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Why do women initiate divorce more often than men?

12927129_S.jpgThere was a time when married men were generally the breadwinners of the household, while their wives stayed home and handled domestic duties. That is not the case in today's society, as many married women have full-time jobs, and there are perhaps more stay-at-home dads today than ever before.

Your divorce doesn't have to be a public event

10305169_S.jpgMost of us don't experience the social inconveniences that celebrities do. You probably don't have to look completely "put together" to grab a cup of coffee in the morning, nor do you worry that going shopping with your kids will turn into an unwanted photo shoot. Most of us don't have these problems because most of us aren't famous.

Letting go of anger in order to make smarter divorce decisions

11682311_S.jpgA couple weeks ago, we discussed the potential fallout from the recent hack of the Ashley Madison website. The site's purpose is summed up in its slogan: "Life is short, have an affair." There are apparently millions of people who took that advice, and the personal data of more than 37 million users was stolen by hackers.

Family law study: the link between marriage age and divorce risk

9449925_S.jpgThere is no shortage of sociological studies these days, and studies about relationships and families seem to be more numerous than others - at least in terms of media coverage. Perhaps this is because they address relatable topics that most of us are interested in.

Don't hide or minimize challenges of family law matters

14491743_S.jpgGoing through a divorce or any dispute involving family legal matters can be intensely personal. People who are dealing with these situations often keep a lot of details private and don't want to talk about certain problems because they may feel embarrassed, confused, guilty or like they have somehow failed.

Divorce can be a valuable tool for learning and personal growth

10412962_S.jpgAlthough divorce is difficult for everyone involved, we each have a choice about how we react to that difficulty. It is easy (and sometimes tempting) to become bitter and jaded after spending years in a bad marriage and then experiencing the pain of divorce. But like many of life's trials and tribulations, divorce can actually change us for the better.

Until debt do us part: Division of marital debt during divorce

6786737_S.jpgIf you're like most Americans, you have debt. Whether there are balances on your credit cards or student/home/auto loans, you likely owe money to some institution. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. America seems to run on credit, which means debt is the norm.

Literal approach to asset division goes viral in YouTube video

11537657_S.jpgEarlier this week, we wrote about the fact that "fair" can be hard to define in a divorce settlement. Because Missouri is an equitable distribution state, many people think this means that assets will be divided in a 50-50 split, or as close to that as possible. But equitable does not necessarily mean perfectly equal.

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