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November 2014 Archives

Don't let family law issues stand in the way of a happy Thanksgiving

20297266_S.jpgYou likely need no reminder that Thanksgiving is this week. The holiday season that starts with Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy time, and for the most part, it is. But there is also a lot of expectation and hype surrounding the holidays that can add layers of stress and disappointment.

Unwed couples can protect themselves with cohabitation agreements

8549553_S.jpgAlthough precise data is hard to come by, it is nonetheless clear that marriage rates are on the decline in the United States. This is, in part, due to the high rate of divorce that many Americans in their 20s and 30s witnessed when they were growing up.

Fathers' rights topic: Presumption of shared child custody

5556730_S.jpgFor decades, family courts in Missouri and around the country started child custody proceedings with the assumption that mothers were the best caretakers for their children. The fathers' rights movement was created largely to combat this bias. Men who want to remain active in the lives of their children after divorce are not asking for special treatment, just equal treatment.

Is there a connection between spousal age gap & risk of divorce?

8735954_S.jpgAmericans have a somewhat complicated relationship with statistics. They are often cited as the way to definitively end an argument by bolstering someone's assertions. Often, however, they become the argument, as people disagree on how statistics were collected and how they should properly be interpreted.

How men can avoid some of the most common divorce mistakes: Part I

26856761_S.jpgMen and women tend to handle difficult situations in different ways, and that includes divorce. This means that each gender (generally speaking) has its own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to the messy and often-uncertain process of marital dissolution.

Should you stay together for the kids? Not necessarily: Part II

11675918_S.jpgEarlier this week, we began a discussion about "staying together for the sake of the kids." Divorce is not an easy decision to make, particularly when you worry about how it will affect the children. This is an especially difficult decision in light of decades of studies showing the social, emotional, psychological and academic consequences that children can experience as a result of parental divorce.

Should you stay together for the kids? Not necessarily: Part I

22029377_S.jpgDivorce has become commonplace in the United States, but that doesn't mean it has become easy - either logistically or emotionally. In fact, many couples struggle with doubts about whether they are doing the right thing by getting divorced, especially if they have children.

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