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Keeping hope alive when your marriage hits a rough patch

The cause of a marriage heading south isn't always clear. Maybe there was a breach of trust. Perhaps it feels like the two of you have nothing in common anymore. Or you may just have a gut feeling that something feels off--disconnected--and you don't know how to make it better.

Why it can pay—literally—to divorce before the end of the year

State laws surrounding divorce vary widely across the country, and are often open to change. Federal laws affecting divorce, on the other hand, are comparatively stable. However, there is one new federal law that stands to have a major impact on divorcing couples nationwide.

Student loans and debt can drive couples apart

Marriage is a partnership between two individuals. No matter what how love-stricken and ready you may feel going into a marriage, life as a couple is different than life as two individuals. Most couples merge finances and assets. If there is a disparity in wealth between the two of you, or considerable debt, it influences your relationship in other ways.

The advantages of being the first to file for divorce

Marriages can disintegrate in a variety of ways. One spouse may be unhappy for a long time, while the other may not even realize there’s a problem. In other cases, both parties may be struggling in the relationship, and the progression towards divorce seems inevitable—it’s just a matter of time.

When you’re going through a divorce, your dog’s hurting too.

You and your spouse have decided to call it quits. You’re probably busy divvying up your possessions, making claims on shared friends and sorting out your alimony. What you probably aren’t doing, however, is considering how this major turn of events is impacting your dog.

How to find a divorce lawyer who has your best interests at heart

It finally happened. You and your spouse decided to pull the plug. You’d been unhappy together for years. You saw this moment coming. Nonetheless, the decision to terminate your marriage is still a shock to the system. You’re consumed by a dizzying storm of emotions: grief, anger, disappointment.

You decided to divorce. Now how do you tell your kids?

When you and your spouse decide to part ways, there are a whirlwind of emotions to contend with. You may be filled with grief, anger and bewilderment. It can be easy to become consumed with how this dramatic life change affects you. When it comes time to break the news to your kids, many parents don’t give this conversation the forethought it deserves.

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