Archive, May 2018.

People who divorce after age 50 may feel an urgency to start dating again and find a new romantic partner. You do not like the sudden loneliness you feel after decades of being married. There is also a heightened sense of your biological clock ticking and wanting to start a relationship while you can still enjoy it. You will learn that the dating process has changed since the time you met your former spouse. Online dating websites have in many ways taken the place of singles bars and other such venues. The prospect of meeting your match from the comfort of your computer can be both …
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Lying to others in order to gain an advantage during your divorce is unethical and, in some cases, illegal. However, believing your own lies may ultimately be more emotionally damaging to you. People can lie to themselves for different reasons. Some lies are a defense mechanism to protect yourself from an uncomfortable truth. Other lies are your own insecurities trying to manifest themselves as truths. There are several lies that people commonly convince themselves of when they are going through a divorce:
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When contributing to child support, the paying parent is trusting that the recipient is using the money for child-related expenses. Misusing the money for selfish purposes is betraying the good-faith effort of the paying parent and possibly neglecting the needs of the children. However, most states lack mechanisms that monitor how a parent spends the child support payments that he or she receives. Suspicious behavior is not enough evidence to prove that a parent is misusing child support money. If you believe your former spouse is neglecting his or her financial responsibilities as …
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Separating your auto insurance from your spouse's insurance is one of the actions you must take after finishing your divorce. There is no urgency to do it during your divorce, and finalizing who owns which vehicle will help with the process. However, getting separate insurance policies requires more than a simple phone call. You and your former spouse must take multiple measures to ensure you are no longer tied to each other through your insurance. It may also be time for both of you to shop around for different policies.
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The decision of whether to allow one parent to relocate with his or her child is often difficult because there are valid arguments for both permitting and denying the petition. The petitioning parent may have an opportunity for a better quality of life, but the responding parent will also have a reduced relationship with his or her child. The decision comes down to whether the relocation will be better for the child. During a recent Illinois case, In re Marriage of Kavchak, a court approved a mother’s petition to relocate with her daughter to North Carolina, even though it would …
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The effect of divorce on their children is one of the lingering factors that will cause parents to hesitate before separating. It is common for divorced parents to feel guilty about how their decision may be hurting their children. Divorced parents worry that their children:
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Divorcing spouses are often looking for an edge against each other to receive a more favorable division of property or allocation of parental responsibilities. Some will resort to manipulative or illegal tactics, such as hiding assets or lying about the other spouse’s personal conduct. Catching your spouse in a lie will stop the illegal tactic and possibly lead to punishment. Your spouse may surprise you by how far he or she is willing to go to obtain an advantage during your divorce. The tactic may seem especially cruel or make no sense because your spouse is hurting him or …
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An Illinois appellate court recently upheld a lower court decision that the non-biological mother of a child from a same-sex marriage is allowed parental rights after divorce. In the case of In re Marriage of Dee J., the spouses separated seven months after the biological mother gave birth to the child. The court considered the evidence in favor of the non-biological mother to be clear. The couple was married at the time of the child’s birth, and the non-biological mother was active in the child’s parenting. However, the case shows how a biological parent from a same-sex divorce may try …
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