The Emotional Costs of Divorce  

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Psychologists rank divorce as the second most stressful life event coming in only behind the death of a spouse. The emotional costs are high. Someone going through divorce can handle the stress better if they have a good support system. This can be family or friends, but having a counselor to talk to, or some… Read more »

Privacy and Confidentiality in Divorce  

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One issue that often arises in a divorce is how to keep private information private. Most people do not want to air their “dirty laundry” in public. When there is a lot of conflict, privacy issues can sometimes make matters even worse. There are some steps that couples can take to lessen the intrusion into… Read more »

Premarital Agreements in Texas

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Many people assume a premarital agreement, also commonly known as “prenuptial agreements” in other states, means that the couple getting married is also planning for when they get a divorce. In reality, a prenuptial agreement promotes communication between the engaged couple and can be viewed as a pathway to how they plan to handle their… Read more »

Divorce: When and How to Tell the Children  

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Children of all ages are confused, anxious, and scared when they learn their parents are getting a divorce. There are some approaches you can use that may lessen the negative impact of what the children almost always view as bad news. How to Tell Your Children Both parents need to be present and tell the… Read more »

Adult Children and Divorce

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When it comes to divorce, a forgotten party is often the adult child of the divorcing parents.  A divorcing couple may believe that their adult children will be fine with the divorce. That is not true. Children of all ages, even those who are all grown up and no longer living at home, generally struggle emotionally… Read more »