For couples breaking-up or divorcing, the idea of separation typically means no longer participating in things as a couple, including moving apart and no longer living together. However, for many couples that is not always immediately feasible.
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Marriages are more than just relationships: they are contracts that entitle the individuals in the couple to certain assets that may exist completely outside of the personal relationship. As a rule, spouses work together to support one another to promote growth in all areas including family size and financial matters.
Most often the changes that impact a couple fall within normal life developments: (more…)
Being involved in a relationship involving conflict is difficult. It doesn’t matter whether it is a personal or workplace relationship – it is never pleasant. In these relationships, even the most casual interactions can trigger a stress reaction.
Certainly couples divorcing, whether they chose to mediate or not, are embarking on an unfamiliar path. It is a path that is most often chosen as the result of ongoing conflict and disappointment between the couple and seems full of unknown danger. Everyone has heard horror stories (more…)
We hear about the need to plan for a child’s future from day one. Every year the costs involved in parenting increase, in many ways so do the choices and possibilities. Divorce does not change this, however, it does mean that parents have to determine how they are going to navigate decisions now and in the future.
Among the many issues divorcing parents must consider are (more…)
A recent study by Linda Waite, PhD with the University of Chicago Department of Sociology, asserts that divorce has a profound negative impact on the health of those whose marriage ends – just as the death of a spouse has on the surviving spouse.
When a divorcing couple has kids, they are going to continue to have a relationship with one another even after the divorce is final. Divorce mediation allows the couple to determine how they want to co-parent; what works for them individually, as a couple, and most importantly – what works for the children. (more…)
Child support is not the same as alimony, maintenance, or other spousal support. For the parents of minor children, child support is a mandated payment to provide for the ongoing support of the children. Although required in every state, each state creates its own guidelines for payment.
On April 25, 2011 North Carolina Judge Nancy Gordon ruled that primary physical custody of Alaina Giordano’s two children (who currently reside in North Carolina) would go to their father, Kane Snyder, who lives in Chicago as of June 17.
Like so many litigated divorce cases, the Giordano v. Synder case is a contentious one that includes a history of restraining orders, mental health concerns, and allegations of both cheating and domestic violence. (more…)
One of the findings in The Longevity Project is that for this group of individuals, parental divorce during childhood indicated in a higher risk of early death – averaging out to five (5) years earlier than those whose parents did not split-up. Since the study was published more a handful of professionals, writers, and allied persons have referenced this finding as a cautionary tale to those who are contemplating divorce. (more…)