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2013 research findings suggest reasons behind divorce


There are many reasons why marriages end in divorce. Rhode Island residents may find some of these reasons surprising. But the simple fact remains that divorce is a reality that many will face in their lifetimes and in doing so, there may be challenges. A sound divorce strategy can help divorcees work through some of these challenges and come to a satisfactory resolution.

What Children Learn from Observing Parents During Divorce.

I understand that people going through a divorce are stressed an pushed to their emotional limits at times.  Often, words are spoken or actions taken without considering their true effect.  I have heard the following in meetings with people ready to start a divorce, as they go through one, and even after the divorce is final:

After a delay, celebrity couple finalizes divorce


Some couples opt out of divorce, choosing instead to separate unofficially. This may seem like a good idea to some as it saves couples from having to undergo divorce proceedings, but more often than not it is more costly than beneficial. Not only can unofficial separation lead to increased emotional strain on couples, as well as possibly proving harmful to children who lack proper custody arrangements, but it can also be very expensive in the long run.

Holidays present difficult challenges for divorced families

Here in Rhode Island we are experiencing the autumn chill that officially puts an end to any hopes that summer's warmth may rally and resurface. As temperatures drop and people break out their heavy coats, some may begin to think forward toward their holiday get-togethers and family meals.

Is a Rhode Island Divorce Contagious?

We all know that certain illnesses are contagious. Chickenpox, mononucleosis and strep infections are all contagious.  We keep our children home from school or we stay out of work if we are contagious.  A recent study from the Pew Research Center suggests that divorce of a friend or close relative dramatically increases the chances that you will divorce, too.

The hidden complications of same-sex divorce


Our country has made great strides in the acceptance of gay marriage. There are now 13 states, including the District of Columbia, that allow same-sex marriage. Rhode Island is one of these 13. However, with progress can also come hidden complications. Homosexual couples, just like heterosexual couples, know that marriage is ideally a lifetime commitment. However, in our society divorce is more prominent than ever and gay couples can face even more challenges than their straight counterparts when ending their marriage.

The 411 on property division during a divorce

One of the most expensive and valuable pieces of jewelry an individual will have in his or her lifetime is a wedding ring. A married couple will accumulate many assets over the course of their marriage. However, in the event of a divorce, the division of property can be one of the most complicated and challenging tasks the couple will face.

Dealing with finances in divorce

Rhode Island residents, like the rest of society have probably been to a Best Buy at least once in their lives. Not many of those individuals would think they have much in common with the CEO of the company. Divorce is a family law issue that does not discriminate against individuals based on their race, socioeconomic status, gender or sexual orientation.

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