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Divorce
For some, holidays can be a great time to celebrate the season with friends and family, but for others, it can be a very stressful time of year. If your relationship is on the rocks heading into the holidays, the extra stress could push you over the edge. Family Law Attorney Katie Lammers says she...
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Research suggests that the more brothers and sisters a person has, the less likely they are to go through a divorce. Based on data encompassing over 57,000 adults between 1972 and 2012, researchers found that each additional sibling a person has (up to seven) decreased their likelihood of divorce by two percent. “There are a...
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Issues like asset division and child visitation rights can bog down divorce proceedings, lengthening a process that neither party wants to drag on, but a fresh approach to divorce mediation may help speed up the process and leave couples on better terms. Collaborative divorce is one of the latest attempts to make the separation process...
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According to the Census Bureau, five times as many Americans over the age of 50 are divorced than they were only 50 years ago. Census data revealed that only 2.8 percent of Americans over the age of 50 were divorced in 1961, but that number has steadily risen over the last few decades. That number...
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When there is a contested issue in a family law case, there are generally two ways that the issue will be resolved: either the judge will make a decision on the contested issue, or the parties will settle the issue themselves. There are many benefits to settling a matter, and even in a case where...
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As we noted in a blog post earlier this week, the back-to-school season can be hectic for divorced parents, but a new study shows that it’s the summer months that can lead couples to split. The report outlines three main factors that could increase the likelihood of a divorce, including: Increased pressure of balancing work...
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School is back in session, and many parents are breathing a sigh of relief now that their children have returned to the classroom. Caring for children can be especially difficult in the summer if the child is too young to be on their own while the parents are at work, but for divorced parents, the...
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A new study by Avvo revealed that the cost of splitting up is the top concern among divorcing couples. The poll asked 890 individuals and 447 attorneys to evaluate the top concerns of going through a divorce. Some of the survey findings were: 58 percent of respondents without children listed the cost of a divorce...
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Potential clients looking for legal representation may sometimes pursue a pro-bono (no cost) or reduced fee attorney.  Typically, reduced-fee or free legal services are only available for those who have low incomes. Not all private law firms provide pro-bono or reduced fee representation, and those that do provide these services will do them on a...
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A new study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin revealed that children of divorce might develop a more insecure relationship with their parents if the divorce occurs at a young age. Two graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pioneered the study, and its goal was to determine how the timing of...
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