Parenting During COVID

Parenting is no easy task. It is hard enough when there are not any lockdowns or quarantines. Now that we are in the middle of a pandemic, parenting has gotten much harder. Parents are now expected to not only raise their children, but make sure they attend online school and keep them busy. This may mean looking for activities to …

Embracing Life After Divorce

Going through a divorce can be devastating, especially if you have been married for quite some time. Transitioning back to the single life can be scary. Being married may have been all you have ever known in your adult life. How will you live on your own? Your identity may be tied to your ex-spouse. You need to let that …

Should You Remarry Your Ex?

Many people struggle with their marriages, but they refuse to get divorced because they think they may regret it. You may think they are crazy, but regret is real. Of those who divorce, as many as 15% end up remarrying each other. With all the fish in the sea, why remarry an ex? They clearly had major problems the first …

How Does Substance Abuse Affect Child Custody?

When the courts determine child custody in a divorce, they look at many factors. Which party has taken on the primary role of parent? Can each parent provide the children with a stable home environment? Can they pay for basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter and medical care? Where does the child attend school? What is their daily routine? …

Benefits of Divorcing During a Pandemic

Divorce filings have been on the rise since the coronavirus pandemic started. Couples have been quarantined off and on since last March, and it is causing great distress within many marriages. While some couples have seen their marriages get better from the increased amount of time they have been spending together, many are experiencing the opposite effect. Couples are sick …

Divorce vs. Separation vs. Annulment

If you are not happy with your marriage, you can always opt for divorce. While some states have residency requirements, you can typically end your marriage at any time after you say “I do.” Are there any alternatives to divorce? There are a couple other options, such as annulment and separation. However, these options may not apply to you if …

What Happens in a Divorce Trial?

You made the decision to file for divorce, and although you were prepared for a stressful situation, you did not think it would be this complicated. You and your spouse just cannot seem to agree on anything. All you do is fight. It seems like you are spending so much time and wasting so much money to end your marriage. …

Getting Emotional Support After Divorce

A divorce is an emotional event that many people face in their lives. After all, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. Many people think they can tough it out on their own and move on from a traumatic experience, but they cannot. They break down and cry. They give up on life. They feel stuck, like they cannot …

Decade-by-Decade Guide to Surviving Divorce

So many studies have been done analyzing a couple’s risk of divorce based on how old they were when they got married. For example, studies show that once a person reaches 32 years old, their risk of divore increases for every year afterward that they wait to get married. Ideally, a person should be married by their late 20s, if …

Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Avoid Divorce

When you think of babyproofing, you probably imagine making your home safe for your children, such as installing gates, keeping chemicals out of reach and covering up electrical outlets. Well, little do you know that you have to babyproof your marriage, as well. The arrival of a new child can be exciting, but also daunting for first-time parents. Babies do …