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Study Examines the Positives of Parental Divorce

[ad_1] The struggles of a child of divorce can leave parents wondering about the challenges their child may face. They worry about how the adjustment of not having both parents under the same roof will affect them, as well as how much they may have been exposed to during moments of marital discord. Many studies have focused on the negative effects of experiencing a parental divorce. Some studies suggest that a child’s future relationships can be negatively impacted by parental divorce. Additionally, children of divorce can sometimes experience separation anxiety, when they are away from a parent. They have the potential of...

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6 Tips To Help Children Of Divorce Coping With Change

[ad_1] Children of divorce do not have it easy. Even in amicable breakups, the effects of divorce on children can be substantial. Research shows these children face numerous physical and mental health risks. Since the circumstances of every divorce are so unique, how divorce affects children will vary from child to child, but various studies show kids from divorced families are more likely to suffer health problems, have a higher risk of premature death, and tend to have more emotional and behavioral problems. Psychologists have generally found that children of divorce also are more likely to get divorced themselves later in life.  It...

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‘Putting Dad Back Together’: Recovering from Parental Alienation

[ad_1] When a child looks at their parent in the same way that their ex-spouse may look at them, it can be devastating. The raw emotions without the knowledge of what may have actually occurred between the two parents and why the targeted parent may not be  around as often as the child would like, can shatter a parent, making them feel like all is lost in their relationship with their child. With all of the studies related to parental alienation furthering the need for awareness, it is important to keep in mind the needs of the individual parent. They are...

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4 Ways To Protect Children Of Divorce From Parental Conflict

[ad_1] Children of divorce are forced to cope with all sorts of change. The divorce process significantly alters their family dynamic and can complicate the relationship they have with their mom and dad. Although research indicates children of divorce face physical and mental health risks, it is actually the parental conflict they are exposed to during the course of the divorce that causes harm rather than the actual event of the breakup. In a way, this should be encouraging for divorcing parents, because it means they have a way of protecting their children and making this transition easier for them. Although you...

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Staying Active: Being a Dad After Divorce

[ad_1] Whether you are divorced, single, or married, your responsibilities as a parent trumps your feelings, regarding your ex-spouse. As difficult as it may be to navigate your history with them, you cannot allow those feelings and those actions to affect your ability of being the best dad that you can be. Your child custody situation may be problematic, in preventing you from being as active as you would like, but during your parenting time and even when it is not your parenting time, there are ways of continuing to be the best parent that you can be. Importance of communication Children in...

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Navigating 3 Awkward Post-Divorce Situations With Your Children

[ad_1] During the divorce experience, children are forced to face the reality of their new situation. After many marital disagreements witnessed, they are forced to deal with the fact that their parents are no longer together; that they will inevitably be faced with the reality of two homes. However, after they come to terms with the logistical issues related to child custody, they have to come to grips with how it affects things during the course of the year. They may wonder how all of this affects their school life, holidays, birthdays, games, plays, concerts, and other occasions that may draw...

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4 Intangible Costs Of Divorce

[ad_1] When estimating the potential cost of divorce, it is easy to get caught up in how expensive the process is going to be. It is one of the most significant financial life events a person can go through. The cost of divorce can hit your bank account, retirement savings, credit score, and leave you with monthly child support and alimony payments for years to come. Those variables make it practically impossible to estimate the average cost of divorce. However, one thing divorce statistics do not account for is the intangible cost of divorce. While it can take a man a lifetime...

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Celebrities Highlight Child Support Issues

[ad_1] When child support is decided, it can be difficult for both sides to navigate the social cues of the matter. Given all of the emotions of the divorce experience, what you, as the paying parent, may say may not come out the way that you intended. This is just as valid for the receiving parent, as they may have questions regarding the method of payment, the amount, or the frequency. The difficulty surrounding the subject is not mitigated when one or both of the parents have some sort of celebrity or fame attached to them. In fact, that type of...

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Average Hourly Divorce Attorney Rate By Region [Infographic]

[ad_1] One of the biggest factors that contributes to the high cost of divorce is the hourly rate attorneys typically charge. Hourly rates can vary quite dramatically depending on many different factors, including the size and prestige of the law firm and the experience level of the lawyer. Typically, hourly fees range from anywhere between $50 to upwards of $700. Keep in mind that an attorney’s hourly rate is not necessarily a reflection of how good of a lawyer they are. Another factor that affects how much attorneys charge per hour is the market in which the case is taking place. Just...

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Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

[ad_1] If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but bankruptcy could potentially lower your car payment. Here are basic descriptions of the two types of bankruptcy that you can file: A Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or “liquidation” bankruptcy, will discharge most of your unsecured debt. A trustee will attempt to sell any significant property to pay your creditors. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or “wage earners” bankruptcy, will reorganize your debts so that you can repay some...

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