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Tips for how to handle a divorce midlife

In the course of a divorce there are many issues that need to be addressed. Some of those issues are financial and pertain to alimony and the division of assets. Other matters concern children such as who will have custody and the amount of child support that will be paid by the noncustodial parent. Exactly what will need to be worked through depends on a variety of factors including the age of the couple that is splitting.

Who gets Fido and Fluffy in the divorce?

If you have been divorced – or you are involved in a divorce now – you know that there are countless decisions to be made. This is a time of change, and you must make choices that could affect you both now and in the future. Clearly, important considerations include who will get the marital home, who will have primary custody of the children, whether spousal support/alimony is appropriate and how marital assets and debts will be divided. An often over-looked but increasingly relevant issue in a divorce is the custody of the family pet. 

Tips to ease the stress of divorce

Divorce is difficult, but there are steps you can take to retain some control and ease the transition into single life. First, take kids into account. The presence of children in the marriage can be a huge catalyst for an amicable split. Although your personal relationship with a spouse is ending, a new relationship will begin as you work together to raise your children.

Keep long-term plans in mind when going through divorce

Divorce is a very difficult time in anyone's life. Regardless of who initiated the proceeding, it is easy to get caught up in a battle of who gets more money in the settlement, especially if there is some animosity tied to the split. Whatever fuels this fight for cash, it is wise to keep the big picture in mind when going through a divorce.

New study supports connection between Facebook and divorce

The connection between Facebook and divorce is not a novel concept. News reports over the past few years have highlighted the connection and a new study was recently released supporting the tie between divorce and use of this popular social media site. Researchers with the study were careful to clarify that their findings support only a connection, not a correlation. This study does not tie use of Facebook to an increased risk of divorce.

Divorce and expectations: Tips on how the process really works

Movies and T.V. shows on prime time have all touched on the topic of divorce. Seeing as approximately 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, this isn't surprising. What is surprising is the unrealistic expectations these depictions can produce. Divorce in the real world is generally much, much different.

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