The numbers are even higher in some Western states like Nevada and California where over 60% of first marriages fail. Nationwide, first marriages have 50% failure rate, second marriages fail about 65% of the time and 75% of all third marriages end in divorce. However, the numbers for divorce rates in different individual cultural, economic and...

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The Divorce Process

Aug 8, 2012 by

It can be a good idea to make sure you know the basic facts about getting a divorce before you jump in and make decisions that could create a legal and financial disaster for yourself. What many people don’t understand is that divorces are basically civil lawsuits, and must be pursued in court according to the rules of the state you live in. The divorce laws vary from state to state, and it is always a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before taking the plunge on your own....

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Divorce Records

Aug 8, 2012 by

The decision to get a divorce is a private personal choice between two formerly intimate partners. Unfortunately, divorce records are not so private. The records of a divorce are an open source of information containing all the details of the separation. Divorce records stored in county courthouse files in all 50 states are open to public inspection unless they have been ordered sealed by a judge. Anyone can view those records of court proceedings, including testimony concerning disputes over...

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Divorce information by State

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is important to learn as much as you can about divorce laws before you start making decisions that will affect your future. Navigating the maze of divorce laws can be a bit confusing for the average person though .  Alabama Illinois Montana Rhode Island Alaska Indiana Nebraska South Carolina Arizona Iowa Nevada South Dakota Arkansas Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee California Kentucky New Jersey Texas Colorado Louisiana New Mexico Utah Connecticut Maine New...

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