The Effect of Your Alcohol and Drug Addictions on Your Divorce

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One issue that often arises in the divorce process is that a parent may have an addiction to alcohol or drugs. This can affect that parent’s ability to have access to their children due to safety concerns for the children by the parent that is impaired. Court’s Reaction to Parent’s Addiction Problem If you have… Read more »

How to Have a “Good” Divorce

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It seems like an oxymoron to use the term “good divorce.” Although going through the divorce process is stressful, it is possible to have a divorce where both you and your spouse feel the outcome is fair and that you can continue your relationship as co-parents in an amicable way. Be Informed by Utilizing Divorce… Read more »

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 »

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 »