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Signs that divorce could be in your future

arguing spouses.jpgWhenever a couple announces their decision to get a divorce, someone almost always will ask the inevitable question of when he or she knew it was time for divorce. Anyone who has gone through or is currently going through a divorce knows there is normally not one specific reason behind the divorce, but rather a series of signs that were present before one or both spouses just decided it was time to file.

Beating the holiday hum bugs

For those who have recently suffered a divorce or separation, or who are still struggling with one, the holiday season can be very gloomy. It is easy to get a case of the bah hum bugs. What is the best defense for these holiday blues? A good offense usually does the trick or at least makes the season survivable. Below you will find some steps to guide you in creating an excellent offensive plan to beat back the doom and gloom of both the Mayan calendar and the holiday blues.

Tips for owning an Illinois business with an ex-spouse

Many people meet, fall in love and get married. Somewhere along the line, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, many also decide to go into business together. In fact, in 2007 it was estimated that roughly 3.7 million businesses in the country are owned by a husband and wife. So just what happens when the husband and wife decide to get a divorce? What happens to the business?

Financial tips: Avoid spoiling children after divorce

It's natural to want to spoil children during and after a divorce. Often times, though, parents end up taking it a bit overboard and spending entirely too much money. Not only could this end up putting someone in serious debt post-divorce, but it also sends the wrong message about money to children.

Lack of work-life balance can lead to separation, divorce

Many times when a couple realizes their marriage is not going the way either planned, they will decide to separate in order to figure out what it is that they both really want. Often times this separation leads to an official divorce filing.

Considerations for divorcing Illinois parents in Edwardsville and Belleville

When parents go through a divorce, experts say the goal is to maintain the children's lifestyle. However, due to a divorce usually meaning each parent having to pay for their own household, many people are unable to keep everything exactly how it was for their children. This is why judges and lawyers will look at what the minimum amount one parent can accept is and what is logistically possible for the other parent to pay.

Study: Doubts before wedding can lead to divorce

There are plenty of Illinois couples who have the pre-wedding jitters before walking down the aisle. And while in some cases this could just be nerves about the actual life change, for others it is doubts about whether or not they are even making the right decision on getting married.

Take care of insurance plans after divorce

When two people get married it's normal to start combining insurance plans. In many marriages this means one spouse is in charge of the health insurance, car insurance and home insurance, with the other spouse's name simply added to the policies. But then what happens when there is a divorce? Who is in charge of splitting up the plans and what are the possible repercussions?

Avoid trash talking online during a divorce

There's no doubt that going through a divorce is an emotional and frustrating time. However, with more and more people using social platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, many soon-to-be ex-spouses should take heed that these platforms are not the appropriate place to trash talk an ex for it could come back to hurt them in the courtroom.

Tips for a less contentious Illinois divorce

When we think of divorce, many of us think of the back-and-forth arguing, the fighting in court over every piece of property, and the ongoing battles over who should have primary custody and how decisions regarding the children should be made. And while this is certainly a reality for many couples, it's important to remember it is not the only way to handle a divorce and that it is possible to have a peaceful dissolution.

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