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Take financial control over your divorce

When going through a divorce, it's important to take control of your own financial situation in order to make sure to get a fair shake out of the divorce settlement. After all, you don't want to be the person walking away from the divorce with no real assets.

Men more likely to gain weight after a divorce

Deciding to get a divorce can mean some real changes. Time with the children may be split between both parents, and one or both spouses may end up living in a new home. However, aside from these common examples that many think of when talking about divorce, it turns out that for men divorce could also mean weight gain.

More parents are having children out of wedlock

More and more couples are choosing cohabitation over marriage, which is resulting in a number of couples also having children out of wedlock. And while the concern among many scholars is usually focused on divorce and children, recent research is pointing to the fact that more attention also needs to be given to the impact that cohabitation may have on children.

Is a 50/50 split the best custody, visitation decision?

Over the past few years it has become more common for a child to split their time evenly between both parents. And while for some this idea of co-parenting may seem like the best way to ensure each parent keeps their rights as a parent, one clinical psychologist is questioning if this scenario is really what is in the best interest of the child.

Jimmy King faces felony charge for owing child support

One rather well-known basketball player was recently arrested for unpaid child support. Now, Jimmy King, who was part of the "Fab Five" team in the mid-90s, is facing a failure to pay child support charge, which is a felony and carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

Missouri father denies accusations, claims he has shared custody

A Missouri father recently showed up on a local news station to explain that he recently did not abduct his baby girl and did not assault his ex-girlfriend. Rather, he explained that he has shared custody with the girl's mother and was legally spending time with his daughter.

Many couples separate after seven years, divorce by eighth year

While many couples may decide to split after just a few years into their marriage, and others might file for divorce after 25 years of marriage, recent numbers from the U.S. Census determined that the median for first time marriages to end is at eight years, with the initial separation happening after seven years.

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