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Achieving Your Best Outcome

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Now that you have worked through the issues of property, alimony, custody, and child support, the last step you need to take to finish this process is to actually finalize your divorce. Ironically, the absolute divorce is generally the easiest and simplest element of a divorce—it is, basically, the official and public statement that the two of you no longer wish to be married. From a legal perspective, it is important that you take this final step; (more...)

4 Flaws With The Child Support System

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By definition, child support is “an ongoing, periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child following the end of a marriage or other relationship.”
In an ideal world, a child support order would ensure that the child receives adequate financial support from both parents to aid his or her upbringing.
Unfortunately, the modern child support system, which covers about a quarter of children in the United States, is critically flawed and in (more...)

6 Ways Pets Can Help Your Family Cope With Divorce!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC
Pets can be a helpful resource for you and your children when handling the challenges of divorce. If your family has one or more pets, let your children have access to them as much as they desire. There is a great emotional benefit to kids dung times of insecurity — and your children are fortunate that the pets they love can still be in their lives.
If you don’t already have a pet, (more...)

We’re OK With Same-Sex Marriage, But Kind of Over Divorce

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Toddlers & Preschoolers›Everything KidsAccording to a new poll, Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage, but less comfortable with divorce.
[embed:render:node:94223:left:width_360]What a difference a decade can make!

Over the last few years, Americans have gotten more and more liberal when it comes to social change—unless that change happens to be divorce.

These findings come via an analysis of the National Center (more...)

Low Conflict Marriage, Low Conflict Divorce

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When future Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmers struggled with the game, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver asked him: “Are you going to get any better, or is this it?” Millions of husbands and wives struggle with that question in connection with their marriages. Secretly troubled that something in their marriage does not work, they fear it is not going to get any better and that this is as good as it gets. Sad more than miserable, (more...)

Wanted: A Spouse Willing to Suffer

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Future husband wanted: A man who is compelled to live out the gospel in marriage through a willingness to embrace suffering.

You’ve probably heard of people creating a list of qualities they search for in a potential spouse. Kind, smart, funny, and attractive are characteristics people often rank at the top of their non-negotiables. But these lists usually miss one of the most important qualities in the life of one who follows God: a willingness to embrace (more...)

Does Having Multiple Sex Partners Before Marriage Lead to Divorce?

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As premarital sex has become more accepted among men and women in North America, the likelihood of a man or woman having multiple partners before settling down has increased. While the rate of divorce has increased at the same time, it is unlikely the effect of the growing trend, according to new research from the University of Utah.
By exploring and comparing five-year divorce rates and the number of sexual partners women had before marriage, Nicholas H. Wolfinger &(more...)

Divorce in the Bible

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Divorce is far from a new concept, which is why it is unsurprising to discover that the Bible has plenty to say on the subject. Christians looking to divorce tend to ask the following question: Is divorce a sin? In order to best answer the question, it is important for Christians to seek the guidance of the Bible. As a general matter, divorce is forbidden for the Christian, with three explicit exceptions for separation as outlined in the Scripture. (more...)

Divorcing an Alcoholic or Drug Addict

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Divorce is never an easy time for families or their loved ones. When one partner is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the process can be even more difficult. This is especially true when the couple has children to consider. Drugs and alcohol put a strain on more than just their abuser; they hurt everyone around, and addicts almost always put their addiction above everything else. When divorce arises due to drug and alcohol abuse, it is important to take (more...)

Children of Divorce Need Overnight Sleepovers with Both Parents

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The Australia Bureau of Statistics reports that in 2012 less than half of the minor children whose parents had divorced spent as much as one night with the non-custodial parent. Unfortunately, I cannot link you to the story I read about this because it’s not yet indexed. It’s a short little blurb that ran on …